NEW MUSIC: R McClure & Tall Shadows
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NEW MUSIC: R McClure & Tall Shadows

I’m digging this reverbed, rollicking sound from R McClure & Tall Shadows. The British Columbian has a great take on country music, adding a really cool, dreamy psych sheen. Lovely stuff. ‘Big Night’ rides a great shuffling drumbeat like the rush of a successful night mission. ‘Me And My Hangover’ slows things down but finds … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: James Chapman and the Blue Moon – I Don’t Try
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NEW MUSIC: James Chapman and the Blue Moon – I Don’t Try

James Chapman and the Blue Moon have a new single out called ‘I Don’t Try’, an excellent rumbling rabble rouser of a track that channels Dylan and Elvis and was apparently recorded live and late at night on an abandoned US air base. The song is one of three on their new self-titled EP of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Wagons – Need A Ride?
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NEW MUSIC: Wagons – Need A Ride?

Following on from Wagons‘ fine Songs From The Aftermath album, the band have been hard at work recording a new EP, of which the dark and spooky ‘Need A Ride?’ is the title track. There’s a cosmic malevolence at hand on the single, with psychobilly influences, some Suicide and a demonic ‘Nebraska’ Springsteen – all … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Dan Sartain – The Return Of Ringo
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NEW MUSIC: Dan Sartain – The Return Of Ringo

Birmingham Alabama’s Dan Sartain has a new tale of western gothic noir for your listening pleasure. There’s drama aplenty in his sound that contains a tinge of Nick Cave in its moody salute to the cowboys of the silver screen and television. ‘The Return Of Ringo’ comes from Sartain’s album Western Hills (Out now with vinyl … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Tami Neilson – Chickaboom!
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ALBUM REVIEW: Tami Neilson – Chickaboom!

Tami Neilson Chickaboom! Outside Music/Neilson Records On her latest album, Canadian-Kiwi Tami Neilson strips things right back to the core essence of song, rhythm and particularly a spotlight on her exceptional voice. Her focus was to record the songs as they would sound on stage, as performed by a three-piece band – her current preference … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Tami Neilson – Hey, Bus Driver!
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NEW MUSIC: Tami Neilson – Hey, Bus Driver!

Tami Neilson’s magic run continues with the announcement of a brand new album called CHICKABOOM! coming on February 14th. The first single/video has been released today and it’s a short sharp vibrant slice of rockabilly with hooks galore and a great clip to go with it. On the new album Tami has paired up with … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Tami Neilson
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INTERVIEW: Tami Neilson

THE LIFE OF A BIG BOSS MAMA The Australian market is becoming more of a priority for Tami Neilson, she’s was recently here in May for the Blues On Broadbeach Music Festival and now she’s set to return for the Dashville Skyline and Out On The Weekend festivals. Chris Familton gets the lowdown on all the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Kathryn Legrande – Going Crazy/Making It Up
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NEW MUSIC: Kathryn Legrande – Going Crazy/Making It Up

Texan Kathryn Legrande has released two superb new tracks. The first, ‘Going Crazy’ is a wonderful Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard-channeling, hard honky-tonk song topped off by Legrande’s fine vocal. There’s a touch of Nikki Lane in her sound too but less floorboard-stomping extrovert. ‘Making It Up’ takes a smoother and more wistful approach, soaked … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Motel Mirrors – Meet Me On The Corner
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NEW MUSIC: Motel Mirrors – Meet Me On The Corner

Motel Mirrors are the Memphis Tennessee-based trio of John Paul Keith, Amy LaVere and Will Sexton. Originally based around Keith and LaVere, they added Sexton to the mix, giving them three guitarists and singers which accounts for the wonderfully lush and harmony-laden sound of this song, ‘Meet Me On The Corner’. This track has a … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Jesse Daniel – Soft Spot (For The Hard Stuff)
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NEW MUSIC: Jesse Daniel – Soft Spot (For The Hard Stuff)

Here’s a really nice slice of hard country from Californian Jesse Daniel. It comes from his self-titled album that came out on Die True Records a few months back. The whole album is great. Shades of Waylon throughout but with an added rock ‘n’ roll streak, a wild spirit and a snarl in Daniel and the … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle + Joshua Hedley + The Sadies @ Factory Theatre, Sydney
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LIVE REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle + Joshua Hedley + The Sadies @ Factory Theatre, Sydney

Justin Townes Earle, Joshua Hedley, The Sadies @ Factory Theatre, Sydney, Oct 17th, 2017 After the failure to get Melbourne’s Out On The Weekend Americana music festival up and running in Sydney, we should feel lucky we still get to experience all the acts playing their own sideshows here. It amounts to a week of treats … Continue reading

PTW PRESENTS: Red-Eyed and Blue – That Red Head + Ben Leece
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PTW PRESENTS: Red-Eyed and Blue – That Red Head + Ben Leece

FACEBOOK EVENT That Red Head is an extension of Lozz Benson and her love for Rockabilly and Blues music. She drives the band from behind her drum kit with groove and attitude, and has a soulful voice that evokes Patsy Cline and Etta James, yet flies freely in its own unique style. Throw in a … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Tami Neilson @ The Basement
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LIVE REVIEW: Tami Neilson @ The Basement

Tami Neilson & Her Rockin’ Hot Band Of Rhythm + Paddy McHugh @ The Basement, Sydney, 20th August 2017 Sunday night isn’t the usual day of the week for a country, soul and funk shakedown but Tami Neilson & Her Rockin’ Hot Band Of Rhythm unequivocally made it so. Surprisingly this was her first visit to Sydney, … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Lindi Ortega
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INTERVIEW: Lindi Ortega

STAYING IN THE SONGWRITING SADDLE Lindi Ortega returned to Australia last month for the Out On The Weekend festival and her own headline shows. She fills Chris Familton in on what she’s been up to in the year since her album Faded Gloryville was released.  Canadian (and Nashville resident) country singer/songwriter Lindi Ortega will make her third visit … Continue reading