NEW MUSIC: Cave Flowers – Upper Hand
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NEW MUSIC: Cave Flowers – Upper Hand

Yeah I know we’ve posted a couple of Cave Flowers‘ songs from their new self-titled album already, but damn it’s a cracker of a record and this track, the most recent single, is maybe our favourite. ‘Upper Hand’ has that windswept, slacker country vibe, perfectly enhanced by singer Andy McAllister’s gravelly voice and the way … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Daniel Young – Pretty Soon Ain’t Enough (To Get You Off My Mind)
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NEW MUSIC: Daniel Young – Pretty Soon Ain’t Enough (To Get You Off My Mind)

Three minutes into this new song from Daniel Young you think things are winding down, after a wonderful traditional country song built around that great title and chorus. But that’s just where things really begin to take shape, or gloriously lose shape, depending how you view it. The music builds and expands into a beautiful … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Someday River – Are We Free?
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NEW MUSIC: Someday River – Are We Free?

Someday River hail from Florida and on this recent single, ‘Are We Free?’ they dial into a really nice folk rock sound, run through a gauzy late summer shimmery filter. It sounds and feels nostalgic as the wind their way through a psych-lite landscape of searching guitars and Greyson Charnock’s yearning vocal sound. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Lawrie Duckworth – The Devil In Me
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NEW MUSIC: Lawrie Duckworth – The Devil In Me

Today we give you the recent single from British songwriter Lawrie Duckworth. You wouldn’t necessarily pick him as hailing from that side of the Atlantic, given the swampy blues noir vibe that emanates from this track. Dig a bit deeper though and you can hear a surf tinge and a distant nod to The Shadows. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Max And The Martians – Please Hold On
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NEW MUSIC: Max And The Martians – Please Hold On

I love the laziness of this song. The way it gently unfurls and spreads itself across the speakers. It has that jangly 90s slacker aesthetic, wrapped up in a late afternoon, sunburnt afternoon kind of country vibe. Max and the Martians hail from New Orleans and are based around songwriter Max Bien-Kahn. ‘Please Hold On’ … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Party Of The Sun – Sea Surrounds
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NEW MUSIC: Party Of The Sun – Sea Surrounds

Party Of The Sun have just released their new album Trekker and this song, ‘Sea Surrounds’, caught our ear with its warm and rambling psychedelic folk sound. The group hail from New Hampshire and are led by songwriter Ethan McBrien and producer/multi-instrumentalist Rory Hurley. There’s a wonderful production sound on this track as the guitars gently … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Freya Josephine Hollick – Nobody’s No Better Than No One
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NEW MUSIC: Freya Josephine Hollick – Nobody’s No Better Than No One

Freya Josephine Hollick returns with the first taste of her new album The Real World, due for release in 2020. Recorded at Rancho De Luna (Kurt Vile, Mark Lanegan, Victoria Williams, Iggy Pop, Arctic Monkeys)  in the Mojave Desert, California, this track grooves and rolls along with a dark spirit, suggesting a further shift from … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: D.C Cross – Ecstatic Racquet
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ALBUM REVIEW: D.C Cross – Ecstatic Racquet

D.C CROSS ECSTATIC RACQUET No Drums Records D.C Cross is the latest chapter in the career of Darren Cross, he of Gerling fame and more recently as a solo artist and one half of the folk noir duo Jep and Dep. His solo albums have been sonically varied affairs with alt-country, folk, electronica and psychedelic … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Big Thief – U.F.O.F.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Big Thief – U.F.O.F.

Big Thief U.F.O.F. 4AD What started with a debut album in 2016, that introduced a fragile and poetic songwriter and her band, has blossomed into a fascinating and quickly evolving career for Adrienne Lenker and the rest of Big Thief. They’ve been touring relentlessly, Lenker even having time to record a well received solo record … 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

SIX STRINGS: Magpie Diaries
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SIX STRINGS: Magpie Diaries

“…inhabiting a sweet spot right at the nexus of country, soul and psychedelia.” Magpie Diaries released their impressive debut album Sanctuary last year  (read our review) and with it came some wonderful singles – ‘When Love Comes’ and the latest, ‘Honey’. They’ve been getting out a lot lately with plenty of live shows in 2019, … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Oliver Ray – Ol’ Coyote
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NEW MUSIC: Oliver Ray – Ol’ Coyote

Oliver Ray has a brand new album out now called Out Passed Nowhere. It’s his debut record and features Howe Gelb, musicians from Sugar Candy Mountain, The Myrrors, Xixa, and China, as well as a very special appearance by the poet laureate of punk, Patti Smith, who Ray has worked with as her longtime guitarist. ‘Ol’ … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Jordan Merrick – Low Country
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NEW MUSIC: Jordan Merrick – Low Country

The sound of The Doors, psychedelic blues, gothic country, Lee Hazlewood and even Julian Cope collide on this new song from Australian Jordan Merrick. Also a member of Brisbane band Fugitive & The Vagabond, Merrick has dialled into a swirling, pulsing, dark folk-rock vibe on ‘Low Country’, which bodes well for his forthcoming debut album. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: A Few Bad Men – A Haunted Man
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NEW MUSIC: A Few Bad Men – A Haunted Man

Themes of loss of identity and belonging in the modern hi-tech society rise out of a gothic swamp on this track by Simon Paul Roy aka A Few Bad Men. He was a founding member and songwriter of the Australian psychedelic power pop group Bell Jar, working with Marty Wilson-Piper (The Church) and Ed Kuepper, (The … Continue reading