NEW MUSIC: Suga Owens – Weekend Time
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NEW MUSIC: Suga Owens – Weekend Time

Queenslander Scottie ‘Suga’ Owens has released his brand new country single ‘Weekend Time’ via Heartsville Music Group and it finds him hitting a sweet vein of Charley Crockett meets outlaw country. Pedal steel adds a mix of tropical and outback flavours for what amounts to an impressively authentic new voice in Australian country music. Continue reading

SINGLE PREMIERE: Dr Mann – Stubborn Mule
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SINGLE PREMIERE: Dr Mann – Stubborn Mule

Cosmic psychedelic country vibes abound on ‘Stubborn Mule‘, the beautiful new single from Dr Mann that we have the pleasure of premiering on PTW today. As the guitars chop and stagger, pedal steel wafts along, adding a swirling ambience to the track. Twin vocals complete the intertwined and woven sound of the track as it … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Fleur Wiber & Chris Carrapetta – Killing The Blues
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NEW MUSIC: Fleur Wiber & Chris Carrapetta – Killing The Blues

Sydney artists Fleur Wiber and Chris Carrapetta have come together to record an album’s worth of their favourite alt-country covers during lockdown and the first superb track they’ve released from it is is a version of Rowland Salley‘s ‘Killing the Blues’. Salley is the bassist for Chris Isaak and his best known song has been … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Huck Hayden – Fire Ball
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NEW MUSIC: Huck Hayden – Fire Ball

I’m loving the world weary vocal on this slice of melodic country rock by Nashville-based Huck Hayden. There’s Petty in there, a dash of Berman-esque indie rock, the country-leaning side of J. Mascis and the heavier, electrified folk-rock of Neil Young. The push and pull tension between the vocal and the blistered guitar sound on … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Mitch Dillon’s Compulsive Ramblers
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ALBUM REVIEW: Mitch Dillon’s Compulsive Ramblers

MITCH DILLON’S COMPULSIVE RAMBLERS MITCH DILLON’S COMPULSIVE RAMBLERS RAGGED GUM RECORDS Melbourne musician Mitch Dillon has been around the local scene for a while now, backing up other artists and fronting Attractor Beams, a much-missed band who wore obvious influences such as The Replacements on their sleeves.  Now stepping out on his own with backing … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Kevin Coons – Rattlesnake Canyon
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NEW MUSIC: Kevin Coons – Rattlesnake Canyon

There’s a big Townes Van Zandt vibe on this new track from Kevin Coons. It takes Townes’ melodic phrasing and relocates it to a tougher, groove-based cosmic Americana place. Rhythmically it buries itself in your short term memory and hits repeat. Killer track! Coons pulled in Dillon Napier from Margo Price’s band on drums for … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: HaydenGoSeek – The Great Unknown
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NEW MUSIC: HaydenGoSeek – The Great Unknown

‘The Great Unknown’ is the latest single from New Zealand songwriter HaydenGoSeek (also the front person of Cheap Fakes) and it details his travels from smalltown New Zealand to living in Australia. The song is a bristling piece of melodic country-tinged folk that wins on account of Hayden’s vocal and the counterpoint fiddle that shadows … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Suicide Swans – Reservations
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ALBUM REVIEW: Suicide Swans – Reservations

SUICIDE SWANS RESERVATIONS NEAR ENOUGH RECORDS The latest album from the prolific Queensland alt-country band led by singer-songwriter Kyle Jenkins continues their stunning and world class run of releases. It’s also their last album under the SS name. From now on the band, now a quartet, will be known was Mt. Morning. Each of their … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Riley Catherall – When I Go
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ALBUM REVIEW: Riley Catherall – When I Go

One of the standout features of Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Riley Catherall’s debut album is that it is the sound of an artist in consummate control of his craft. Born and raised in Yass Valley (NSW), Catherall’s story includes tenures playing jazz and blues before he attended the CMAA Academy of Country Music and received invaluable writing … Continue reading

NEWS: Love Police announce new record label
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NEWS: Love Police announce new record label

Love Police, the touring company led by Brian Taranto and responsible for some of the most memorable alt-country, Americana and folk music tours of the last two decades, has joined forces with Dave Laing (Dave Laing Publicity, Warner (and Warner’s revival of Festival), Shock Records, Dog Meat Records) to started a record label called Love … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: River Dreams – Landscape
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NEW MUSIC: River Dreams – Landscape

River Dreams take a step closer to the release of the debut album Small Paintings, due out in 2021. The nom de plume of Sydney songwriter/band leader Carl Manwarring, River Dreams is nuanced songwriting par-excellence. There are elements of dark folk rock, alt-country, and a rolling and evocative, baroque indie rock sound in his songs. … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS Q&A – T. Wilds
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SIX STRINGS Q&A – T. Wilds

We were mesmerised when we first heard the brand new album from Blue Mountains songwriter T. Wilds (Tania Bowers), Ten Songs. Featuring Matthew Toohey, the album is a stunning set of songs that sit within the folk idiom, perfectly balanced between modern folk noir and dusty traditional forms. You can hear the avant stylings that … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Tanya Ransom – Breakdown To Breakthrough
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NEW MUSIC: Tanya Ransom – Breakdown To Breakthrough

West Australian songwriter Tanya Ransom has a brand new EP out called Breakdown To Breakthrough and today we’re featuring the title-track which possesses one of those magical choruses that lifts the song skyward, soaring on a beautiful melodic run. The art of doing that while singing about troubled times is what makes it that much … Continue reading

Check out the video for the new single from Matt Joe Gow – Go Ahead, Celebrate
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Check out the video for the new single from Matt Joe Gow – Go Ahead, Celebrate

Melbourne-based New Zealand songwriter Matt Joe Gow has released a brand new single ‘Go Ahead, Celebrate’, bringing a ray of optimistic sunshine to this shitshow of a year, a clarion country call to celebrate… like we used to. Gow nails the requisite uplifting mood and yearning for good times that a song title like that … Continue reading