NEWS: The Morrisons Release and Tour Debut LP
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NEWS: The Morrisons Release and Tour Debut LP

The Morrisons have been a mainstay of the local Sydney Americana scene for a number of years now. They’ve played headline shows, supports, festivals and performed special tributes such as their acclaimed Brother Where Art Thou shows. Now they’ve finally released their debut, self-titled album and it both cements their status as a highly accomplished group … Continue reading

NEWS: Rich Davies & The Low Road Announce East Coast Tour
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NEWS: Rich Davies & The Low Road Announce East Coast Tour

Rich Davies & The Low Road are heading out on tour through March and April, taking in regional and metropolitan venues in NSW, QLD and VIC. He’s touring his new album Ghosts which shines a light on human stories and social struggle, traversing foot-stomping epics to sombre ballads. Think Springsteen meets The Pogues, glorious and visceral folk … Continue reading

NEWS: PTW Showcase at Late Nite Alt at Tamworth
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NEWS: PTW Showcase at Late Nite Alt at Tamworth

We’re excited to be part of what is becoming a tradition and Americana highlight of the Tamworth country music festivities in recent years. Now in its fourth year, Late Nite Alt has found a new home downstairs at Tamworth Services Club. As well as a new venue, they’ve also partnered with Footstomp Music, The Americana Music Association of Australia, … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Nick Payne – Rise Up Like A River
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ALBUM REVIEW: Nick Payne – Rise Up Like A River

For the last decade Nick Payne has led Sydney folk and bluegrass outfit Dear Orphans across two albums and a ton of live shows. His debut solo album has him keeping one foot firmly in the Dear Orphans camp and the other heading into contemporary Americana. Payne presents the album as two halves, the first … Continue reading

NEWS: Son Volt Announce New 2017 LP
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NEWS: Son Volt Announce New 2017 LP

Son Volt has announced that their new album, Notes Of Blue with be released on February 17th, 2017 via Thirty Tigers/Cooking Vinyl Australia.Led by the songwriting and vocals of Jay Farrar, Son Volt was one of the most instrumental and influential bands in launching the alt-country movement of the 1990’s. A movement that was the precursor to what is now widely referred to as … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Hurray For The Riff Raff Announce New LP
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NEW MUSIC: Hurray For The Riff Raff Announce New LP

Alynda Segarra returns with her band Hurray For The Riff Raff and their new album The Navigator, on March 10th 2017. The Navigator tells an interwoven, cinematic story of a wandering soul at a crossroads of identity and ancestral weight. It finds a street kid named Navita traversing a perpetually burning city in search of herself and was … Continue reading

NEWS: Liam Gerner Announces New Single & Tour
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NEWS: Liam Gerner Announces New Single & Tour

Liam Gerner has settled back into Melbourne after ten years based overseas and amid near-constant touring he’s recorded a new album with his band (The Sunset Pushers) that includes Shane Reilly from Lost Ragas. The self-titled LP (due out in Feb 2016) was recorded in three days in both Melbourne by Roger Bergodaz and in the USA at … Continue reading

NEWS: Neil Young Announces New LP Peace Trail
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NEWS: Neil Young Announces New LP Peace Trail

Neil Young has surprised yet again with another 2016 album release. First there was the EARTH live LP, then came the news that Official Release Series Discs 8.5-12 reissue vinyl box set (American Stars & Bars, Comes A Time, Rust Never Sleeps, Live Rust and Long May You Run) will be out next month and now he’s just … Continue reading

NEWS:The Aviary Presents ‘Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings’
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NEWS:The Aviary Presents ‘Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings’

Here’s a fantastic looking project out of Melbourne that is set for release on November 22nd. Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings is masterminded by Fraser Montgomery at The Aviary Recording Studio and Creative Hub. He’s brought together a bunch of fine musicians and songwriters to record the album straight to 2″ tape, with each artist covering another … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Darren Cross – _Xantastic
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ALBUM REVIEW: Darren Cross – _Xantastic

Darren Cross made his name as a founding member of collage pop provocateurs Gerling but these days he’s one half of folk noir duo Jep and Dep and a solo artist trading in dark avant-folk. Surprisingly, this is Cross’ debut solo album and in many ways it embraces his past and present musical explorations with … Continue reading

NEWS: Howe Gelb Announces New Solo Album Future Standards
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NEWS: Howe Gelb Announces New Solo Album Future Standards

Earlier this year Howe Gelb announced that Giant Sand were coming to a conclusion after 30 years stating, “30 years seems an adequate number to aptly utter ‘I kinda quit.” They released Heartbreak Pass in 2015 and are this year releasing a three volume vinyl boxset called The Sun Set. Gelb certainly isn’t wallowing in self-abandoned misery though. Instead … Continue reading

TOUR NEWS: Steve Poltz Announces Australia Tour
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TOUR NEWS: Steve Poltz Announces Australia Tour

Man, he gets around doesn’t he?! The Nova Scotia-born, San Diego raised, Nashville based traveling troubadour Steve Poltz is returning for his second Australian tour of 2016 on the back of his LP Folksinger and this time he’s hitting a whole lot of different parts of the country – from festivals to small clubs. 2016 … Continue reading

TOUR NEWS: Leah Flanagan Announces Saudades Tour
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TOUR NEWS: Leah Flanagan Announces Saudades Tour

Leah Flanagan is hands down one of this country’s finest songwriters. She has the ability to swing from folk to country, jazz to blues and all corners in-between. Her new album Saudades is coming out on September 16th and she’s hitting the road to play some shows to celebrate its release. The culmination of two … Continue reading