NEW MUSIC: Wyatt C. Louis – Dancing With Sue
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NEW MUSIC: Wyatt C. Louis – Dancing With Sue

Wyatt C. Louis is a Cree-Métis folk singer-songwriter, based in Moh’kinstsís (Calgary). ‘Dancing With Sue’ is the first taste of his new album, due for release in the next few months via Canadian label Slow Weather. The song is one of those comforting, nostalgic sounds that draws you in. There’s a strong melodic thread that runs … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Underworld Orchard – Tiny Fingers
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NEW MUSIC: Underworld Orchard – Tiny Fingers

We like the dark side of folk music, the weird and wonderful sounds that conjure up spirits from the shadows of the heart and mind. Underworld Orchard are a group featuring Hannah Olivegren (Zomes), Steven Strohmeier (Arbouretum, Beach House) and Baltimore experimental music fixture Liz Downing. Together they weave a magical, hypnotic sound, a serenade … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Arlo McKinley – Walking Shoes
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NEW MUSIC: Arlo McKinley – Walking Shoes

Here’s the authentic country sound of Arlo McKinley, taken from his forthcoming debut solo album, Die Midwestern, out August 14 on John Prine’s independent Oh Boy Records. It’s a fine opening shot, with that line “I don’t wanna get high anymore” and a classic balladeer sound, part straight country , part outlaw, mostly just a … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Molly Maher – Run Run Run
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NEW MUSIC: Molly Maher – Run Run Run

We’re digging the sound of this track from Molly Maher, a song that blends western and Mexicali styles in a way that tumbles and clatters around with a loose and graceful quality. It’s like Tom Waits, light-headed on tequila, jamming with Calexico in a dusty backstreet on a sunny afternoon. Lovely stuff and there’s more … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Scurvylicious – Wiser
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NEW MUSIC: Scurvylicious – Wiser

The delightfully named Scurvylicious concoct a wonderfully vibrant sound on this new song ‘Wiser‘. The Melbourne band open the track with a slow, swaying jangly guitar sound – like an afterthought at the start of the song. Near the minute mark it kicks into first gear with prominent bass driving things along and the mantra … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Cowsuit – Six Years From Crying
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NEW MUSIC: Cowsuit – Six Years From Crying

Here’s a great, ramshackle country song that rolls along on the momentum of its melody, sung by a certain Evan Dando. As songwriter Nic Dalton explains, the song came about when ex Lemonheads bassist Jesse Peretz asked Dalton to compose a song for a short film of his. From one Lemonheads bassist to the next, … Continue reading

VIDEO: Dan Brodie – My Fallen Star
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VIDEO: Dan Brodie – My Fallen Star

Melbourne’s Dan Brodie has directed a clip for a new single from his fine 2019 album Funerária do Vale. This track has a gentle, meditative quality. Sombre and sad, it paints sweet and tragic moments, fragments of memories wrapped up in a poignant portrait. “You were impossible to possess, an aberration, an emptiness, our love … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Shattercones – Love On Repeat
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NEW MUSIC: Shattercones – Love On Repeat

We’ve always got a soft-spot for that point where country and folk meet slowcore. There are elements of that in ‘Love On Repeat’, the latest single from UK group Shattercones. The song comes from their EP Oppenheimer, which is out now. You can here the sound of acts like Tindersticks, albeit with a heavier gothic … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Zach Phillips – The Lonely Hunter
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NEW MUSIC: Zach Phillips – The Lonely Hunter

‘The Lonely Hunter’ is the third track released from The Wine of Youth, the new album by San Diego-based singer-songwriter Zach Phillips. Based around a simple repeating guitar motif, Phillips weaves some sublime vocal melodies that rise and fall, circling those exquisite guitar notes and the subtle rhythm section. Lovely stuff. “The Wine of Youth” is … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: James Chapman and the Blue Moon – I Don’t Try
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NEW MUSIC: James Chapman and the Blue Moon – I Don’t Try

James Chapman and the Blue Moon have a new single out called ‘I Don’t Try’, an excellent rumbling rabble rouser of a track that channels Dylan and Elvis and was apparently recorded live and late at night on an abandoned US air base. The song is one of three on their new self-titled EP of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Cody Landress-Gibson – Smoke
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NEW MUSIC: Cody Landress-Gibson – Smoke

Let’s get stoned and turn Blaze Foley on…” Born and raised in the piedmont of the Appalachian Mountains, Cody Landress-Gibson brings the sounds of his upbringing to life in his music. Cody writes about living, loving, and dying in Appalachia. Cody released his first EP, “Beginner’s Luck,” in 2018. His self-titled album is being released … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Reunions
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ALBUM REVIEW: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Reunions

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Reunions Caroline Australia Jason Isbell cemented himself in the pantheon of 21st century songwriters with his Southeastern album in 2013. Since then he’s continued to release strong records but Reunions stands as his most consistent set of songs to date. Sure it might not have the exquisite emotional songwriting … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Wagons – Need A Ride?
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NEW MUSIC: Wagons – Need A Ride?

Following on from Wagons‘ fine Songs From The Aftermath album, the band have been hard at work recording a new EP, of which the dark and spooky ‘Need A Ride?’ is the title track. There’s a cosmic malevolence at hand on the single, with psychobilly influences, some Suicide and a demonic ‘Nebraska’ Springsteen – all … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Kelley Swindall – You Can Call Me Darlin’ If You Want
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NEW MUSIC: Kelley Swindall – You Can Call Me Darlin’ If You Want

A retro vibe is the order of the day with the spoken word approach from Kelley Swindall on her new single ‘You Can Call Me Darlin’ If You Want’, the title-track from her new album due out in 2020. The song hits its stride with the perfectly formed country-soul chorus and some nice harmonica playing. … Continue reading