LIVE REVIEW: The Felice Brothers @ The Lansdowne, Sydney
Americana / Cosmic Country / Folk / Gig Reviews / Rock

LIVE REVIEW: The Felice Brothers @ The Lansdowne, Sydney

The Felice Brothers, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys The Lansdowne 14 October For over a decade, The Felice Brothers have been one of the most consistently fascinating acts on the Americana music scene. Each album they release seems to inhabit it’s own small world, built on the kaleidoscopic beat poetry of Ian Felice and … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Sam Shinazzi – I Wrote A Book For You
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Sam Shinazzi – I Wrote A Book For You

Sydney songwriter and avid Sharks supporter Sam Shinazzi is back with his first single in four years. The softly-phrased and melancholic ‘I Wrote A Book For You’ was used in the closing credits to the award winning Australian film Book Week and is the first taste of his sixth album, due in 2020. Descending chords, augmented … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Anna Vogelzang – Burning Star
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NEW MUSIC: Anna Vogelzang – Burning Star

Anna Vogelzang is a Los Angeles-based artist who just released her seventh album Beacon last Friday. ‘Burning Star’ is a really strong folk track with pop sensibilities woven into its sound. Musically it has the march and strum quality of a Wilco song with a strong streak of melody and melancholy running through the track. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Carver Baronda – Devotion
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NEW MUSIC: Carver Baronda – Devotion

Carver Baronda is a New Orleans-based songwriter who has featured on a couple of compilations and released a cassette of her home recordings. ‘Devotion’ comes from her first studio release – a four song EP called Spooky Love. The ramshackle, organic vibe of the song is what pulled us in. It wanders along, taking in … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Skyscraper Stan – Golden Boy Vol. 1 & Vol. II
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ALBUM REVIEW: Skyscraper Stan – Golden Boy Vol. 1 & Vol. II

SKYSCRAPER STAN GOLDEN BOY VOL. I AND VOL. II Heart Of The Rat Records Stan Woodhouse has been roaming the bars of Australia and New Zealand for a decade now, winning over audiences with his brand of gothic tinged folk, rock ’n’ roll and country and cementing his reputation as a burgeoning talent, part of … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Skyscraper Stan – Dancing On My Own Grave
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Skyscraper Stan – Dancing On My Own Grave

Skyscraper Stan has put together a fitting and humorous video clip for ‘Dancing On My Grave’, one of the many gems from his recently released album Golden Boy Vol. 1 & Vol. II. The song, a cautionary tale of drugs and the internal quandary of the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle versus settling down and getting … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Good Graces – Snow Angels
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NEW MUSIC: The Good Graces – Snow Angels

The Good Graces are based around songwriter, singer and guitarist Kim Ware, with core band member Jonny Daly contributing guitar, and a cast of interchanging band members on banjo, mandolin, steel guitar and piano. This song gently unfurls over five and half minutes with fiddle, softly strummed acoustic guitar and Ware’s pleading vocal. The overall effect … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle, Sydney (2019)
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LIVE REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle, Sydney (2019)

Justin Townes Earle + The Morrisons @ The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney 04/09/19 He’s been a regular visitor to these shores since 2008 and even though each tour has shown a new stage in the evolution of Justin Townes Earle as a songwriter, it was that first show at the Annandale Hotel that, for me, remains the most vital … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: David Place – Roundhouse Blues
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NEW MUSIC: David Place – Roundhouse Blues

There’s a nice bluesy and folkish soul groove to this track from David Place. He’s an Australian singer-songwriter based in Italy and this track brings to mind songwriters such as Jason Molina, Davey Craddock, Jo Meares and Perry Keyes with it’s stark and emotive treatment. The song comes from his 2019 album Rollercoaster, his third … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: D.C Cross – Ecstatic Racquet
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ALBUM REVIEW: D.C Cross – Ecstatic Racquet

D.C CROSS ECSTATIC RACQUET No Drums Records D.C Cross is the latest chapter in the career of Darren Cross, he of Gerling fame and more recently as a solo artist and one half of the folk noir duo Jep and Dep. His solo albums have been sonically varied affairs with alt-country, folk, electronica and psychedelic … Continue reading