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NEW MUSIC: Anna Smyrk – Alight
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NEW MUSIC: Anna Smyrk – Alight

Anna Smyrk shot the video clip for new single ‘Alight’ in an abandoned mansion over in Tagaytay, Philippines and the setting is a wonderful match for her music which resides in lush surrounds where historical folk music tropes filter through traditional instrumentation yet the song still sounds contemporary with her weightless vocal and some sublime … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Steve Gunn, Tiny Ruins, Andrew Tuttle @ Red Rattler, Sydney
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LIVE REVIEW: Steve Gunn, Tiny Ruins, Andrew Tuttle @ Red Rattler, Sydney

Tiny Ruins, Steve Gunn, Andrew Tuttle Red Rattler, Marrickville NSW November 24th, 2019 In the open warehouse space with its concrete floors, acoustic guitar strings ring out in fingerpicked melodies, notes woven together in a mantra-like fashion and underpinned by an ambient and vaguely disorientating bed of digital sound and field recordings. Andrew Tuttle sits … Continue reading

SOUNDS OF THE SILVER SCREEN: Country & folk music in film
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SOUNDS OF THE SILVER SCREEN: Country & folk music in film

Sounds Of The Silver Screen Soundtracks always play a crucial part in establishing mood, location and emotion in film, and country and folk music is purpose-built for filling that role – whether it’s adding colour to a bar-room brawl, chronicling broken hearts or conveying the power and fragility of nature and the great outdoors. The golden … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Dan Brodie – When We Turn To Dust
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Dan Brodie – When We Turn To Dust

Dan Brodie has made a foray into directing his own video clip for ‘When We Turn To Dust’, one of the many highlights from his new album Funerária Do Vale. Joined by Chris Brodie on guitar and the mysterious Danielle Golding on vocals, the video was shot in one night at Body Electric Dance Studios in … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Charm of Finches – Lies
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Charm of Finches – Lies

PTW is very pleased to present the brand new single and video clip for Charm Of Finches‘ ‘Lies‘, taken from the forthcoming album Your Company (Nov 27th), recorded with acclaimed producer Nick Huggins (Jen Cloher, Bonnie “Prince’ Billy, Laura Imbruglia). On the new single, the Melbourne sister chamber folk duo (Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes), who … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Hayes Peebles – Riddle Me
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NEW MUSIC: Hayes Peebles – Riddle Me

New York native and now Nashville resident Hayes Peebles is on a roll with this current run of singles. We recently posted the fine ‘Riding High’ and now he’s backed that up with the widescreen and effortlessly catchy ‘Riddle Me’ that sounds like Ron Sexsmith on a euphoric country rock bender. The song was sparked … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Cave Flowers – Best Lonesome Friend
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NEW MUSIC: Cave Flowers – Best Lonesome Friend

Cave Flowers nail that freewheeling’ guitar sound we love so much. Gritty country and grainy rock ‘n’ roll mixed and agitated into one rambling groove. Top vocal sound from Andy McAllister too. It all adds up to a glorious Rolling Stones meets Drive-By Truckers and Lucero sound. Originally from Seattle, McAllister released three albums with his … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Ben Mitchell – You Can’t Fight That
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NEW MUSIC: Ben Mitchell – You Can’t Fight That

A swampy shimmer underlies acoustic guitar and the wonderful voice of Ben Mitchell as he sings of ignoring the things you can’t control in life and giving into the flow and destiny of existence. It’s a simple song musically – and I mean that in the best possible way. The elements are all there, reduced … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Lawrie Duckworth – The Devil In Me
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NEW MUSIC: Lawrie Duckworth – The Devil In Me

Today we give you the recent single from British songwriter Lawrie Duckworth. You wouldn’t necessarily pick him as hailing from that side of the Atlantic, given the swampy blues noir vibe that emanates from this track. Dig a bit deeper though and you can hear a surf tinge and a distant nod to The Shadows. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: John Salaway – It’s All In Your Mind
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NEW MUSIC: John Salaway – It’s All In Your Mind

Some songs float along with a weightlessness, a gentle tangle and flow that sounds elevated, lightheaded and dreamy. John Salaway‘s ‘It’s All In Your Mind’ is one of those ones. With the sound of CSN deeply embedded in its DNA, the song rides linear and rhythmic, finger-picked acoustic guitar and some evocative strings. The Beatles … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Shelley’s Murder Boys – Float Me Out
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NEW MUSIC: Shelley’s Murder Boys – Float Me Out

“We are just a simple devil-lovin family that play bluegrass and folk tunes about the hills and rivers we’ve roamed, the things we’ve seen and the stories we’ve been told.” Sydney folk and bluegrass trio Shelley’s Murder Boys have recently released their brand new album Above Is A Roar and one of its standout tracks is … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Last Chance Family Band – This Is Where It All Falls Apart
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NEW MUSIC: Last Chance Family Band – This Is Where It All Falls Apart

Last Chance Family Band hit the highway on their new track, a ripping roots-rock excursion that finds a boogie groove and drives it home with some great vocal harmonies. Top stuff with its blend of loose limbed, late night rock n roll and country chooglin’. The band hails from Seattle and is comprised of brothers … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys – Make You Feel Blue
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NEW MUSIC: Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys – Make You Feel Blue

It’s been a long time coming but man it’s worth it to have this brand new single from Sydney songwriter Caitlin Harnett. ‘Make You Feel Blue’ comes from her new album, set for release in the new year. It’ll be her second full-length, the first featuring her band The Pony Boys. The single is a … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Max And The Martians – Please Hold On
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NEW MUSIC: Max And The Martians – Please Hold On

I love the laziness of this song. The way it gently unfurls and spreads itself across the speakers. It has that jangly 90s slacker aesthetic, wrapped up in a late afternoon, sunburnt afternoon kind of country vibe. Max and the Martians hail from New Orleans and are based around songwriter Max Bien-Kahn. ‘Please Hold On’ … Continue reading