NEW MUSIC: The Holy Smoke – The River
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NEW MUSIC: The Holy Smoke – The River

Perth alt-folk femme trio, The Holy Smoke have just released their new EP The River, featuring the exquisite harmonies of the gospel-flavoured opening track ‘Down To The River’ and the closing cut ‘Will There Be a Light’. The latter is an earthy and soulful folk reverie that again highlights the symbiotic vocal connection that Delilah … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Sean McMahon – You Will Know When You’re There
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ALBUM REVIEW: Sean McMahon – You Will Know When You’re There

Sean McMahon You Will Know When You’re There Blind Date Records Melbournian Sean McMahon’s new album is a beguiling affair. It occupies a gently rolling middle ground where songs never explode into wild extremes. Instead, they nestle into a warm and gently rocking vibe. McMahon’s sound is bucolic and forlorn singer/songwriter alt-country, with a dash … Continue reading

1969: A Watershed Year For Americana Music
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1969: A Watershed Year For Americana Music

1969: A Watershed Year For Americana Music Half a century ago, in a single calendar year, an avalanche of albums were released that would go on to have a lasting and monumental impact on what would become known as alt-country and more recently Americana music. Looking back at 1969 and pursuing the list of albums … Continue reading

Songs Of Tribute
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Songs Of Tribute

SONGS OF TRIBUTE For my Waitin’  Around to Die column in Rhythms I recently took a look at some of the outstanding releases in the field of tribute albums. Specifically those that fall under the umbrella of Americana and alt-country, whether it’s in recognition of an artist’s body of work or a fundraiser to assist them … Continue reading

TOUR NEWS: Lachlan Bryan & Ben Leece Announce ‘Friends & Acquantainces Tour’
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TOUR NEWS: Lachlan Bryan & Ben Leece Announce ‘Friends & Acquantainces Tour’

Lachlan Bryan, one of this country’s more established Americana acts is teaming up with Ben Leece, a relative newcomer on the national scene, for a run of dates across NSW, QLD and VIC, from April to June. Bryan will have his band The Wildes along for the ride and Leece will be backed by his … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Felice Brothers – Undress
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NEW MUSIC: The Felice Brothers – Undress

Here at PTW HQ we’re very excited to be able to share ‘Undress’, the brand new single and title track from the forthcoming new LP by The Felice Brothers. Since they released their last album, Life In The Dark, in 2016, the band have undergone some lineup changes with a new rhythm section – Will … Continue reading

TAKE ME TO TAMWORTH TOWN
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TAKE ME TO TAMWORTH TOWN

Take Me To Town, the 3CD, 47 track compilation of contemporary Australian alt-country music is heading to Tamworth 2019, with a very special showcase gig featuring an all-star line-up of Ben Leece & Left Of The Dial, Katie Brianna, The Weeping Willows, Hana & Jessie-Lee, Lachlan Bryan, Jen Mize and Mitch Power. If you are … Continue reading

FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2018
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FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2018

Yesterday we revealed our favourite 2018 local releases from Australia (and NZ). Today we go global with our 40 favourite albums of 2018. We were going to make it a list that excluded the local albums, seeing as we’ve already published those favourites, but as with previous years we decided we don’t want to separate … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Copperline
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SIX STRINGS: Copperline

Sydney quartet Copperline recently released their debut album Rusty Fords And Weatherboards and celebrated with a wonderful night of music at LazyBones Lounge in Marrickville, NSW. We’ve got a full review coming soon but both the album and their live show highlights the band’s fine musicianship and the range of styles they bring to their music, … Continue reading

TAKE ME TOWN showcase at Australian Music Week
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TAKE ME TOWN showcase at Australian Music Week

The celebrations marking the release of Take Me To Town, our self-proclaimed landmark compilation of contemporary Australian alternative country music continues next week with a very special showcase evening at Australian Music Week in Cronulla on Wednesday Nov 7th at El Sol Restaurant. Facebook Event Tracy McNeil and her band The GoodLife take the songwriting … Continue reading

NEWS: Take Me To Town launched in NSW, Melbourne and Brisbane are next
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NEWS: Take Me To Town launched in NSW, Melbourne and Brisbane are next

It was huge weekend in NSW with the launch of the Take Me To Town: An Australian Alternative Country Compilation launched in Newcastle, Sydney and Cronulla over three consecutive nights. It was a real thrill to see plenty of people turn out across the weekend to support and celebrate the release of what we feel … Continue reading

Take Me To Town launch show announced in Brisbane
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Take Me To Town launch show announced in Brisbane

We’re only a couple of weeks out from the release (Sept 28th) of Take Me To Town, the 3CD compilation of Australian alt-country music put together by Stanley Records, Mother Hen Touring and ourselves. We’ve already posted the pre-order links so if you want to ensure you get a copy then hit the link and … Continue reading

NEWS: Take Me Town Melbourne album launch announced
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NEWS: Take Me Town Melbourne album launch announced

As you should be well aware by now, Take Me To Town: An Australian Alternative Country Compilation, is being released on September 28th. There are already pre-order links available so please hit up one of the following or head down to a physical store at the end of the month to pickup a copy of … Continue reading