HENRY WAGONS RELEASES NEW SINGLE OF COSMIC COUNTRY BOOGIE
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HENRY WAGONS RELEASES NEW SINGLE OF COSMIC COUNTRY BOOGIE

Henry Wagons has today released his brand new single ‘(Don’t Be) Down And Out‘, the first taste of his new solo album, his first for Cheatin’ Hearts Records, which will be out in 2023. The song hits an irresistible and strutting, country funk groove with nimbly spiralling guitar and Henry playing the role of hoedown … Continue reading

DASHVILLE ANNOUNCE THE FIRST BATCH OF BANDS FOR SKYLINE IN OCTOBER
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DASHVILLE ANNOUNCE THE FIRST BATCH OF BANDS FOR SKYLINE IN OCTOBER

Dashville Skyline have announced the first batch of artists appearing at their annual festival in Wonnarua Country, Hunter Valley, NSW. The alt/cosmic country and folk festival runs over three days and nights, Friday 30th September,  Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October 2022. Read our review of the February instalment of the festival, postponed from 2021. Joining The Black Sorrows as … Continue reading

SAM SHINAZZI, DAVE FAVOURS & THE ROADSIDE ASHES AND BEN LEECE CELEBRATE THEIR NEW RELEASES – May 6th, 2022
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SAM SHINAZZI, DAVE FAVOURS & THE ROADSIDE ASHES AND BEN LEECE CELEBRATE THEIR NEW RELEASES – May 6th, 2022

On Friday night in the basement venue of The Chippo in Chippendale, NSW, three of Stanley Records‘ artists officially launched their new releases on the label. Stanley Records has been around for a number of years building up its catalogue and chronicling the Australian alt-country scene with numerous quality releases. So in many ways it … Continue reading

LISTEN TO GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS COVER JOHN ANDERSON FOR NEW TRIBUTE LP
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LISTEN TO GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS COVER JOHN ANDERSON FOR NEW TRIBUTE LP

A new tribute album celebrating the songs and career of legendary country artist John Anderson, Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson, will be released August 5th via Easy Eye Sound. Anderson has released 22 albums and enjoyed 60 charting singles in four consecutive decades including five No. 1 songs: ‘Wild and Blue,’ “Swingin’,” ‘Black Sheep,’ ‘Straight Tequila … Continue reading

ANDERS JÖRNESTEN GETS DARK AND SPARSE ON SINGLE ‘LIGHT UP MY WAY’
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ANDERS JÖRNESTEN GETS DARK AND SPARSE ON SINGLE ‘LIGHT UP MY WAY’

Swedish songwriter Anders Jörnesten has one of those deep, sonorous, gravelly and lived-in voices. Words are like intonations, hanging heavy in the air and giving greater gravitas to his lyrics. ‘Light Up My Way’ is a stripped-back acoustic country-folk track of acoustic guitar, harmonia and that voice. Beautiful melancholia. Jörnesten only started writing songs during … Continue reading

PTW FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2021
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PTW FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2021

It’s that time of year where I sit down, create a spreadsheet, list all the albums that caught my ear and had me returning for repeat listens, and then begin the torturous task of putting them into some kind of ordered list. It’s a strange thing to rank artistic endeavours against each other but the … Continue reading

NEWS: Love Police announce new record label
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NEWS: Love Police announce new record label

Love Police, the touring company led by Brian Taranto and responsible for some of the most memorable alt-country, Americana and folk music tours of the last two decades, has joined forces with Dave Laing (Dave Laing Publicity, Warner (and Warner’s revival of Festival), Shock Records, Dog Meat Records) to started a record label called Love … Continue reading

SONG PREMIERE: The Weeping Willows – Long Black Veil
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SONG PREMIERE: The Weeping Willows – Long Black Veil

The Weeping Willows are Australia’s finest exponents of the stripped-down duo format. One guitar, two superb harmony-rich voices and a talent for both their own songwriting and the interpretation of other’s songs. They’ve just announced the release of a brand new EP called Southern Gothic, which is out this Friday (June 4th), and it finds … Continue reading

NEWS: David Ferguson steps out of the producer chair for his solo LP
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NEWS: David Ferguson steps out of the producer chair for his solo LP

For fans of John Prine, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Townes Van Zandt; Album out Sept. 3rd via Fat Possum Records “The Ferg is a bonafide card-carrying legendary hillbilly genius, and when he talks you better shut up and listen.” -Sturgill Simpson A Grammy Award-winning recording engineer, studio owner, video game soundtrack composer, and collaborator with … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Mirabai Ceibi – She
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NEW MUSIC: Mirabai Ceibi – She

There’s a delicate intimacy to this new track from Mirabai Ceibi (singer Angelika Baumbach and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Markus Sieber (Aukai)). Reminiscent of Aldous Harding’s early work, it’s folk music in its purest sense, devoid of electricity and bathed in Baumbach’s hypnotic, hymnal voice and Sieber’s plucked strings. From what I can gather, they’re heavily involved in the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Killer Bee – Bluebird
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NEW MUSIC: Killer Bee – Bluebird

After a stint in federal prison for bank robbery, singer-songwriter Killer Bee (Danny Walker) decamped to Southern California last year and has written an album, When The Soul Lies Down In That Grass, featuring this track ‘Bluebird’. There’s a heartfelt simplicity and rawness to the song with just an acoustic guitar and a raspy voice … Continue reading

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FEB 22ND UPDATE: We’re back baby!! Looks like the FB oracle has come to its senses and reinstated our FB page! Unfortunately Post To Wire has been caught up in the Facebook / Australian Government stoush over news content on the platform today. It’s the perfect example of the collateral damage that has occurred with … Continue reading