NEW MUSIC: Company Of Others – Diminishing Returns
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NEW MUSIC: Company Of Others – Diminishing Returns

Company Of Others is a Nashville, TN trio comprised of singer / songwriter Billy Campbell with Parker Van Der Hyde on bass and Daniel Sauls on drums. It looks like this is the first single they’ve thrown out into the public sphere, and it’s a good one too, mixing alt-country, country-rock and a heartland vibe courtesy of … Continue reading

TOUR NEWS: Lachlan Bryan & Ben Leece Announce ‘Friends & Acquantainces Tour’
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TOUR NEWS: Lachlan Bryan & Ben Leece Announce ‘Friends & Acquantainces Tour’

Lachlan Bryan, one of this country’s more established Americana acts is teaming up with Ben Leece, a relative newcomer on the national scene, for a run of dates across NSW, QLD and VIC, from April to June. Bryan will have his band The Wildes along for the ride and Leece will be backed by his … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Motel Mirrors – Meet Me On The Corner
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NEW MUSIC: Motel Mirrors – Meet Me On The Corner

Motel Mirrors are the Memphis Tennessee-based trio of John Paul Keith, Amy LaVere and Will Sexton. Originally based around Keith and LaVere, they added Sexton to the mix, giving them three guitarists and singers which accounts for the wonderfully lush and harmony-laden sound of this song, ‘Meet Me On The Corner’. This track has a … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Copperline – Rusty Fords And Weatherboards
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ALBUM REVIEW: Copperline – Rusty Fords And Weatherboards

Copperline Rusty Fords And Weatherboards Independent The members of Sydney band Copperline have been playing in various bands dating back to the 90s and after ten years they’ve finally recorded their debut album together, one that certainly feels like a collective gathering of likeminded musicians and accomplished players.  Led by songwriter Brad Christmas, the band … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Jeff Tweedy – Warm
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ALBUM REVIEW: Jeff Tweedy – Warm

Jeff Tweedy Warm dBpm Records Inc. Surprisingly this is the debut solo album of new material for Jeff Tweedy (Wilco/Uncle Tupelo). He’s previously released a live-in-studio album of songs from his back catalogue and then there was the Sukierae album under the name Tweedy, with son Spencer. This though feels wholly Jeff – relaxed and effortlessly … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Lady Dan – Hell Bent
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NEW MUSIC: Lady Dan – Hell Bent

Lady Dan originally hails from Birmingham Alabama and is now based in Austin, Texas. She’s got a great sound too. That blend of melancholy, shuffling drums and weeping pedal steel. It’s authentic yet wholly contemporary and she’s got one hell of a good voice to convey this song about navigating this minefield we call life. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: Watling & Bates – In The Dead Of Night
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NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: Watling & Bates – In The Dead Of Night

Watling & Bates are Kym Watling and Geoffrey Bates, songwriters from Unumgar, on the western edge of the Northern Rivers of NSW. This new song of theirs grabbed our attention with its blend of bush ballad and gothic country – all shimmering notes, a slow noir crawl and story of a mysterious disappearance of a … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Brookses – Over Again
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NEW MUSIC: The Brookses – Over Again

The Brookses are a father and daughter duo from Atlanta who have recorded their debut album Lucky Charm (April 26th) together. ‘Over Again’ showcases the obvious musical simpatico the pair have, blending their voices on a song that Jim wrote 30 years ago. It’s lovely stuff, unassuming and rewarding in its sparse arrangement and gently … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Boo Ray – Gone Back Down To Georgia
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NEW MUSIC: Boo Ray – Gone Back Down To Georgia

Soul music is an integral part of what we call Americana music. Just one of the many elements that make up that sound. Boo Ray incorporates it wonderfully on this new single that has one hell of a catchy chorus, complete with horns and soul-dripping harmonies. It’s country music but it rocks and swings like … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: David Quinn
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NEW MUSIC: David Quinn

David Quinn (Chicago) has released two tracks this year and both of them hit our sweet spot with their authentic and in-the-pocket country sound. Not over-produced, simply great playing, a cool production sound (Andrija Tokic, known for his work with Alabama Shakes, Langhorne Slim, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Margo Price) and Quinn’s voice … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Neil Young – Songs For Judy
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ALBUM REVIEW: Neil Young – Songs For Judy

Neil Young Songs For Judy Shakey Pictures Records/Warner Music In 1976 Neil Young embarked on a North American tour with Crazy Horse. His opening act was himself, raw and acoustic in large auditoriums across the country. Joel Bernstein and Cameron Crowe were along for the ride and when Bernstein was roped in as a guitar … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Callum Wylie – Listen
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NEW MUSIC: Callum Wylie – Listen

Callum Wylie caught our ear the first time we heard him sing, that forlorn ache of a voice that folds country and folk music into each other, with a touch of weary soul. It perfectly suits his minimal and lyrical guitar playing and songs that have a way of painting evocative characters in often difficult … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Magpie Diaries – Sanctuary
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ALBUM REVIEW: Magpie Diaries – Sanctuary

As well as working tirelessly putting together festivals such as The Gum Ball and Dashville Skyline on his family property in the Hunter Valley of NSW, Matt ‘Magpie’ Johnson also finds time to write music with Magpie Diaries. Sanctuary is their debut album and finds them inhabiting a sweet spot right at the nexus of … Continue reading