INTERVIEW: Marlon Williams
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INTERVIEW: Marlon Williams

His debut album heralded the arrival of a timeless and exciting new country and folk voice, yet for Marlon Williams he’s only just starting to realise his songwriting ambitions with the baroque pop sound of his new album Make Way For Love. Down the phone line from New Zealand, Marlon Williams has just landed at … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Ruby Boots Releases New Single ‘Believe In Heaven’
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NEW MUSIC: Ruby Boots Releases New Single ‘Believe In Heaven’

  Ruby Boots today releases her new single ‘Believe In Heaven’, ahead of her imminent return for three full band shows in Australia (see tour poster below). Bex says, “This song is about desire, so I wanted to create a world of what I thought my desire would look like at the time when I … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Ross Cooper – I Rode The Wild Horses
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ALBUM REVIEW: Ross Cooper – I Rode The Wild Horses

On first listen to Ross Cooper’s third full length, I Rode The Wild Horses, you’d be excused for mistaking the subject matter as just another songwriter assuming the role of cowboy. However a little research reveals the Texan native is in fact a cowboy assuming the role of writer. Born and raised into rodeo, Cooper’s … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Pony Face – Justine
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Pony Face – Justine

Melbourne quartet Pony Face have released their new single ‘Justine’, taken from their 2017 LP Deja Vu. The album drew strong reviews and found them digging deeper into their mix of brooding rock, alt-country and gothic psychedelia. ‘Justine’ finds its groove and holds it with a steady tension over four minutes. It’s all about restraint, … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lindi Ortega – Liberty (2018)
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ALBUM REVIEW: Lindi Ortega – Liberty (2018)

A couple of years ago, with little money in her bank account, approaching 40 and feeling burnt out, Lindi Ortega contemplated giving music up but instead she left her label, management and agent, got engaged and left Nashville and moved to Calgary. That led to the release of her EP Til The Goin’ Gets Gone … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben Mastwyk – This Country
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben Mastwyk – This Country

Ben Mastwyk is currently a busy gent with a run of interstate shows with Luke Elliot (USA) and today he’s sent the video clip for new single ‘This Country’ out into the world. It’s a great horn-led slice of honky tonk and country groove, matched by an equally fine video complete with gold satin jackets, … Continue reading

NEWS: Kasey Chambers Announces New Album ‘Campfire’
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NEWS: Kasey Chambers Announces New Album ‘Campfire’

Kasey Chambers has followed up last year’s Dragonfly double album with a new band, The Campfire Disciples, and their new album Campfire. Due out on April 27th, the album represents the connection she’s had to different lands and cultures throughout her life, and drawing from the regions that have influenced her the most – Australia, Africa, … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Not Good With Horses – What’s Done Is Done
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NEW MUSIC: Not Good With Horses – What’s Done Is Done

It’s been a long time coming but Sydney band Not Good With Horses are set to release their debut album Faultlines on March 29th, via Compadre Music Co. They’ve just released the video for the second single “What’s Done Is Done’, a smouldering, snaking groove, richly ornamented with some subtle and evocative guitar interplay and … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Emma Swift & Pony Boy cover Neil Young
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NEW MUSIC: Emma Swift & Pony Boy cover Neil Young

Emma Swift has joined forces with fellow Nashville songwriter Pony Boy (Marchelle Bradanini) for a split digital single release of Neil Young covers. Out on the Cosmic Thug Records label (Feb 28th), the songs were recorded to tape in Nashville and produced by Adam Landry and Justin Collins. “When Marchelle and I first became friends, we … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Suicide Swans – Augusta
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ALBUM REVIEW: Suicide Swans – Augusta

When Kyle Jenkins sings ‘I fell in love with your methadone eyes, upon the ground where we lied’, it gives you an idea of the territory that Suicide Swans are operating in – warts and all human emotion and experience. It’s tempered with a sympathetic and empathetic casting of Augusta’s characters and presented in a … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Ruby Boots – Don’t Talk About It
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ALBUM REVIEW: Ruby Boots – Don’t Talk About It

Since her 2014 debut album Solitude, Ruby Boots (Bex Chilcott) received the Australian Government’s Council for the Arts’ Nashville Songwriter Residency grant, packed up her belongings, headed to the USA, wrote her new album and recorded with the Texas Gentlemen as her backing band. Don’t Talk About It is a leap forward for Chilcott, both … Continue reading

NEWS: Josh T. Pearson announces new LP ‘The Straight Hits!’
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NEWS: Josh T. Pearson announces new LP ‘The Straight Hits!’

The enigma that is Josh T. Pearson first made his name at the helm of the epic and apocalyptic post-rock trio Lift To Experience (The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads). Following the band’s dissolution he went solo, releasing the intense Last Of The Country Gentlemen in 2011. Now, after reuniting with LTE and playing a handful of shows, … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Fanny Lumsden – Real Class Act
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ALBUM REVIEW: Fanny Lumsden – Real Class Act

Fanny Lumsden continues to go from strength to strength, building her fiercely independent brand of autobiographical country and folk music. Playing country hall shows, living and traveling in a caravan and covering all corners of Australia, she’s living as boldly as she’s working hard and this album, her second full-length, finds her documenting those adventures … Continue reading

VIDEO: Suicide Swans – Yearling
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VIDEO: Suicide Swans – Yearling

Suicide Swans released one of our favourite alt-country albums of 2017 and now they’ve released a clip for one Augusta’s many highlights – ‘Yearling’. You can read a review of the album in the current Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Rhythms magazine. ‘Yearling’ explores the confusion, isolation and pain that can come with finding your way … Continue reading