PREMIERE: Lucy Roleff – Hotel Interstate (Video)
Folk / Videos

PREMIERE: Lucy Roleff – Hotel Interstate (Video)

The intensely mesmerising Lucy Roleff has released a clip for the beautiful, melodious song ‘Hotel Interstate’, taken from her 2016 album This Paradise. We love the album, saying in our review “This is a wondrous album of meditative and transportive folk music”. The video, directed by Alex Badham, depicts the Melbourne artist taking a sole-stroll … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Ryan Adams – Prisoner
Album Artwork / Album Reviews / Alt-Country / Americana / Rock / Videos

ALBUM REVIEW: Ryan Adams – Prisoner

Always one for following his own muse, impulses and stylistic influences, Ryan Adams cuts a wide path through contemporary rock ’n’ roll. Not content to be the poster boy for alt-country he’s increasingly explored hardcore, 80s MOR, metal and pop music and now on Prisoner he continues the sound of his previous self-titled album and … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Liam Gerner and the Sunset Pushers – Huon Boathouse (official music video)
Americana / New Music / Videos

VIDEO PREMIERE: Liam Gerner and the Sunset Pushers – Huon Boathouse (official music video)

Liam Gerner has dug in deep on his new album Liam Gerner and the Sunset Pushers, stretching as a songwriter and a recording artist. There are widescreen heartland revelries amid contrasting songs built on tender subtleties and Gerner’s trademark emotive and passionate delivery. Here’s the new video clip, shot in Tasmania, for the single ‘Huon Boathouse’. It’s … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kasey Chambers – Dragonfly (plus giveaway!)
Album Reviews / Americana / Bluegrass / Blues / Country / Videos

ALBUM REVIEW: Kasey Chambers – Dragonfly (plus giveaway!)

Double albums certainly aren’t in vogue these days but Kasey Chambers, Australia’s queen of Americana music, isn’t one to shortchange her muse. Dragonfly covers two recording sessions, the first helmed by Paul Kelly and the second by brother Nash Chambers. The first disc covers a range of styles, from the throwaway ‘Talkin’ Baby Blues’ to … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Chris Shiflett – West Coast Town
Alt-Country / Americana / Country / New Music / Videos

NEW MUSIC: Chris Shiflett – West Coast Town

Chris Shiflett’s main gig might be as guitarist for the Foo Fighters but he’s slowly but surely been establishing himself as a country musician with his band Dead Peasants and now his new Dave Cobb-produced solo LP West Coast Town, out on April 14th via SideOneDummy Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia. Rolling Stone has already said the new … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Aldous Harding – Horizon
Folk / Freak Folk / New Music / Videos

NEW MUSIC: Aldous Harding – Horizon

Aldous Harding blew many people’s minds with her debut, self-titled  LP three years ago. Since then she’s been keeping busy with plenty of live shows and more recently, completing the recording of its follow-up, Party. It was recorded by PJ Harvey’s right-hand man John Parish and the first single is the dramatic Horizon. It’s a … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Devendra Banhart – Ape In Pink Marble
Album Artwork / Album Reviews / Folk / Freak Folk / Videos

ALBUM REVIEW: Devendra Banhart – Ape In Pink Marble

A decade ago, Devendra Banhart was the poster child for the American acid-folk movement that rose out of a close-knit community. As with all scenes, the different members went on to pursue their muses into contrasting and varied territory with Banhart continuing to explore eccentric song form. At first he took it into a more … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Hurray For The Riff Raff Announce New LP
Album Artwork / Americana / New Music / News / Videos

NEW MUSIC: Hurray For The Riff Raff Announce New LP

Alynda Segarra returns with her band Hurray For The Riff Raff and their new album The Navigator, on March 10th 2017. The Navigator tells an interwoven, cinematic story of a wandering soul at a crossroads of identity and ancestral weight. It finds a street kid named Navita traversing a perpetually burning city in search of herself and was … Continue reading

Favourite Songs of Heartache: Jen Mize & Darren Cross
alt.country / Americana / Blues / Folk / Videos

Favourite Songs of Heartache: Jen Mize & Darren Cross

This Sunday, Dec 4th is the final Heartbreaker Sessions for 2016 (we’ll be back early in 2017) so we’re hoping that plenty of alt-country and folk lovin’ types will come down to The Bearded Tit in Redfern, Sydney for live sets from Darren Cross and Jen Mize plus the usual cosmic country, troubadour picking, folk … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Album Artwork / Album Reviews / Folk / Jazz / Soul / Videos

ALBUM REVIEW: Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker

In the pantheon of modern songwriters only a few explore the dark corners of the heart and soul with such poetry, precision and weight as Leonard Cohen. He’s in that revered group alongside Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and increasingly, Nick Cave. Now 82, Cohen sees the end in sight, the curtains closing on a storied … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Nikki Lane – Highway Queen
Album Artwork / Alt-Country / alt.country / Americana / Country / New Music / Videos

NEW MUSIC: Nikki Lane – Highway Queen

Nikki Lane has been hard at work over the past couple of years, writing and recording the follow-up to her successful 2014 album All Or Nothin‘. The first single to be released from the new LP (due out via New West Records on Feb 17th ) is the title track ‘Highway Queen’. Preorders with all manner … Continue reading

NEWS: Liam Gerner Announces New Single & Tour
Alt-Country / News / Rock / Tour / Tour News / Videos

NEWS: Liam Gerner Announces New Single & Tour

Liam Gerner has settled back into Melbourne after ten years based overseas and amid near-constant touring he’s recorded a new album with his band (The Sunset Pushers) that includes Shane Reilly from Lost Ragas. The self-titled LP (due out in Feb 2016) was recorded in three days in both Melbourne by Roger Bergodaz and in the USA at … Continue reading