ALBUM REVIEW: Katie Brianna – This Way Or Some Other
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ALBUM REVIEW: Katie Brianna – This Way Or Some Other

Sydney singer-songwriter Katie Brianna has already had a fascinating musical journey, from Paul Kelly and Tamworth approved teenager to one of the most riveting and melancholically melodic vocalists on the local Americana scene. Now with three solo albums to her name, her latest, This Way Or Some Other, is hands-down her finest work.  Brianna’s previous … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Aaron Ross & The Peach Leaves – Catch A Glimpse
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NEW MUSIC: Aaron Ross & The Peach Leaves – Catch A Glimpse

What do you get when you cross T-Rex with Wilco and The Rolling Stones? Something akin to the soaring country rock of ‘Catch A Glimpse’, the new single from Aaron Ross & The Peach Leaves. Ross was a member of math rock band Hella (with Zach Hill of Deathgrips and Spencer Seim of sBACH and … Continue reading

NEWS: David Ferguson steps out of the producer chair for his solo LP
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NEWS: David Ferguson steps out of the producer chair for his solo LP

For fans of John Prine, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Townes Van Zandt; Album out Sept. 3rd via Fat Possum Records “The Ferg is a bonafide card-carrying legendary hillbilly genius, and when he talks you better shut up and listen.” -Sturgill Simpson A Grammy Award-winning recording engineer, studio owner, video game soundtrack composer, and collaborator with … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Pawns or Kings – No Way Home (Where Did I Go Wrong)
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NEW MUSIC: Pawns or Kings – No Way Home (Where Did I Go Wrong)

I love the laidback, lilting melodic sway of this slice of mellow honky tonk flavoured country-folk from Ozark Mountains group Pawns or Kings. The song has a touch of Townes and Blaze Foley about it too. Above all it’s the sweet vocal hooks of ‘No Way Home…’ that work their way deep into your short … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Georgia State Line – Every Time
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NEW MUSIC: Georgia State Line – Every Time

There’s a heavy, dreamy ambient country intro to this brand new single from Georgia State Line. That evocative beginning gives way to urgent acoustic guitar and upbeat drums, perfectly countered by the devastating heartache of Georgia Delves‘ voice. Streaked in melancholy and yearning, it’s the centrepiece of the song and an impressive first taste of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Ruby Gilbert – No Vacancy
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NEW MUSIC: Ruby Gilbert – No Vacancy

Ruby Gilbert recently released her new single ‘No Vacancy’, a song that nestles beautifully between dreamy country and a more soulful, vintage Americana sound with electric slide guitar and trumpet. Noir aesthetics of bruised romance and helplessness run through the song. “’No Vacancy’ is about the early stages of a romance and the inevitability of … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Katie Brianna – Running Disaster
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Katie Brianna – Running Disaster

Following the highly successful launch of her new album This Way Or Some Other, Katie Brianna and Stanley Records have released the video clip for the new single ‘Running Disaster’ which is released digitally tomorrow (May 7th). It’s a song that perfectly combines Brianna’s effortless way with a sublime melody and the way she complements … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: John Murry – Oscar Wilde (Came Here To Make Fun Of You) / Ones & Zeros
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NEW MUSIC: John Murry – Oscar Wilde (Came Here To Make Fun Of You) / Ones & Zeros

I’ve been a fan of John Murry since I saw him play here in Sydney and was taken by his wonderful 2013 album The Graceless Age. He’s certainly had his trials and tribulations and he ended up living in Ireland where he’s continued to work at his craft and periodically release new material. Now, in … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts – Drinkin’ Lots Of Wine
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NEW MUSIC: Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts – Drinkin’ Lots Of Wine

Fans of James Ellis & The Jealous Guys, Charley Crockett, Dale Watson and Michael Carpenter & The Banks Brothers will dig the top-notch playing and honky tonk sound on this new Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts single from their forthcoming new LP Honky Tonkin’ Beauty Supreme available June 11th 2021. Cory and the band … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Natalie Henry – Weed, Wine and Women
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Natalie Henry – Weed, Wine and Women

Natalie Henry returns with a brand new single that touts some of life’s essentials… ‘Weed, Wine and Women’. With a sweet and sassy, honky-tonk saloon swing the song hits one hell of a great 70s country vibe. It’s a tongue- in-cheek song that possesses a standard of songwriting that the likes of Nikki Lane, Jaime … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: CHILLEMI – Neon Bride
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NEW MUSIC: CHILLEMI – Neon Bride

Things are getting shadowy and noir with this dark and moody single from the LA-based artists CHILLEMI. There’s a very cool ghostly shimmer and a gothic twang to the song and given that stylised sound, it makes sense that there’s a Twin Peaks connection with the video clip starring Giselle DaMier, best known for her … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Elizabeth King – Living In The Last Days
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NEW MUSIC: Elizabeth King – Living In The Last Days

Produced by Fat Possum Records’ Bruce Watson, this is a pretty irresistible slice of upbeat sacred soul from the 77 year old Memphis soul gospel queen Elizabeth King, who released her first single back in 1970. ‘Living In the Last Days’ is the title track to her debut album on the Memphis imprint Bible and … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Charley Crockett – Midnight Run
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NEW MUSIC: Charley Crockett – Midnight Run

Charley Crockett has released a clip from his recently released Lil’ G.L. Presents: 10 For Slim Charley Crockett Sings James Hand, a tribute to the Texas country/honky tonk artist James Hand who died last year. Crockett says of Hand “I felt like James Hand was the greatest living country singer in the old-school style, somewhere … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Freya Josephine Hollick – The Real World
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NEW MUSIC: Freya Josephine Hollick – The Real World

In a world turned upside down by the pandemic, Freya Josephine Hollick releases her new single as she moves ever closer to releasing her new album, recorded over in the US with Lucinda Williams’ band Buick 6. ‘The Real World’, soaked in lush and cosmic pedal steel is a touching and emotive paean to the … Continue reading