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ALBUM REVIEW: John Moreland – LP5
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ALBUM REVIEW: John Moreland – LP5

John Moreland LP5 Old Omens/Thirty Tigers John Moreland is a master of melancholy, a chronicler of the downhearted and down on their luck, with his weathered and worn ache of a voice. He has a knack for delivering maximum emotional impact from minimal window dressing in his songs and he’s as much a soul singer … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Tami Neilson – Chickaboom!
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ALBUM REVIEW: Tami Neilson – Chickaboom!

Tami Neilson Chickaboom! Outside Music/Neilson Records On her latest album, Canadian-Kiwi Tami Neilson strips things right back to the core essence of song, rhythm and particularly a spotlight on her exceptional voice. Her focus was to record the songs as they would sound on stage, as performed by a three-piece band – her current preference … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes – Not Your Average Country Band
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ALBUM REVIEW: Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes – Not Your Average Country Band

Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes Not Your Average Country Band Stanley Records It’s been six years since Sydney songwriter Dave Favours released his solo album Wet Suburban Sunday, but he’s spent those years building up the roster on his label Stanley Records, releasing the Australian alt-country compilation Take Me To Town and honing the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Grey River & The Smoky Mountain – Lay With Me / William The Deceiver
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NEW MUSIC: Grey River & The Smoky Mountain – Lay With Me / William The Deceiver

Today we’re featuring two new songs from Grey River & The Smoky Mountain, a folk group from Athens, Greece. Both tracks showcase the sensitivity with which they approach their music. The soulful vocal and the sparse instrumentation. There’s a bluesy country quality to their sound too, with shades of a darker gothic delivery. Both songs … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Uncle Sinner – Creation Myth
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NEW MUSIC: Uncle Sinner – Creation Myth

Uncle Sinner released his new album Trouble Of The World in March and one of the highlights from it is this piece of raw folk blues in ‘Creation Myth’. A gravelly voice, primitive stomping percussion and rolling metallic banjo string plucking are the foundations for the song that takes off into a heady, psychedelic banjo … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Zach Aaron – Animal Of Burden / Southeast Texas Trinity River Bottom Blues
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NEW MUSIC: Zach Aaron – Animal Of Burden / Southeast Texas Trinity River Bottom Blues

Great lyrics and delivery on these recent new releases from Texan Zach Aaron. There’s some Guthrie and Dylan in the mix, and a countrified blues sound that reminds me of a cross between Townes Van Zandt and a contemporary in Leo Rondeau – with his laidback style. The songs come from Aaron’s third studio album Fill … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Brent Amaker DeathSquad – Hello
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NEW MUSIC: Brent Amaker DeathSquad – Hello

Johnny Cash meets Orville Peck Deadpan kitsch country noir is the order of the day from Brent Amaker DeathSquad. ‘Hello‘ a slice of self-proclaimed western performance art from Amaker who has previously released music as Brent Amaker and The Rodeo (five albums in six years). ‘Hello’ is the title track from the group’s new album, … Continue reading