EP REVIEW: Lindi Ortega – Til The Goin’ Gets Gone
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EP REVIEW: Lindi Ortega – Til The Goin’ Gets Gone

The Canadian songwriter takes the quieter route on this new four track EP. She’s parked the feisty and swinging rockabilly sound she’s built much of her sound around and instead embraced a minimalist, meditative and reflective approach. Opener ‘Til The Goin’ Gets Gone’ is tale of self-encouragement, a sweet, lilting resolute commitment to optimism over … Continue reading

PREMIERE: Steve Wernick Band – Keep On Wearing Black
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PREMIERE: Steve Wernick Band – Keep On Wearing Black

Sydney-based singer/songwriter Steve Wernick has just released his debut full length solo album Love Is A Gamble (via RPM Records). Drawing from the rich history of folk, blues and country with a punk spirit, Wernick deals with pain and heartbreak across a dozen songs drawn from personal experience over a seven year period. Wernick’s history on … Continue reading

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