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

NEW MUSIC: Ben Mitchell – You Can’t Fight That
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NEW MUSIC: Ben Mitchell – You Can’t Fight That

A swampy shimmer underlies acoustic guitar and the wonderful voice of Ben Mitchell as he sings of ignoring the things you can’t control in life and giving into the flow and destiny of existence. It’s a simple song musically – and I mean that in the best possible way. The elements are all there, reduced … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Lawrie Duckworth – The Devil In Me
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NEW MUSIC: Lawrie Duckworth – The Devil In Me

Today we give you the recent single from British songwriter Lawrie Duckworth. You wouldn’t necessarily pick him as hailing from that side of the Atlantic, given the swampy blues noir vibe that emanates from this track. Dig a bit deeper though and you can hear a surf tinge and a distant nod to The Shadows. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: John Salaway – It’s All In Your Mind
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NEW MUSIC: John Salaway – It’s All In Your Mind

Some songs float along with a weightlessness, a gentle tangle and flow that sounds elevated, lightheaded and dreamy. John Salaway‘s ‘It’s All In Your Mind’ is one of those ones. With the sound of CSN deeply embedded in its DNA, the song rides linear and rhythmic, finger-picked acoustic guitar and some evocative strings. The Beatles … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Shelley’s Murder Boys – Float Me Out
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NEW MUSIC: Shelley’s Murder Boys – Float Me Out

“We are just a simple devil-lovin family that play bluegrass and folk tunes about the hills and rivers we’ve roamed, the things we’ve seen and the stories we’ve been told.” Sydney folk and bluegrass trio Shelley’s Murder Boys have recently released their brand new album Above Is A Roar and one of its standout tracks is … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Party Of The Sun – Sea Surrounds
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NEW MUSIC: Party Of The Sun – Sea Surrounds

Party Of The Sun have just released their new album Trekker and this song, ‘Sea Surrounds’, caught our ear with its warm and rambling psychedelic folk sound. The group hail from New Hampshire and are led by songwriter Ethan McBrien and producer/multi-instrumentalist Rory Hurley. There’s a wonderful production sound on this track as the guitars gently … Continue reading