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ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Shiflett – West Coast Town
Album Artwork / Album Reviews / alt.country / Americana / Country / Videos

ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Shiflett – West Coast Town

Chris Shiflett is a busy man, dividing himself between Foo Fighters duties, hosting his Walking The Floor podcast and working on his solo career. He’s increasingly immersed himself in country music and this, his third solo album, is his finest yet. He pulled together a master team including producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell), … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Justin Bernasconi
Americana / Bluegrass / Blues / Country / Folk / Interviews / Six Strings / Tour

SIX STRINGS: Justin Bernasconi

On May 19th, Justin Bernasconi releases Barefoot Wonderland, his second and fine new album of folk guitar music that explores bluegrass, country, the American Primitive style, folk and the blues. It’s a wonderful blend of English and American styles and a showcase for his exemplary playing – full of colour, control and tone, mixed with strong … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Jonny Fritz – Sweet Creep
Album Artwork / Album Reviews / Alt-Country / Americana / Videos

ALBUM REVIEW: Jonny Fritz – Sweet Creep

In the current country music world things can certainly get a tad over-earnest at times. A surefire antidote is Jonny Fritz. On Sweet Creep he’s recorded his finest record to date and found the perfect balance between heartache, humour, pathos and musicality. Produced my My Morning Jacket’s and with Joshua Hedley and Dawes’ Taylor and … Continue reading

PREMIERE: Lucy Roleff – Hotel Interstate (Video)
Folk / Videos

PREMIERE: Lucy Roleff – Hotel Interstate (Video)

The intensely mesmerising Lucy Roleff has released a clip for the beautiful, melodious song ‘Hotel Interstate’, taken from her 2016 album This Paradise. We love the album, saying in our review “This is a wondrous album of meditative and transportive folk music”. The video, directed by Alex Badham, depicts the Melbourne artist taking a sole-stroll … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling
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ALBUM REVIEW: Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling

Old 97’s return with their 11th studio album and it finds them in fine form. From the opening frantic rattle and strum of  ‘I Don’t Wanna Die In This Town’ they blast out the cobwebs and immediately re-establish their credentials as one of the pre-eminent alt-country bands – in the same echelon as The Jayhawks, … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Ryan Adams – Prisoner
Album Artwork / Album Reviews / Alt-Country / Americana / Rock / Videos

ALBUM REVIEW: Ryan Adams – Prisoner

Always one for following his own muse, impulses and stylistic influences, Ryan Adams cuts a wide path through contemporary rock ’n’ roll. Not content to be the poster boy for alt-country he’s increasingly explored hardcore, 80s MOR, metal and pop music and now on Prisoner he continues the sound of his previous self-titled album and … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Morrisons – The Morrisons
Album Artwork / Album Reviews / Bluegrass / Country / Folk

ALBUM REVIEW: The Morrisons – The Morrisons

A long-time fixture on the Sydney folk music scene, The Morrisons have finally released their debut album and it both cements their status as a highly accomplished group of players and highlights the strength of their songwriting. Jimmy Daley contributes most of the songs with James Morrison penning three, before they round out the album … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Aviary Presents: Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings
Album Artwork / Album Reviews / Alt-Country / Americana / Country / Stream

ALBUM REVIEW: The Aviary Presents: Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings

It’s an intriguing premise – gather a group of some of the finest singers, songwriters and players on the Melbourne alt-country scene and record them singing each other’s songs backed by a studio house band. That approach ensures continuity of style and feel from a musical perspective but there are still plenty of pleasant surprises … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: The Morrisons
Americana / Bluegrass / Folk / Interviews / Six Strings / Stream

SIX STRINGS: The Morrisons

It feels like the week of The Morrisons around here. With their new self-titled album garnering great reviews they’re back in Sydney for their album launch this Sunday night (March 12th) at Newtown Social Club with guests Andy Golledge Band and Women’s Auxiliary Choir plus I’ll be spinning folk and alt-country tunes between sets. In fact … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Liam Gerner and the Sunset Pushers – Huon Boathouse (official music video)
Americana / New Music / Videos

VIDEO PREMIERE: Liam Gerner and the Sunset Pushers – Huon Boathouse (official music video)

Liam Gerner has dug in deep on his new album Liam Gerner and the Sunset Pushers, stretching as a songwriter and a recording artist. There are widescreen heartland revelries amid contrasting songs built on tender subtleties and Gerner’s trademark emotive and passionate delivery. Here’s the new video clip, shot in Tasmania, for the single ‘Huon Boathouse’. It’s … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kasey Chambers – Dragonfly (plus giveaway!)
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ALBUM REVIEW: Kasey Chambers – Dragonfly (plus giveaway!)

Double albums certainly aren’t in vogue these days but Kasey Chambers, Australia’s queen of Americana music, isn’t one to shortchange her muse. Dragonfly covers two recording sessions, the first helmed by Paul Kelly and the second by brother Nash Chambers. The first disc covers a range of styles, from the throwaway ‘Talkin’ Baby Blues’ to … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Chris Shiflett – West Coast Town
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NEW MUSIC: Chris Shiflett – West Coast Town

Chris Shiflett’s main gig might be as guitarist for the Foo Fighters but he’s slowly but surely been establishing himself as a country musician with his band Dead Peasants and now his new Dave Cobb-produced solo LP West Coast Town, out on April 14th via SideOneDummy Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia. Rolling Stone has already said the new … Continue reading