NEWS: Dashville Skyline unveil their full 2017 lineup
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NEWS: Dashville Skyline unveil their full 2017 lineup

Dashville Skyline in the Belford area of the Hunter Valley, NSW is now in its third year and they’re going from strength to strength. They’ve just unveiled their full lineup for this year’s event and it looks stronger than ever with artists from across Australia plus touring acts from USA, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand. … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Devendra Banhart
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INTERVIEW: Devendra Banhart

Across eight albums, Devendra Banhart has explored all corners of folk and esoteric pop music with both authenticity and free-form eccentricity. He’s played it straight and pure, joyous and playful; all the while pushing the boundaries, from instrumental ragas to songs with artfully obtuse titles such as ‘Tit Smoking In The Temple Of Artesan Mimicry’. … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Daniel Lanois – Goodbye To Language
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ALBUM REVIEW: Daniel Lanois – Goodbye To Language

Daniel Lanois has long been associated with some of the biggest names in popular music such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, U2, Brian Eno and Emmylou Harris and though his own music is quite different in scope and form, it still shares the core aesthetic values of intellectual creativity and the desire to find something … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Lost Ragas – Where James Once Played/ I’ll Be Gone 7″
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NEW MUSIC: Lost Ragas – Where James Once Played/ I’ll Be Gone 7″

Melbourne’s Lost Ragas have followed up their excellent Trans Atlantic Highway LP with a new 7″ honouring the memory of friend and fellow musician James Cruickshank (The Cruel Sea) who died a year ago. Where James Once Played is a co-write between Ragas’ Matt Walker and musician Neil Murray who was staying with Walker when … 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

NEW MUSIC: Darren Cross – When The Chills Are Coming
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NEW MUSIC: Darren Cross – When The Chills Are Coming

Darren Cross (Gerling, Jep and Dep) is a couple of months out from releasing his debut solo album _Xantastic. It finds the songwriter heading into dark folk territory while still retaining subtle glimpses of technology via textured ambience and synths. That blending of styles is what made Gerling such a distinctive sound and continues to … Continue reading

VIDEO: Cash Savage & The Last Drinks – Falling, Landing
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VIDEO: Cash Savage & The Last Drinks – Falling, Landing

Cash Savage has a new album called One Of Us out this Friday (July 1st) via the always reliable Mistletone Records. Here’s the clip for new single Falling, Landing which explores the darker side of the human psyche and our actions. The track is a swirling slow-burner, riding on atmospheric moodiness before it takes off … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Ryley Walker @ Sydney Festival (22/01/16)
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LIVE REVIEW: Ryley Walker @ Sydney Festival (22/01/16)

With the change in weather from high temperatures to blustery storms, the Hyde Park festival village became a somewhat deserted and mud-laden location. That didn’t deter the committed and curious fans of Chicago’s Ryley Walker from scurrying beneath umbrellas to the steps of The Famous Spiegeltent for what would be a spellbinding set of acoustic … Continue reading

VIDEO: Lo Carmen ~ Everyone You Ever Knew (Is Coming Back To Haunt You)
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VIDEO: Lo Carmen ~ Everyone You Ever Knew (Is Coming Back To Haunt You)

A couple of weeks ago we posted news about Lo Carmen’s brand new album, describing it as sounding like the Velvet Undergound jamming with Mazzy Star in a Nashville honky tonk after closing time. Now she’s released the beautifully colour saturated clip for the title track, directed by Aden Young (star of the TV series … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Liam Gale & The Ponytails ~ The Lonely Throne
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ALBUM REVIEW: Liam Gale & The Ponytails ~ The Lonely Throne

Over the last few years Liam Gale’s sound has evolved into a darker and more hypnotic form of psychedelic folk and blues music, culminating in the majestic and hypnotic The Lonely Throne. There are shades of Devendra Barnhart and Tim Buckley in Gale’s explorations in building trance-like mantras around songs via a range of instrumentation … Continue reading