NEW MUSIC: Beth Bombara – I Only Cry When I’m Alone / Upside Down
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NEW MUSIC: Beth Bombara – I Only Cry When I’m Alone / Upside Down

Recommended for fans of Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife, Ruby Boots, Frazey Ford, Lydia Loveless The perfect chorus, everybody’s chasing it and some people get damn close. On ‘I Only Cry When I’m Alone’, the first track on this video clip from Beth Bombara, the St Louis songwriter has found the absolute melodic sweet spot of … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Eilen Jewell – Gypsy
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ALBUM REVIEW: Eilen Jewell – Gypsy

Eilen Jewell Gypsy Signature Sounds There’s always the sense of an artist playing her own game when it comes to Eilen Jewell. She lets her muse dictate where she places her creative energy, whether that’s whole albums devoted to obscure blues or Loretta Lynn songs, providing backing vocals to other artists such as Pinto Bennett, … Continue reading

THE CRYIN’ PEDAL STEEL
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THE CRYIN’ PEDAL STEEL

The Cryin’ Pedal Steel You’d be hard pressed to find an instrument so intrinsically linked to the sound of country music as the pedal steel guitar. Acoustic guitars and fiddles are ubiquitous instruments that cross a number of genres but for the pedal steel, country music is its undeniable home. Developed from the lap-played Hawaiian … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS Q&A: Lozz Benson
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SIX STRINGS Q&A: Lozz Benson

Lozz Benson has gained a strong reputation as a musician in recent years, having toured as part of the Jon Butler Trio and played alongside Urthboy, Missy Higgins, Fanny Lumsden, Nathan Cavaleri and Tonight Alive. As a songwriter and singer, she has collaborated with Paul Kelly and Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil) but now she’s revealed her exciting new … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: David Place – Roundhouse Blues
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NEW MUSIC: David Place – Roundhouse Blues

There’s a nice bluesy and folkish soul groove to this track from David Place. He’s an Australian singer-songwriter based in Italy and this track brings to mind songwriters such as Jason Molina, Davey Craddock, Jo Meares and Perry Keyes with it’s stark and emotive treatment. The song comes from his 2019 album Rollercoaster, his third … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Copperline – Please Don’t Cry
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NEW MUSIC: Copperline – Please Don’t Cry

Sydney Americana quartet Copperline have a new single and video for their song ‘Please Don’t Cry’, one of our favourite tracks from their 2019 album Rusty Fords And Weatherboards. The song is a beautiful, shuffling country track that pulls on the heartstrings with some subtle, refined playing and Brad Christmas’ yearning vocal melodies. UPCOMING SHOWS … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: D.C Cross – Ecstatic Racquet
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ALBUM REVIEW: D.C Cross – Ecstatic Racquet

D.C CROSS ECSTATIC RACQUET No Drums Records D.C Cross is the latest chapter in the career of Darren Cross, he of Gerling fame and more recently as a solo artist and one half of the folk noir duo Jep and Dep. His solo albums have been sonically varied affairs with alt-country, folk, electronica and psychedelic … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Mon Coeur – Evergreen
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Mon Coeur – Evergreen

Melbourne songwriter Mon Coeur has unveiled a wonderful video (directed by Willy Pleasance) for her song ‘Evergreen’, taken from the EP Grief Journal which is out now. The song deals in autumnal colours where wistful melancholia drifts warmly from the speakers, enriched by her exceptional alto vocal melodies. There’s a strain of traditional English folk … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Tami Neilson
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INTERVIEW: Tami Neilson

THE LIFE OF A BIG BOSS MAMA The Australian market is becoming more of a priority for Tami Neilson, she’s was recently here in May for the Blues On Broadbeach Music Festival and now she’s set to return for the Dashville Skyline and Out On The Weekend festivals. Chris Familton gets the lowdown on all the … Continue reading

PREMIERE: Danny Walsh Banned – Old Disco
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PREMIERE: Danny Walsh Banned – Old Disco

  Melbournians Danny Walsh Banned have today revealed the video clip for their brand new single ‘Old Disco’, a old-time, cosmic and alt-country blend that swings and sways on the back of some beautiful pedal steel and fiddle (Chris Altmann and Kat Mear of Cash Savage &The Last Drinks). There’s a really nice weary/melancholic undercurrent to … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains
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ALBUM REVIEW: Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains

Purple Mountains Purple Mountains Drag City / Spunk When indie rock and Americana music crossed paths and found common ground in the 90s, a group of songwriters emerged who shaped exquisite songs from literate, clever, dark and humorous poetry – blending it with electric and acoustic instrumentation. It was a new kind of country rock and … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Jeremie Albino – Hard Time
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NEW MUSIC: Jeremie Albino – Hard Time

Hard grooves aplenty on this Americana soul track, the title cut from Toronto native Jeremie Albino‘s debut album Hard Time, out August 9th. It’s a more polished and more tightly produced sound than another of our current favourites, Charley Crockett. Albino has a folk voice but he’s doing some interesting things by placing it in … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Tyler Childers – All Your’n
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NEW MUSIC: Tyler Childers – All Your’n

From Tyler Childers‘ forthcoming new album Country Squire, produced by Sturgill Simpson, here’s a new track ‘All Your’n’. Great sound on this song, reminiscent of The Band. It’s a lusher, more country soul sound than much of his last LP Purgatory. Below you can also check out the first single from the album, ‘House Fire’. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Jacob Faurholt – The Dark Isn’t Right
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NEW MUSIC: Jacob Faurholt – The Dark Isn’t Right

Stepping out of the haunting shadows of the likes of Songs:Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co, and Sparklehorse, Danish songwriter Jacob Faurholt delivers on this new track that combines lilting, swaying pedal steel with dark and melancholic folk music. The song comes from the upcoming album Shake Off The Fear, due for release on September 6th. Faurholt … Continue reading