ALBUM REVIEW: Mary Chapin Carpenter – The Things That We Are Made Of
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ALBUM REVIEW: Mary Chapin Carpenter – The Things That We Are Made Of

Like a slow mist rolling down a valley or long evenings on the back porch, Carpenter’s 14th album is a slow-moving and introspective country affair. Confessional stories of heartache and emotional turbulence are presented and dissected on the Dave Cobb produced album yet across nearly an hour of restrained mood the effect is one of … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Davey Craddock – City West
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ALBUM REVIEW: Davey Craddock – City West

It’s been a long time coming but West Australian Davey Craddock has finally released his debut album and it’s as equally as impressive as the string of singles he’s released over the last few years. Sitting in the realm of soulful Americana music, City West is a beautifully recorded collection of songs that evoke emotional … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Eagle & The Wolf – Mama, Son & The Holy Ghost
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NEW MUSIC: Eagle & The Wolf – Mama, Son & The Holy Ghost

Eagle & The Wolf is the new collaborative project between blues musician Kris Morris and singer/songwriter Sarah Humphreys. We’ve heard the new album and reckon it’s the best thing either of the pair have put their creative talents to. Blues, country, folk and a streak of gospel run through the album and indeed this first … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel – Southern Light
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ALBUM REVIEW: Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel – Southern Light

Sal Kimber has taken the expansive, soulful route through country and pop music on her new album. With a strong backing band sparkling and shimmering with keyboards and some fine guitar playing it is certainly a warm, breezy and welcoming record that steers clear of the Nashville clichés and instead rides the more commercial currents … Continue reading

REISSUE NEWS: Blaze Foley – Duct Tape Messiah
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REISSUE NEWS: Blaze Foley – Duct Tape Messiah

This Record Store Day eliterecords releases Duct Tape Messiah by exceptional Texan Folk artist Blaze Foley for the first time ever on vinyl. The soundtrack to the 2011 documentary film about the turbulent life of Townes Van Zandts companion and close friend literally spans Blaze’s whole musical life. It includes rare archival tracks never released … Continue reading

NEWS: Fanny Lumsden announces new album, single and tour
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NEWS: Fanny Lumsden announces new album, single and tour

   Sydney’s irrepressible alt. country songstress Fanny Lumsden is on the cusp of releasing her debut album Small Town Big Shot (September 2015) and to kick things off she’s released the video clip for its first single ‘Soapbox’. Filmed in the country NSW town of Tallimba where Lumsden first went to school the song takes aim at … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Good Lovelies ~ Burn The Plan
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ALBUM REVIEW: The Good Lovelies ~ Burn The Plan

Starting with a lo-fi drum pattern Good Lovelies quickly arrive with their sweet intertwined harmonies to elevate the opening track into a quirky, sparkling pop-laced folk song. They’ve tried to mix things up on their new album, sonically and in their songwriting and at times it works very well. Too often though the curse of … Continue reading