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ALBUM REVIEW: Ian Noe – River Fools & Mountain Saints
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ALBUM REVIEW: Ian Noe – River Fools & Mountain Saints

IAN NOE RIVER FOOLS & MOUNTAIN SAINTS THIRTY TIGERS / COOKING VINYL AUSTRALIA Ian Noe’s debut of 2019 was one of those albums hit the radar of music enthusiasts and spread organically like wildfire. Richly imbued with the spirit and craft of folk and country songwriting it marked the arrival of a new and exciting … Continue reading

EMILY FAIRLIGHT & THE SHIFTING SANDS EMBRACE A RAW AND EMOTIVE SWAY ON ‘HEAD ABOVE’
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EMILY FAIRLIGHT & THE SHIFTING SANDS EMBRACE A RAW AND EMOTIVE SWAY ON ‘HEAD ABOVE’

Emily Fairlight and Mike McLeod of The Shifting Sands blend their guitars and voices in a gloriously intertwined wash of sound on ‘Head Above’, the first single from their forthcoming collaborative LP Sun Casts A Shadow, out now via Fishrider Records. There are some wonderful stripped-back folk and alt-country qualities to the song as the … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Ernest Aines – Yellowstone
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Ernest Aines – Yellowstone

We’ve had some great new songs and videos to premiere of late and that continues today with the clip for ‘Yellowstone’, the excellent new single from Ernest Aines. Aines is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne who released his first EP, Already Found, in 2019 before extensively touring the USA, Japan, Canada, Germany and Brazil and writing … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Hillsborough – Comin’ Back For You
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Hillsborough – Comin’ Back For You

Meanjin/Brisbane duo Hillsborough back up their excellent 2022 single ‘Trouble Finds Its Way’ with another freewheeling gem in ‘Comin’ Back For You‘. Electricity and twang rattle and roll their way through the song as Phil Usher and Beata Maglai hitch a grainy black and white ride on a train. The film stock perfectly suits the … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Jen Mize & The Rough N’ Tumble – Elevator Ride
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Jen Mize & The Rough N’ Tumble – Elevator Ride

Jen Mize & The Rough N’ Tumble released their debut single ‘Elevator Ride‘ (AMRAP charts #1) a few weeks ago and now we’re very pleased to be able to premiere the video clip for the song, directed by Ashley Rees. A songwriting collaboration at a songwriting retreat between Jen Mize and Jeremy Edwards kick-started this … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Joyce Prescher – Sleep Now
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Joyce Prescher – Sleep Now

A haunting and delicate refrain signals the intro to Joyce Prescher‘s beautiful new single ‘Sleep Now’. Augmented by austere fingerpicked guitar, haunting cello and softly shuffling drums, Prescher sings of dreams, night and sleep as she explores the question “How much of yourself should you lose for someone else?” There’s a half-awake quality to the … Continue reading

Perth’s Mama Red & The Dark Blues ‘Going Down in Flames’ in fine fashion on their new single
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Perth’s Mama Red & The Dark Blues ‘Going Down in Flames’ in fine fashion on their new single

Super sweet harmonies and vocal melodies on this new single from eight-piece Perth group Mama Red & The Dark Blues. ‘Going Down in Flames’ rides a light and rolling groove – propulsive with a gently hypnotic quality. The vocals are the drawcard, recalling the 1970s golden age of pop-laced country, but don’t underestimate the fine … Continue reading

THE HERMIT WEAVE SOME ENGLISH FOLK MAGIC ON ‘SARAH WEARS HER PAINTED HAIR’
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THE HERMIT WEAVE SOME ENGLISH FOLK MAGIC ON ‘SARAH WEARS HER PAINTED HAIR’

Hailing from Liverpool England, the folk trio The Hermit reimagine traditional Irish tunes and Old English ballads alongside their own compositions with a thread of improvisation running through the music. Across six minutes on ‘Sarah wears her painted hair’, Charlie, Lynny and Michael take a languid and exploratory journey through hypnotic and lightly psychedelic folk. … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Orville Peck – Bronco
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ALBUM REVIEW: Orville Peck – Bronco

ORVILLE PECK BRONCO COLUMBIA / SONY MUSIC From the heralded release of his debut album Pony in 2019, through a pandemic, fashion shoots and onto a major label deal with Columbia, Orville Peck’s ascent has been a meteoric one. He’s skilfully navigated the worlds of Americana, country and pop to create a unique modern day … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Andy Golledge – Strength Of A Queen
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ALBUM REVIEW: Andy Golledge – Strength Of A Queen

ANDY GOLLEDGE STRENGTH OF A QUEEN I OH YOU If you’re looking for an early contender for Australian Americana album of the year then you’re reading the right review. Andy Golledge has been a mainstay of the local scene in Sydney for at least half a dozen years now. He’s a lynchpin of sorts with … Continue reading

TRACK BY TRACK: LUCY ROLEFF & LEHMANN B. SMITH GO DEEP ON THEIR NEW ALBUM DARK GREEN
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TRACK BY TRACK: LUCY ROLEFF & LEHMANN B. SMITH GO DEEP ON THEIR NEW ALBUM DARK GREEN

Lucy Roleff and Lehmann B. Smith spent the last two years conceptualising, writing and recording their new collaborative album Dark Green at a remote retreat on the Grand Ocean Road. For fans of Grizzly Bear, late-period Talk Talk, Nick Drake, Nadia Reid, Tiny Ruins and Kelly Dance. Both musicians have enjoyed critically acclaimed and wide … Continue reading

TEDDY AND THE ROUGH RIDERS HONOUR LITTLE RICHARD ON NEW SINGLE
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TEDDY AND THE ROUGH RIDERS HONOUR LITTLE RICHARD ON NEW SINGLE

If you’re a fan of classic melodic country/folk rock then this new single from Nashville group Teddy and the Rough Riders should hit the spot nicely. It comes from the band’s forthcoming self-titled, Margo Price-produced album, out July 1st via Appalachia Record Co. Teddy and The Rough Riders’s loving ode to the man—and the stories … Continue reading

A DELIGHT OF FINGERPICKED GUITAR AND GENTLE HORNS FROM AARON FISHER AND ROB STEPHENSON
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A DELIGHT OF FINGERPICKED GUITAR AND GENTLE HORNS FROM AARON FISHER AND ROB STEPHENSON

From my internet travels I haven’t been able to find out much about this New York duo but this track, ‘Merino Ghost‘, from Aaron Fisher and Rob Stephenson’s 2022 album Sightseeing, absolutely caught my ear and pulled me in deep with its dreamy, evocative soundscape. They navigate a beautiful space between American Primitive guitar stylings … Continue reading

DASHVILLE ANNOUNCE THE FIRST BATCH OF BANDS FOR SKYLINE IN OCTOBER
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DASHVILLE ANNOUNCE THE FIRST BATCH OF BANDS FOR SKYLINE IN OCTOBER

Dashville Skyline have announced the first batch of artists appearing at their annual festival in Wonnarua Country, Hunter Valley, NSW. The alt/cosmic country and folk festival runs over three days and nights, Friday 30th September,  Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October 2022. Read our review of the February instalment of the festival, postponed from 2021. Joining The Black Sorrows as … Continue reading