TRACK BY TRACK: LUCY ROLEFF & LEHMANN B. SMITH GO DEEP ON THEIR NEW ALBUM DARK GREEN
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TRACK BY TRACK: LUCY ROLEFF & LEHMANN B. SMITH GO DEEP ON THEIR NEW ALBUM DARK GREEN

Lucy Roleff and Lehmann B. Smith spent the last two years conceptualising, writing and recording their new collaborative album Dark Green at a remote retreat on the Grand Ocean Road. For fans of Grizzly Bear, late-period Talk Talk, Nick Drake, Nadia Reid, Tiny Ruins and Kelly Dance. Both musicians have enjoyed critically acclaimed and wide … Continue reading

A DELIGHT OF FINGERPICKED GUITAR AND GENTLE HORNS FROM AARON FISHER AND ROB STEPHENSON
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A DELIGHT OF FINGERPICKED GUITAR AND GENTLE HORNS FROM AARON FISHER AND ROB STEPHENSON

From my internet travels I haven’t been able to find out much about this New York duo but this track, ‘Merino Ghost‘, from Aaron Fisher and Rob Stephenson’s 2022 album Sightseeing, absolutely caught my ear and pulled me in deep with its dreamy, evocative soundscape. They navigate a beautiful space between American Primitive guitar stylings … Continue reading

BILLY BRONSTED’S SPIRITED SOUL, BLUES AND COSMIC COUNTRY JAMS CUT TO THE HEART
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BILLY BRONSTED’S SPIRITED SOUL, BLUES AND COSMIC COUNTRY JAMS CUT TO THE HEART

Today we’re featuring two tracks from Billy Bronsted‘s new 2022 album Rhythm, Racket & Romance, recorded with his band The Loot. Bronsted hails from Wisconsin and the new album follows his 2017 release This Bed Of Mine. ‘Ain’t Lying’ (I Love You)‘ digs into the age old subject of love and realisation, as Bronsted explains, … Continue reading

DANIEL YOUNG EASES INTO A WARM AND GENTLE COUNTRY SWAY WITH LILLIE MAE ON ‘WATER TABLE LINE’
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DANIEL YOUNG EASES INTO A WARM AND GENTLE COUNTRY SWAY WITH LILLIE MAE ON ‘WATER TABLE LINE’

Daniel Young, a Salt Lake City singer-songwriter, released his new single earlier this month, featuring Lillie Mae on fiddle. The song is about the laying low and not letting the hustle and bustle catch up to you and it’s perfectly captured by the laidback, mellow sound and Young as he sings “Let take some time … Continue reading

LISTEN TO THE ROLLING, TUMBLING NEW SINGLE FROM VAN WALKER & THE FERRITERS
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LISTEN TO THE ROLLING, TUMBLING NEW SINGLE FROM VAN WALKER & THE FERRITERS

You know those songs that sound like they could just keep going and going, on an infinite one way street? ‘Imaginary Ships‘, the brand new single from Van Walker & The Ferriters, is one such song, built on a locked-in rhythm section, the guitars and mandolin adding a lilting folk-rock feel while the accordion creates … Continue reading

LISTEN TO JOYCE PRESCHER’S HAUNTING NEW SINGLE ‘SLEEP NOW’
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LISTEN TO JOYCE PRESCHER’S HAUNTING NEW SINGLE ‘SLEEP NOW’

Melbourne-based songwriter Joyce Prescher has released her new single ‘Sleep Now‘ and it’s quite the transportive and immersive listen. A cello casts a haunting pallor across the track, decorated with gentle filaments of acoustic guitar notes, the sound of brushes on a snare and Prescher’s voice – poised and precisely phrased in its melancholic folk … Continue reading

COMPELLING NEW SCOTTISH FOLK MUSIC FROM SAM SHACKLETON
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COMPELLING NEW SCOTTISH FOLK MUSIC FROM SAM SHACKLETON

Sam Shackleton has just released his album ‘Causeway Recordings’ on Bandcamp and streaming services. It’s a raw and captivating collection of originals and some traditional folk songs that showcase his rich and expressive voice and his clawhammer banjo, guitar and harmonica playing. His sound is primarily folk but it also draws from country and blues, … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Alex Hamilton – Sweetest Wine
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ALBUM REVIEW: Alex Hamilton – Sweetest Wine

ALEX HAMILTON SWEETEST WINE LOVE POLICE RECORDS + TAPES Alex Hamilton knows his way around high and lonesome folk-rock and on his debut solo album he reaches some wonderful high points that recall the keening, pastoral sound of Dylan, The Band and Neil Young. Hamilton used to be the songwriter and singer for Melbourne band … Continue reading

LISTEN TO FENN WILSON’S  SHIMMERING AND SOARING ALT-COUNTRY ROCK SINGLE
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LISTEN TO FENN WILSON’S SHIMMERING AND SOARING ALT-COUNTRY ROCK SINGLE

Enigmatic singer songwriter Fenn Wilson returns with new single ‘Laying With The Bones’, the second single off the forthcoming sophomore album Honey Dates Death / Ghazals due for release early 2023.  One of the highlights of the recent Dashville Skyline festival, Wilson has been prepping his second album and from the sound of this new single it’s going to … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Mylee Grace – Whiplash In The Moshpit
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ALBUM REVIEW: Mylee Grace – Whiplash In The Moshpit

MYLEE GRACE WHIPLASH IN THE MOSHPIT LOVE POLICE RECORDS + TAPES One of the first batch of releases on the newly minted record label by Love Police, Mylee Grace returns to releasing music after relocating to the Northern Rivers region of NSW six years ago. Prior to that she’d released a solo EP in 2010 … Continue reading

ANDERS JÖRNESTEN GETS DARK AND SPARSE ON SINGLE ‘LIGHT UP MY WAY’
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ANDERS JÖRNESTEN GETS DARK AND SPARSE ON SINGLE ‘LIGHT UP MY WAY’

Swedish songwriter Anders Jörnesten has one of those deep, sonorous, gravelly and lived-in voices. Words are like intonations, hanging heavy in the air and giving greater gravitas to his lyrics. ‘Light Up My Way’ is a stripped-back acoustic country-folk track of acoustic guitar, harmonia and that voice. Beautiful melancholia. Jörnesten only started writing songs during … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Felice Brothers – From Dreams To Dust
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ALBUM REVIEW: The Felice Brothers – From Dreams To Dust

THE FELICE BROTHERS FROM DREAMS TO DUST Yep Roc Records The upstate New York group, based around the brothers Ian and James Felice, have been consistently evolving their sound for 15 years now, across a brace of increasingly diverse albums that showcase the progression of main songwriter Ian’s songs, from early folk facsimiles to wildly … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: James McMurtry – The Horses and the Hounds
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ALBUM REVIEW: James McMurtry – The Horses and the Hounds

JAMES MCMURTRY THE HORSES AND THE HOUNDS New West Records It’s been a long wait for McMurtry fans since his excellent Complicated Game came out six years ago but there was never any doubt that it’d be worth the wait. McMurtry, like a fine wine, seems to just get better and better with age. The … Continue reading

CHRIS CARRAPETTA RELEASES HIS ODE TO MARRICKVILLE
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CHRIS CARRAPETTA RELEASES HIS ODE TO MARRICKVILLE

With a supremely catchy sound, Sydney songwriter Chris Carrapetta has released a melodic gem with ‘Making Me Smile (On The Marrickville Mile)’. A self-described song about “the area that I live in, the cultural & artistic hub of Marrickville, Sydney”, there’s a wonderful and wistful Wilco meets Big Star vibe going on as he hits … Continue reading

M.E. NETZKE GETS FULLY TICKLED PINK ON HIS SWEET AND MELANCHOLIC NEW SINGLE
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M.E. NETZKE GETS FULLY TICKLED PINK ON HIS SWEET AND MELANCHOLIC NEW SINGLE

Pedal steel tears cascade across this new single from Canadian M.E. Netzke. ‘Fully Tickled Pink’ has a baroque folk feel, bringing to mind the likes of Ron Sexsmith and a more subtle and cosmically inclined Rufus Wainwright as it washes over you with its psychedelic drift. Supremely melancholic, it subtly touches on Brian Wilson-esque west … Continue reading