VIDEO PREMIERE: The April Family – Fortune Teller
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VIDEO PREMIERE: The April Family – Fortune Teller

Sydney alt-country trio The April Family released their second album House Of Cards last year but they’ve already pooled their creative talents and written, recorded and filmed a clip for their brand new single ‘Fortune Teller‘ (Social Family Records), the first single from their third album, due out early in 2021. The song hits a … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Wild Earp & the Free for Alls – Don’t Play the Waltz at the California Clipper
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NEW MUSIC: Wild Earp & the Free for Alls – Don’t Play the Waltz at the California Clipper

This new track form Wild Earp & The Free for Alls, which pays homage to their home base, the California Clipper Lounge, is all about the rhythm and groove. Total head-nodding, line-dancing good times abound as the tune shimmies across the dance floor. “Wild Earp & The Free for Alls played every month for 4 … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Green Apple Sea & Wayne Graham – Dark Kid (Ep. 1)
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NEW MUSIC: The Green Apple Sea & Wayne Graham – Dark Kid (Ep. 1)

Any song that starts with the line ‘Satan is my father” is a winner straight off the bat in our books. It’s nicely balanced by the line “My mother is an angel”, from Kentucky band Wayne Graham, in collaboration with Nuremburg folk group The Green Apple Sea. This track has a wonderfully lazy, back-porch vibe … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: J.E. Sunde – I Don’t Care To Dance
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NEW MUSIC: J.E. Sunde – I Don’t Care To Dance

Simple, sad and sombre sounds courtesy of Minneapolis resident J.E. Sunde, taken from his upcoming new album 9 Songs About Love, due out on 20th November on French label Vietnam (distributed by Because Music / Universal). ‘I Don’t Care To Dance’ is clearly in debt to the work of Leonard Cohen but one can also … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Mark Moldre – White Lightning
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NEW MUSIC: Mark Moldre – White Lightning

To mark its one year anniversary, Mark Moldre has today released the fourth single and fifth video clip from his acclaimed 2019 album Fever Dreams.  ‘White Lightning‘ is a raised-glass country sway, an intoxicating tale of love lost and found – with soft shuffling drums, woozy electric guitar and a loose and heady, end-of-the-night vibe. ‘White Lightning’ was a … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Courtney Marie Andrews (2020)
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INTERVIEW: Courtney Marie Andrews (2020)

AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION Thousands of songs have been written about heartbreak but on her latest album, Old Flowers, Courtney Marie Andrews has found a captivating way to breathe honesty and intimacy into the subject matter. By Chris Familton It’s late in the afternoon in Nashville, TN and Courtney Marie Andrews is reflecting on her past … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Arlo McKinley – Walking Shoes
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NEW MUSIC: Arlo McKinley – Walking Shoes

Here’s the authentic country sound of Arlo McKinley, taken from his forthcoming debut solo album, Die Midwestern, out August 14 on John Prine’s independent Oh Boy Records. It’s a fine opening shot, with that line “I don’t wanna get high anymore” and a classic balladeer sound, part straight country , part outlaw, mostly just a … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Molly Maher – Run Run Run
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NEW MUSIC: Molly Maher – Run Run Run

We’re digging the sound of this track from Molly Maher, a song that blends western and Mexicali styles in a way that tumbles and clatters around with a loose and graceful quality. It’s like Tom Waits, light-headed on tequila, jamming with Calexico in a dusty backstreet on a sunny afternoon. Lovely stuff and there’s more … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Charley Crockett – Run Horse Run
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NEW MUSIC: Charley Crockett – Run Horse Run

Charley Crockett has released a beautiful new video, for the song ‘Run Horse Run’, from his forthcoming new LP Welcome To Hard Times – available July 31st 2020. “The video is part of a cinematic series of music videos, where Crockett plays the same lonesome character traveling through the American wilderness. This episode features Crockett … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Scurvylicious – Wiser
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NEW MUSIC: Scurvylicious – Wiser

The delightfully named Scurvylicious concoct a wonderfully vibrant sound on this new song ‘Wiser‘. The Melbourne band open the track with a slow, swaying jangly guitar sound – like an afterthought at the start of the song. Near the minute mark it kicks into first gear with prominent bass driving things along and the mantra … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Cowsuit – Six Years From Crying
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NEW MUSIC: Cowsuit – Six Years From Crying

Here’s a great, ramshackle country song that rolls along on the momentum of its melody, sung by a certain Evan Dando. As songwriter Nic Dalton explains, the song came about when ex Lemonheads bassist Jesse Peretz asked Dalton to compose a song for a short film of his. From one Lemonheads bassist to the next, … Continue reading

NEWS: Mitch Dean Releases New Album Holding Back The Levee
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NEWS: Mitch Dean Releases New Album Holding Back The Levee

Melbourne alt-country/Americana songwriter Mitch Dean released his debut solo album Holding Back The Levee last Friday. “I wanted to make something that sounded like all the albums I love to listen to. From Neil Young through to The Jayhawks.” Evocative storytelling, rich musicality and the heartfelt conveyance of human emotion. Those are some of the hallmarks … Continue reading

VIDEO: Dan Brodie – My Fallen Star
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VIDEO: Dan Brodie – My Fallen Star

Melbourne’s Dan Brodie has directed a clip for a new single from his fine 2019 album Funerária do Vale. This track has a gentle, meditative quality. Sombre and sad, it paints sweet and tragic moments, fragments of memories wrapped up in a poignant portrait. “You were impossible to possess, an aberration, an emptiness, our love … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Shattercones – Love On Repeat
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NEW MUSIC: Shattercones – Love On Repeat

We’ve always got a soft-spot for that point where country and folk meet slowcore. There are elements of that in ‘Love On Repeat’, the latest single from UK group Shattercones. The song comes from their EP Oppenheimer, which is out now. You can here the sound of acts like Tindersticks, albeit with a heavier gothic … Continue reading