NEW MUSIC: John Dear – Drugstore Cowboy
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NEW MUSIC: John Dear – Drugstore Cowboy

Something a bit different today, this track ‘Drugstore Cowboy’ from Swiss duo John Dear and drummer Alma June. It’s a howling stomper, a mix of the urban angst and hollering backwoods blues. There are shades of The Black Keys in their sound which isn’t afraid to get noisey and raucous with heavily reverted guitars and … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Black Belt Eagle Scout – Indians Never Die
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NEW MUSIC: Black Belt Eagle Scout – Indians Never Die

Here’s a new video clip for the track ‘Indians Never Die’, from Black Belt Eagle Scout, the name that Katherine Paul records under. She hails from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in what is now known as Washington State and this song comes from her debut LP Mother Of My Children which was released in September … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: Watling & Bates – In The Dead Of Night
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NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: Watling & Bates – In The Dead Of Night

Watling & Bates are Kym Watling and Geoffrey Bates, songwriters from Unumgar, on the western edge of the Northern Rivers of NSW. This new song of theirs grabbed our attention with its blend of bush ballad and gothic country – all shimmering notes, a slow noir crawl and story of a mysterious disappearance of a … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Boo Ray – Gone Back Down To Georgia
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NEW MUSIC: Boo Ray – Gone Back Down To Georgia

Soul music is an integral part of what we call Americana music. Just one of the many elements that make up that sound. Boo Ray incorporates it wonderfully on this new single that has one hell of a catchy chorus, complete with horns and soul-dripping harmonies. It’s country music but it rocks and swings like … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Magpie Diaries – Sanctuary
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ALBUM REVIEW: Magpie Diaries – Sanctuary

As well as working tirelessly putting together festivals such as The Gum Ball and Dashville Skyline on his family property in the Hunter Valley of NSW, Matt ‘Magpie’ Johnson also finds time to write music with Magpie Diaries. Sanctuary is their debut album and finds them inhabiting a sweet spot right at the nexus of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Okey Dokey & Liz Cooper – Winnebago
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NEW MUSIC: Okey Dokey & Liz Cooper – Winnebago

The US might be deep in the throes of winter but down here in the Southern Hemisphere it’s hot, damn hot – and this track suits the weather just right. A warm, bucolic country soul tune that rolls and rambles along beautifully. Okey Dokey hail from Nashville and they teamed up with psych-soul singer Liz … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band – Quoting Sagan
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NEW MUSIC: James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band – Quoting Sagan

Here’s a great new (to us) voice – the six-piece James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band. Elements of folk rock, soul and country collide in this song that tumbles into a fine chorus before drifting back out into more reflective verses and shades of The Felice Brothers. The Glaswegian band released their second album High … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Jo Meares
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INTERVIEW: Jo Meares

TALES FROM TWO CITIES Jo Meares reveals the complicated process of recording his new album and how he learnt to embrace his own voice.  By Chris Familton Over a series of albums, Jo Meares has slowly whittled away at his craft of songwriting and the delicate placement of those songs on atmospheric musical canvases. Dark … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Savannah Conley – Same Old Eyes
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NEW MUSIC: Savannah Conley – Same Old Eyes

Savannah Conley has been getting a bit of attention of late, with her torch-song country soul sound. She’s got one of those voices that dances on melodies while searching the bottom of a whisky glass. ‘Same Old Eyes’, from her EP Twenty-Twenty, rides on a slow and lonely backbeat and shimmering guitars. Lovely stuff. If … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Rich Webb – Stoner
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NEW MUSIC: Rich Webb – Stoner

This track caught our ear with its noir verses and power pop on codeine chorus. It’s lush and swooning in the way it glides and soars at different times. Rich Webb hails from Melbourne and Stoner’ comes from his album Le Rayon Vert which you can check out on Spotify and purchase via his website. … Continue reading