NEW MUSIC: Tar & Flowers – Ten Ton Heart
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NEW MUSIC: Tar & Flowers – Ten Ton Heart

‘Ten Ton Heart’ comes from Tar & Flowers’ recently released album Indian Summer. Head over to their Bandcamp page to stream and buy or hit up the usual streaming services. The band hail from California and dial into a countrified folk of sound. It’s laid back, evocative, blending acoustic and electric instrumentation. Plenty of strum … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Jesse Daniel – Soft Spot (For The Hard Stuff)
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NEW MUSIC: Jesse Daniel – Soft Spot (For The Hard Stuff)

Here’s a really nice slice of hard country from Californian Jesse Daniel. It comes from his self-titled album that came out on Die True Records a few months back. The whole album is great. Shades of Waylon throughout but with an added rock ‘n’ roll streak, a wild spirit and a snarl in Daniel and the … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Bob Dylan @ ICC Theatre, Sydney 2018
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LIVE REVIEW: Bob Dylan @ ICC Theatre, Sydney 2018

Bob Dylan @ ICC Theatre, Sydney 18th August 2018 There’s a dire warning before Bob Dylan takes the stage at the ICC Theatre – “filming and photography will not be tolerated, please turn off your electronic devices”. It’s a sign that Dylan is either still extremely protective of his image and his art or those newfangled contraptions (phones) … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Jen Mize & Mark Sholtez – Twilight On The Trail
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ALBUM REVIEW: Jen Mize & Mark Sholtez – Twilight On The Trail

In this day and age, country music is a different and multifaceted beast to what it was 80 years ago. Back then, in simpler times, the music reflected tales both true and imagined about day-to-day life, heroes and adventures. The likes of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Sons of the Pioneers ruled the wireless and … Continue reading

NEWS: The Bottle Rockets Announce New LP ‘Bit Logic’
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NEWS: The Bottle Rockets Announce New LP ‘Bit Logic’

It’s been three years since The Bottle Rockets released their last album but now they’re back with Bit Logic which is set for release on October 12th via Bloodshot Records. Here’s the title track and first taste of the new album. ALBUM BIO: Formed nearly 30 years ago, the Bottle Rockets helped forge a now-popular … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Georgia State Line – Dry My Tears
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NEW MUSIC: Georgia State Line – Dry My Tears

Georgia State Line from Melbourne, VIC have today released their brand new single ‘Dry My Tears’. Fronted by Bendigo-born songstress Georgia Delves, the group blend vintage and contemporary sounds to create songs that feel warmed and lived-in, with Delves writing to incite an ageless feeling and capture the bittersweet balancing act between growing up and staying … Continue reading

NEWS: Take Me To Town launch shows announced
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NEWS: Take Me To Town launch shows announced

    Stanley Records, Mother Hen Touring and Post To Wire are extremely pleased to announce that their 3CD/47 track compilation Take Me To Town: An Australian Alternative Country Compilation will be released on September 28th. Full details coming soon! Here are the first three album launch shows in Sydney, Cronulla and Newcastle. Take Me To Town … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Marlon Williams @ Metro Theatre, Sydney
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LIVE REVIEW: Marlon Williams @ Metro Theatre, Sydney

Marlon Williams, The Weather Station @ Metro Theatre, May 17th 2018 Five years of hard work, countless hours in airport lounges, nights on friends’ couches and in bars and clubs is paying off big time with Marlon Williams’ current Australian tour sold out in the largest venues he’s headlined to date.  This time around he he’s brought … Continue reading

REISSUE NEWS: Rhino announce remastered Buffalo Springfield box set
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REISSUE NEWS: Rhino announce remastered Buffalo Springfield box set

Rhino have finally gone and done what plenty of people have been calling for, for a long time now – remastered reissues of the Buffalo Springfield catalogue. On June 29th they’ll release What’s That Sound? The Complete Albums Collection comprised of 5-CD and 5-LP box sets of the band’s three albums as originally issued between 1966 and … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Marlon Williams
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INTERVIEW: Marlon Williams

His debut album heralded the arrival of a timeless and exciting new country and folk voice, yet for Marlon Williams he’s only just starting to realise his songwriting ambitions with the baroque pop sound of his new album Make Way For Love. Down the phone line from New Zealand, Marlon Williams has just landed at … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Ross Cooper – I Rode The Wild Horses
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ALBUM REVIEW: Ross Cooper – I Rode The Wild Horses

On first listen to Ross Cooper’s third full length, I Rode The Wild Horses, you’d be excused for mistaking the subject matter as just another songwriter assuming the role of cowboy. However a little research reveals the Texan native is in fact a cowboy assuming the role of writer. Born and raised into rodeo, Cooper’s … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lindi Ortega – Liberty (2018)
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ALBUM REVIEW: Lindi Ortega – Liberty (2018)

A couple of years ago, with little money in her bank account, approaching 40 and feeling burnt out, Lindi Ortega contemplated giving music up but instead she left her label, management and agent, got engaged and left Nashville and moved to Calgary. That led to the release of her EP Til The Goin’ Gets Gone … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – Years
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ALBUM REVIEW: Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – Years

Reflecting on The Disarmers previous record, Sidelong, it is near impossible for this reviewer to hear train beat and tremolo without immediately conjuring the Old 97s, and if this is the jump off, think of Sarah Shook as Rhett Miller’s badass younger cousin. Sidelong, re-released on Bloodshot in 2017, was originally recorded and self released … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben Mastwyk – This Country
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben Mastwyk – This Country

Ben Mastwyk is currently a busy gent with a run of interstate shows with Luke Elliot (USA) and today he’s sent the video clip for new single ‘This Country’ out into the world. It’s a great horn-led slice of honky tonk and country groove, matched by an equally fine video complete with gold satin jackets, … Continue reading