ALBUM REVIEW: Kyle Jenkins – Love Lost Love
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ALBUM REVIEW: Kyle Jenkins – Love Lost Love

Kyle Jenkins Love Lost Love Near Enough Records Kyle Jenkins, the prolific songwriter and frontman for Toowoomba alt-country band Suicide Swans, has also found the time to release his second solo album. His debut, Meltdown, shared a lot of similarities with Suicide Swans but on Love, Lost Love, things get darker and starker. Predominately acoustic … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Savannah Gardner – Heartbreak River
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NEW MUSIC: Savannah Gardner – Heartbreak River

Described by Savannah Gardner as “a timeless break up anthem wrapped up in celtic string arrangements and the echoes of the slide guitar and piano. The ultimate message is one of hope, where no matter how hard life gets, the sun will always rise again.” The lush and immersive new single from the Californian songwriter, … Continue reading

SONG PREMIERE: The Weeping Willows – Long Black Veil
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SONG PREMIERE: The Weeping Willows – Long Black Veil

The Weeping Willows are Australia’s finest exponents of the stripped-down duo format. One guitar, two superb harmony-rich voices and a talent for both their own songwriting and the interpretation of other’s songs. They’ve just announced the release of a brand new EP called Southern Gothic, which is out this Friday (June 4th), and it finds … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Ghost Prom – Sunset Yesterday
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NEW MUSIC: Ghost Prom – Sunset Yesterday

This new single from Ghost Prom is a wonderfully unassuming slice of country folk that rides some sweet melodies and harmonies over a shuffling backbeat and loosely strummed guitars. There isn’t much info on the Hurley, New York band but their Bandcamp page does state that “two kids from a missing milk carton never got … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Sam Newton – Burning Bridges
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NEW MUSIC: Sam Newton – Burning Bridges

Sydney songwriter Sam Newton continues his run of impressive singles in 2021 with ‘Burning Bridges’. The soulful Americana track has a classic Ryan Adams feel in the music, with gentle organ notes ringing out amid the delicate yet ornate percussion of Reuben Alexander and the sweetly balanced backing vocals by Rebecca Ursino. Newton knows how … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Wonders of the Yukon – Rachel (And All The Goofs And The Stars)
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NEW MUSIC: Wonders of the Yukon – Rachel (And All The Goofs And The Stars)

This is one of those great songs that rolls along effortlessly, blending country, folk and ragged college rock sounds. You can hear Wilco cosying up with Pavement and a cosmic Americana vibe as the perfectly jangly/dirty guitars swing and sway on a warm bed of distortion. There’s also a power pop element, particularly in the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Nielsen Family Band – Fragile Flowers
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NEW MUSIC: The Nielsen Family Band – Fragile Flowers

I dig the way this track dances so lightly across the speakers. There’s a baroque folk feel, a touch of the pop nous of Harry Nilsson and a freak folk freedom going on. The Nielsen Family Band know their way around a charming and clever melody on ‘Fragile Flowers’, it sits on a solid backbeat … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – Plastic Bouquet
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ALBUM REVIEW: Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – Plastic Bouquet

Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams Plastic Bouquet New West Records A chance Spotify encounter with the music of Kacy & Clayton led Marlon Williams on an adventure that ended up in sub-zero Saskatoon in Canada and Nashville, TN to record this wonderful collaborative album.  There’s a clear simpatico between the three of them, with … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Fenn Wilson – Love Again [video]
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NEW MUSIC: Fenn Wilson – Love Again [video]

Melbourne songwriter Fenn Wilson returns with his first new single since the release of his Ghost Heroin album in 2019. It’s a deeply emotive song, crafted initially from sparse instrumentation before swelling into a dark and richly textured, country-folk slow burner – built on Fenn’s soaring croon of a voice. Now signed with Cheatin’ Hearts … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Loris and the Lion – Eat Me Alice
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NEW MUSIC: Loris and the Lion – Eat Me Alice

Here’s some bewitching and baroque English folk that possesses hints of Kate Bush, Aldous Harding and Joni Mitchell. Loris and the Lion (songwriter Georgia Harris and musician/producer Rich Bond) create a rich, shape-shifting piece of hallucinogenic Albion folk. What begins as an ornate and sparse sound is gradually transformed as elements are added to the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Wicked Messenger – I Am Here
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NEW MUSIC: The Wicked Messenger – I Am Here

Acoustic guitar, pedal steel and glockenspiel form the delicate musical filigree that hangs behind the vocals of The Wicked Messenger‘s Jimi Beavis and Janey Mac on their brand new single ‘I Am Here’. There’s a meditative quality to the song that feels like those quiet, reflective moments where calm pervades the atmosphere of a room … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Killer Bee – Bluebird
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NEW MUSIC: Killer Bee – Bluebird

After a stint in federal prison for bank robbery, singer-songwriter Killer Bee (Danny Walker) decamped to Southern California last year and has written an album, When The Soul Lies Down In That Grass, featuring this track ‘Bluebird’. There’s a heartfelt simplicity and rawness to the song with just an acoustic guitar and a raspy voice … Continue reading