INTERVIEW: ERIN RAE
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INTERVIEW: ERIN RAE

Erin Rae is currently on tour in Australia with Courtney Marie Andrews on what might be one of the very first international tours we’ve seen in the last two years. Rae has just released a beautiful new album, Lighten Up, that complements her sublime and nuanced songwriting with cosmic, lightly psychedelic and baroque folk sounds … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC from Canadian songwriter Jenny Berkel
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NEW MUSIC from Canadian songwriter Jenny Berkel

Delicate and graceful finger-plucked acoustic guitar notes fill the air before the rich and warm resonance of Canadian Jenny Berkel‘s voice emerges from the melancholic swirl of her new single ‘You Think You’re The Rain‘. That low-key introduction segues beautifully into a full band sound with a strong rhythmic push and pull and cosmic folk-rock … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Family Jordan
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INTERVIEW: Family Jordan

SOWING THE SEEDS OF SONGS Family Jordan continue to refine their humid and cosmic country and folk sound on their fourth album Big Grass. Ahead of their appearance at the Dashville Skyline festival next weekend (Feb 25-28th, 2022) we’re adding our interview with Jordan Rochfort of the band from last year. by Chris Familton Following in … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Suga Owens – Weekend Time
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NEW MUSIC: Suga Owens – Weekend Time

Queenslander Scottie ‘Suga’ Owens has released his brand new country single ‘Weekend Time’ via Heartsville Music Group and it finds him hitting a sweet vein of Charley Crockett meets outlaw country. Pedal steel adds a mix of tropical and outback flavours for what amounts to an impressively authentic new voice in Australian country music. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: David James Allen – Please Let Me In [VIDEO]
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NEW MUSIC: David James Allen – Please Let Me In [VIDEO]

Taken from David James Allen‘s third album, The Architect, ‘Please Let Me In’ is yet another great example of the way he blends rhythm, energy and melody in his countrified songs, topped off by a voice that’s rich with personality, grit and grace. As Allen explains, “I wrote ‘Please Let Me In’ as a sort … Continue reading

PTW FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2021
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PTW FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2021

It’s that time of year where I sit down, create a spreadsheet, list all the albums that caught my ear and had me returning for repeat listens, and then begin the torturous task of putting them into some kind of ordered list. It’s a strange thing to rank artistic endeavours against each other but the … Continue reading

PTW FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN ALBUMS OF 2021
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PTW FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN ALBUMS OF 2021

Despite the endless disruptions, lockdowns, gig cancellations and postponements, there were still plenty of excellent albums released here in Australia in 2021. Most of them had their own unique sound too – drawing from folk, country, psych, blues and indie to differing degrees. There were established artists who continued to mature and evolve as well … Continue reading

SINGLE PREMIERE: Dr Mann – Stubborn Mule
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SINGLE PREMIERE: Dr Mann – Stubborn Mule

Cosmic psychedelic country vibes abound on ‘Stubborn Mule‘, the beautiful new single from Dr Mann that we have the pleasure of premiering on PTW today. As the guitars chop and stagger, pedal steel wafts along, adding a swirling ambience to the track. Twin vocals complete the intertwined and woven sound of the track as it … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Huck Hayden – Fire Ball
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NEW MUSIC: Huck Hayden – Fire Ball

I’m loving the world weary vocal on this slice of melodic country rock by Nashville-based Huck Hayden. There’s Petty in there, a dash of Berman-esque indie rock, the country-leaning side of J. Mascis and the heavier, electrified folk-rock of Neil Young. The push and pull tension between the vocal and the blistered guitar sound on … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Mitch Dillon’s Compulsive Ramblers
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ALBUM REVIEW: Mitch Dillon’s Compulsive Ramblers

MITCH DILLON’S COMPULSIVE RAMBLERS MITCH DILLON’S COMPULSIVE RAMBLERS RAGGED GUM RECORDS Melbourne musician Mitch Dillon has been around the local scene for a while now, backing up other artists and fronting Attractor Beams, a much-missed band who wore obvious influences such as The Replacements on their sleeves.  Now stepping out on his own with backing … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Kevin Coons – Rattlesnake Canyon
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NEW MUSIC: Kevin Coons – Rattlesnake Canyon

There’s a big Townes Van Zandt vibe on this new track from Kevin Coons. It takes Townes’ melodic phrasing and relocates it to a tougher, groove-based cosmic Americana place. Rhythmically it buries itself in your short term memory and hits repeat. Killer track! Coons pulled in Dillon Napier from Margo Price’s band on drums for … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Suicide Swans – Reservations
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ALBUM REVIEW: Suicide Swans – Reservations

SUICIDE SWANS RESERVATIONS NEAR ENOUGH RECORDS The latest album from the prolific Queensland alt-country band led by singer-songwriter Kyle Jenkins continues their stunning and world class run of releases. It’s also their last album under the SS name. From now on the band, now a quartet, will be known was Mt. Morning. Each of their … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Georgia State Line – The Ones We Love
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Georgia State Line – The Ones We Love

Last month Georgia State Line released their debut album In Colour via Cheatin’ Heart Records/Spunk Records and it’s already garnered a nomination for Best Country Act at the Music Victoria Awards 2021. Now Georgia Delves has released the video clip for her most recent single ‘The Ones We Love‘, just one of many of Georgia’s … Continue reading

NEWS: Love Police announce new record label
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NEWS: Love Police announce new record label

Love Police, the touring company led by Brian Taranto and responsible for some of the most memorable alt-country, Americana and folk music tours of the last two decades, has joined forces with Dave Laing (Dave Laing Publicity, Warner (and Warner’s revival of Festival), Shock Records, Dog Meat Records) to started a record label called Love … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: River Dreams – Landscape
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NEW MUSIC: River Dreams – Landscape

River Dreams take a step closer to the release of the debut album Small Paintings, due out in 2021. The nom de plume of Sydney songwriter/band leader Carl Manwarring, River Dreams is nuanced songwriting par-excellence. There are elements of dark folk rock, alt-country, and a rolling and evocative, baroque indie rock sound in his songs. … Continue reading