NEW MUSIC: Last Chance Family Band – This Is Where It All Falls Apart
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NEW MUSIC: Last Chance Family Band – This Is Where It All Falls Apart

Last Chance Family Band hit the highway on their new track, a ripping roots-rock excursion that finds a boogie groove and drives it home with some great vocal harmonies. Top stuff with its blend of loose limbed, late night rock n roll and country chooglin’. The band hails from Seattle and is comprised of brothers … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: The Felice Brothers @ The Lansdowne, Sydney
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LIVE REVIEW: The Felice Brothers @ The Lansdowne, Sydney

The Felice Brothers, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys The Lansdowne 14 October For over a decade, The Felice Brothers have been one of the most consistently fascinating acts on the Americana music scene. Each album they release seems to inhabit it’s own small world, built on the kaleidoscopic beat poetry of Ian Felice and … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Jordan Merrick – I Don’t Belong
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NEW MUSIC: Jordan Merrick – I Don’t Belong

Jordan Merrick has released another single from his forthcoming Night Music album (October 25th). ‘I Don’t Belong’ swing alongs with a bluesy junk shop malevolence. Think Tom Waits, or closer to home, someone like Mark Moldre and his recent album Fever Dreams. There’s some fine scratched and shimmering guitar, parping horns and ramshackle percussion going … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Skyscraper Stan – Golden Boy Vol. 1 & Vol. II
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ALBUM REVIEW: Skyscraper Stan – Golden Boy Vol. 1 & Vol. II

SKYSCRAPER STAN GOLDEN BOY VOL. I AND VOL. II Heart Of The Rat Records Stan Woodhouse has been roaming the bars of Australia and New Zealand for a decade now, winning over audiences with his brand of gothic tinged folk, rock ’n’ roll and country and cementing his reputation as a burgeoning talent, part of … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real – Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)
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ALBUM REVIEW: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real – Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) Fantasy / Caroline Australia Lukas Nelson has been busy over the last few years since his and Promise Of The Real’s last, self-titled, studio album. There have been tours as Neil Young’s backing band, their own shows, Nelson’s musical work on … 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

NEW MUSIC: Don DiLego – Your Great Escape
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NEW MUSIC: Don DiLego – Your Great Escape

Here’s a new track from NYC-based songwriter Don DiLego. He’s certainly got a classic sound that has the forlorn and melancholic aspects of Americana but also a discernible crafted pop/rock element to it. The chorus heads skyward like one of those golden Ryan Adams melodic swells as the rest of song dances around it with … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Matt Andersen – Halfway Home By Morning
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ALBUM REVIEW: Matt Andersen – Halfway Home By Morning

Matt Andersen Halfway Home By Morning True North Records/MGM Canadian Matt Andersen is a big man with a big voice and going on this collection of 13 songs he’s also got a big heart. Whether it’s singing devotional love songs or conveying the pain of loss, he invests heavy emotion and a believable sincerity in … 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 Q&A: Peta Caswell
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SIX STRINGS Q&A: Peta Caswell

Possessing one of the finest voices on the Sydney music scene, Peta Caswell has finally stepped out under her own name, with her band The Lost Cause, and released her debut self-titled EP (on Stanley Records). Blending country rock, soul and alt-country, Caswell knows how to belt out a rich, soaring chorus as confidently as … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Andrew Phelan – That’s How
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NEW MUSIC: Andrew Phelan – That’s How

Andrew Phelan is an Australian who relocated to Canada (received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination) and last week he released his new six song EP Everything Rattles When I Breathe. This one from it, ‘That’s How’ is a catchy and rousing folk dispatch about the perils of booze. He’s got a fine line in … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Sydney
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LIVE REVIEW: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Sydney

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real + William Crighton Factory Theatre, Marrickville NSW April 18th, 2019 Bluesfest is nearly upon us for another year and so are the associated sideshows that roll through Sydney. If you’re a fan of Americana and country rock then Lukas Nelson and band Promise Of The Real should have … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Company Of Others – Diminishing Returns
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NEW MUSIC: Company Of Others – Diminishing Returns

Company Of Others is a Nashville, TN trio comprised of singer / songwriter Billy Campbell with Parker Van Der Hyde on bass and Daniel Sauls on drums. It looks like this is the first single they’ve thrown out into the public sphere, and it’s a good one too, mixing alt-country, country-rock and a heartland vibe courtesy of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: John Dear – Drugstore Cowboy
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NEW MUSIC: John Dear – Drugstore Cowboy

Something a bit different today, this track ‘Drugstore Cowboy’ from Swiss duo John Dear and drummer Alma June. It’s a howling stomper, a mix of the urban angst and hollering backwoods blues. There are shades of The Black Keys in their sound which isn’t afraid to get noisey and raucous with heavily reverted guitars and … Continue reading