NEW MUSIC: Dan Croll – Actor With A Loaded Gun
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NEW MUSIC: Dan Croll – Actor With A Loaded Gun

We’ve posted about Dan Croll in the past and yet again he’s caught our ear with this wonderful, kaleidoscopic slice of folk-pop. Musical colours are thrown about generously and with great precision on this track that takes in power pop melodies and a psych-folk West Coast vibe. “’Actor’ is about my first step in to … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: Sunset Stranger – 60 Mile Yonder
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NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: Sunset Stranger – 60 Mile Yonder

A few years ago we posted a track by Melbourne singer-songwriter Eddie Nuardo that really caught our ear with its lilting country sound. Now he’s back under the name Sunset Stranger, with this great track, ’60 Mile Yonder’, from his forthcoming new album. Over a soft freight train shuffle, the guitars and fiddle lead the … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: The Felice Brothers
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INTERVIEW: The Felice Brothers

UNDRESSING THE NATION In 2019, The Felice Brothers returned with some changes to their line-up and Undress, a new album that manages to address both personal and political concerns, all with their trademark poetic imagery and organic musicality. A year ago, in the aftermath of touring their album Life In The Dark, it was announced … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Sweet Water Warblers – Turn To Stone (feat. Maya De Vitry)
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NEW MUSIC: The Sweet Water Warblers – Turn To Stone (feat. Maya De Vitry)

Heavenly harmonies abound on this beautiful piece of country folk from The Sweet Water Warblers from Michigan. There’s an ethereal, night sky atmosphere to the song, the ghosts of Appalachia drifting high in the aether as the voices of Rachael Davis, Lindsay Lou, and May Erlewine intertwine soulfully and harmonically in unison with guest Maya … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Dan Croll – Yesterday
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NEW MUSIC: Dan Croll – Yesterday

There’s a kaleidoscopic, psychedelic folk quality to this new Dan Croll track that sounds like it was plucked from the 60s and dropped into a modern 21st century studio. Indie folk I guess is where it’s landed but it has all the hallmarks of contemporary Americana in its Laurel Canyon melodic harmonies, the interplay of … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Dori Freeman – Every Single Star
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ALBUM REVIEW: Dori Freeman – Every Single Star

Dori Freeman Every Single Star Blue Hens Music The evolution of Dori Freeman continues on this fine third album from the Southwest Virginian songwriter. Her first was rooted in Appalachian folk but since then she’s added studio polish and incorporated wider influences (sixties pop, jazz balladry) and a lush and more nuanced sound. Teddy Thompson … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: M Ward – Migration Of Souls
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NEW MUSIC: M Ward – Migration Of Souls

The inimitable dusky, intimate dream charred voice of M Ward returns with the first taste of his forthcoming new LP Migration Stories, due April 3rd on Anti-. ‘Migration Of Souls’ is an ethereal, reverb-laden acoustic revelry that floats through the atmosphere as that voice sings “float through space and time…” and propels the gentle interstellar … Continue reading

FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2019
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FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2019

Another year and the end of another decade of great music. Time flies but at least we’ve got a great soundtrack. As ever 2019 saw some wonderful new music released. There was the return of artists who had been on a hiatus of sorts – Bill Callahan, Crazy Horse and most importantly… David Berman (R.I.P.) … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Someday River – Are We Free?
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NEW MUSIC: Someday River – Are We Free?

Someday River hail from Florida and on this recent single, ‘Are We Free?’ they dial into a really nice folk rock sound, run through a gauzy late summer shimmery filter. It sounds and feels nostalgic as the wind their way through a psych-lite landscape of searching guitars and Greyson Charnock’s yearning vocal sound. Continue reading

ALBUM PREMIERE: Charm Of Finches – Your Company
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ALBUM PREMIERE: Charm Of Finches – Your Company

Last week we premiered ‘Lies’, the excellent new single and video clip (shot by Adalita) by Melbourne sister duo Charm Of Finches. Now, ahead of the release of their new album Your Company (produced by Nick Huggins – Jen Cloher/Bonnie “Prince” Billy/Laura Imbruglia) we’re very pleased to be able to preview the album in full … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Anna Smyrk – Alight
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NEW MUSIC: Anna Smyrk – Alight

Anna Smyrk shot the video clip for new single ‘Alight’ in an abandoned mansion over in Tagaytay, Philippines and the setting is a wonderful match for her music which resides in lush surrounds where historical folk music tropes filter through traditional instrumentation yet the song still sounds contemporary with her weightless vocal and some sublime … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Steve Gunn, Tiny Ruins, Andrew Tuttle @ Red Rattler, Sydney
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LIVE REVIEW: Steve Gunn, Tiny Ruins, Andrew Tuttle @ Red Rattler, Sydney

Tiny Ruins, Steve Gunn, Andrew Tuttle Red Rattler, Marrickville NSW November 24th, 2019 In the open warehouse space with its concrete floors, acoustic guitar strings ring out in fingerpicked melodies, notes woven together in a mantra-like fashion and underpinned by an ambient and vaguely disorientating bed of digital sound and field recordings. Andrew Tuttle sits … Continue reading

SOUNDS OF THE SILVER SCREEN: Country & folk music in film
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SOUNDS OF THE SILVER SCREEN: Country & folk music in film

Sounds Of The Silver Screen Soundtracks always play a crucial part in establishing mood, location and emotion in film, and country and folk music is purpose-built for filling that role – whether it’s adding colour to a bar-room brawl, chronicling broken hearts or conveying the power and fragility of nature and the great outdoors. The golden … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Charm of Finches – Lies
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Charm of Finches – Lies

PTW is very pleased to present the brand new single and video clip for Charm Of Finches‘ ‘Lies‘, taken from the forthcoming album Your Company (Nov 27th), recorded with acclaimed producer Nick Huggins (Jen Cloher, Bonnie “Prince’ Billy, Laura Imbruglia). On the new single, the Melbourne sister chamber folk duo (Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes), who … Continue reading