NEW MUSIC: Hayes Peebles – Riddle Me
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NEW MUSIC: Hayes Peebles – Riddle Me

New York native and now Nashville resident Hayes Peebles is on a roll with this current run of singles. We recently posted the fine ‘Riding High’ and now he’s backed that up with the widescreen and effortlessly catchy ‘Riddle Me’ that sounds like Ron Sexsmith on a euphoric country rock bender. The song was sparked … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Cave Flowers – Best Lonesome Friend
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NEW MUSIC: Cave Flowers – Best Lonesome Friend

Cave Flowers nail that freewheeling’ guitar sound we love so much. Gritty country and grainy rock ‘n’ roll mixed and agitated into one rambling groove. Top vocal sound from Andy McAllister too. It all adds up to a glorious Rolling Stones meets Drive-By Truckers and Lucero sound. Originally from Seattle, McAllister released three albums with his … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Ben Mitchell – You Can’t Fight That
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NEW MUSIC: Ben Mitchell – You Can’t Fight That

A swampy shimmer underlies acoustic guitar and the wonderful voice of Ben Mitchell as he sings of ignoring the things you can’t control in life and giving into the flow and destiny of existence. It’s a simple song musically – and I mean that in the best possible way. The elements are all there, reduced … 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: John Salaway – It’s All In Your Mind
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NEW MUSIC: John Salaway – It’s All In Your Mind

Some songs float along with a weightlessness, a gentle tangle and flow that sounds elevated, lightheaded and dreamy. John Salaway‘s ‘It’s All In Your Mind’ is one of those ones. With the sound of CSN deeply embedded in its DNA, the song rides linear and rhythmic, finger-picked acoustic guitar and some evocative strings. The Beatles … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Shelley’s Murder Boys – Float Me Out
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NEW MUSIC: Shelley’s Murder Boys – Float Me Out

“We are just a simple devil-lovin family that play bluegrass and folk tunes about the hills and rivers we’ve roamed, the things we’ve seen and the stories we’ve been told.” Sydney folk and bluegrass trio Shelley’s Murder Boys have recently released their brand new album Above Is A Roar and one of its standout tracks is … 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

ALBUM REVIEW: Tyler Childers – Country Squire
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ALBUM REVIEW: Tyler Childers – Country Squire

Tyler Childers Country Squire RCA/Sony Music Tyler Childers had a breakout last 12 months with his album Purgatory catching the ear of many a critic and country/folk music fan, winning Emerging Artist Of The Year at the Americana Awards and scoring opening slots with Americana heavyweights John Prine, Margo Price and Sturgill Simpson. That album … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lost Ragas – This Is Not A Dream
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ALBUM REVIEW: Lost Ragas – This Is Not A Dream

Lost Ragas This Is Not A Dream Independent ★★★★½ On their their third album, Melbourne band Lost Ragas take their brand of psychedelic country music further out into the cosmos, though its title and various thematic references suggest the territory they’re exploring is our internal subconscious and its relationship with the realities of the modern … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Ted Z & The Wranglers – Corner Store
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NEW MUSIC: Ted Z & The Wranglers – Corner Store

This new track from Ted Z & The Wranglers ducks and dives like a bantamweight boxer, switching musical stances, changing gears and dancing through melodies like nobody’s business. It’s a catchy slice of country rock from the Southern Californians that rides a twang groove and is augmented by some nice BVs and a sweet harmonica. … 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