ALBUM REVIEW: Kyle Jenkins – Meltdown
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ALBUM REVIEW: Kyle Jenkins – Meltdown

Kyle Jenkins Meltdown Near Enough Records (2018) Kyle Jenkins is the singer-songwriter behind Toowoomba-based band Suicide Swans and even though they’re in the midst of a prolific streak of excellent albums, he’s also found time to release his debut solo album which hits similarly high peaks in both song quality and sound. Suicide Swans excel … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Marlene Oak – How Can I Move On
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NEW MUSIC: Marlene Oak – How Can I Move On

We posted about Swedish songwriter Marlene Oak a few months ago when her song ‘Slip Away’ stopped us in our tracks. That song was an upbeat heart yet melancholic Americana track that was draped in gorgeous guitar and vocal hooks. ‘How Can I Move On’, from her new EP Silver Moon, changes the pace and details/laments … Continue reading

TOUR NEWS: Lachlan Bryan & Ben Leece Announce ‘Friends & Acquantainces Tour’
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TOUR NEWS: Lachlan Bryan & Ben Leece Announce ‘Friends & Acquantainces Tour’

Lachlan Bryan, one of this country’s more established Americana acts is teaming up with Ben Leece, a relative newcomer on the national scene, for a run of dates across NSW, QLD and VIC, from April to June. Bryan will have his band The Wildes along for the ride and Leece will be backed by his … 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

ALBUM REVIEW: Copperline – Rusty Fords And Weatherboards
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ALBUM REVIEW: Copperline – Rusty Fords And Weatherboards

Copperline Rusty Fords And Weatherboards Independent The members of Sydney band Copperline have been playing in various bands dating back to the 90s and after ten years they’ve finally recorded their debut album together, one that certainly feels like a collective gathering of likeminded musicians and accomplished players.  Led by songwriter Brad Christmas, the band … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Jeff Tweedy – Warm
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ALBUM REVIEW: Jeff Tweedy – Warm

Jeff Tweedy Warm dBpm Records Inc. Surprisingly this is the debut solo album of new material for Jeff Tweedy (Wilco/Uncle Tupelo). He’s previously released a live-in-studio album of songs from his back catalogue and then there was the Sukierae album under the name Tweedy, with son Spencer. This though feels wholly Jeff – relaxed and effortlessly … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Lady Dan – Hell Bent
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NEW MUSIC: Lady Dan – Hell Bent

Lady Dan originally hails from Birmingham Alabama and is now based in Austin, Texas. She’s got a great sound too. That blend of melancholy, shuffling drums and weeping pedal steel. It’s authentic yet wholly contemporary and she’s got one hell of a good voice to convey this song about navigating this minefield we call life. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Brookses – Over Again
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NEW MUSIC: The Brookses – Over Again

The Brookses are a father and daughter duo from Atlanta who have recorded their debut album Lucky Charm (April 26th) together. ‘Over Again’ showcases the obvious musical simpatico the pair have, blending their voices on a song that Jim wrote 30 years ago. It’s lovely stuff, unassuming and rewarding in its sparse arrangement and gently … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: David Quinn
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NEW MUSIC: David Quinn

David Quinn (Chicago) has released two tracks this year and both of them hit our sweet spot with their authentic and in-the-pocket country sound. Not over-produced, simply great playing, a cool production sound (Andrija Tokic, known for his work with Alabama Shakes, Langhorne Slim, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Margo Price) and Quinn’s voice … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Brandon Hoogenboom – When You Know
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NEW MUSIC: Brandon Hoogenboom – When You Know

Lush folk sounds on this new track from Brandon Hoogenboom, an American singer/songwriter who was actually based in Australia for a while and played with the band Set Sail. Now he’s back in the US and he’s just released his debut solo LP For Mabel. Have a listen to this track, ‘When You Know’, and … Continue reading