BUD ROKESKY RELEASES THIRD SINGLE FROM ALBUM OUTSIDER, OUT FEB 17TH
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BUD ROKESKY RELEASES THIRD SINGLE FROM ALBUM OUTSIDER, OUT FEB 17TH

Bud Rokesky stopped me in my tracks at Dashville Skyline last year. Time paused and for a brief time all that mattered was that voice and those songs. He’s already released two stellar singles in ‘Floodlight’ and ‘Love My Baby More’ and now he’s released number three – ‘Baby And I‘, another stunning track from … Continue reading

FAVOURITE AU/NZ ALBUMS 2022
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FAVOURITE AU/NZ ALBUMS 2022

As always, it’s been another strong year for local releases in 2022, as artists find their feet again and cast their creative efforts out into the world after a couple of years of turmoil. Ahead of our main album list for the year, here are our eleven favourite Australian and Aotearoa/NZ albums for 2022. As … Continue reading

FLEUR WIBER BUILDS A SWEET COUNTRY GROOVE ON ‘PLASTIC SKYSCRAPERS’
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FLEUR WIBER BUILDS A SWEET COUNTRY GROOVE ON ‘PLASTIC SKYSCRAPERS’

Sydney songwriter Fleur Wiber has impressed with her previous releases, both solo and with Chris Carrapetta. Her latest release is ‘Plastic Skyscrapers‘, a song that perfectly the blends classic and contemporary strains of country music, yet still with a gentle cosmic folk drift in its DNA. Drums shuffle, guitars twang & tumble along while a … Continue reading

NEW VIDEO: Anna Weatherup – The River
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NEW VIDEO: Anna Weatherup – The River

I was lucky enough to catch Anna Weatherup live at Dashville Skyline recently and she played an impressive set of soulful multi-genre songs, all sharing a rich vein of emotive, world class songwriting. Last week she released her new single ‘The River’ and last night the excellent video clip for the song premiere on YouTube. … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Tom West & Lucinda R. – Peninsula
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Tom West & Lucinda R. – Peninsula

Today we’re very pleased to bring you the premiere of ‘Peninsula‘, the new single by Tom West (Chicago via SA) & Lucinda R. (QLD). The pair have combined to pen a collaborative album of contemporary indie folk with a cinematic twist. Inspired by a road trip to SA’s Fleurieu Peninsula the duo rapidly wrote ten … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Bud Rokesky – Floodlights
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Bud Rokesky – Floodlights

Brisbane-based country singer/songwriter and truck driving troubadour Bud Rokesky first caught my ear with his debut single ‘Love My Baby More’. A couple of weeks later I was standing in front of the stage at Dashville Skyline in the Hunter Valley with the early afternoon sun casting a warm glow across the assembled audience. A … Continue reading

MINOR GOLD STRIKE A RICH MELODIC SEAM ON DEBUT SINGLE/VIDEO
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MINOR GOLD STRIKE A RICH MELODIC SEAM ON DEBUT SINGLE/VIDEO

Minor Gold might be a new name but dig a little deeper and you’ll no doubt recognise the key architects of this new collaborative duo – Tracy McNeil and Dan Parsons, both wonderful and successful songwriters, singers and musicians in their own right. The warm folk sound of their debut single ‘Mona Lisa‘ is the perfect … Continue reading

CJ STRANGER RELEASES SOARING NEW SINGLE ‘YOU MAY RUN’
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CJ STRANGER RELEASES SOARING NEW SINGLE ‘YOU MAY RUN’

Following on from his excellent 2020 album Hey Stranger (and a subsequent single and EP), CJ Stranger has released the soaring and intricate new single ‘You May Run‘. At first glance it’s an upbeat folk rock sound but it quickly reveals multiple layers and dynamic twists and turns. The rhythmic strumming is reminiscent of some … 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

INTERVIEW: YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW – THE WEEPING WILLOWS ON THEIR NEW ALBUM
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INTERVIEW: YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW – THE WEEPING WILLOWS ON THEIR NEW ALBUM

Over the last decade, across a trio of albums, an EP and countless shows around Australia and North America, The Weeping Willows have slowly but surely built a loyal audience and critical acclaim, From their formation as a side project to Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, there was initially little ambition and certainly no long … Continue reading

LISTEN TO THE ROLLING, TUMBLING NEW SINGLE FROM VAN WALKER & THE FERRITERS
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LISTEN TO THE ROLLING, TUMBLING NEW SINGLE FROM VAN WALKER & THE FERRITERS

You know those songs that sound like they could just keep going and going, on an infinite one way street? ‘Imaginary Ships‘, the brand new single from Van Walker & The Ferriters, is one such song, built on a locked-in rhythm section, the guitars and mandolin adding a lilting folk-rock feel while the accordion creates … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Alex Hamilton – Sweetest Wine
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ALBUM REVIEW: Alex Hamilton – Sweetest Wine

ALEX HAMILTON SWEETEST WINE LOVE POLICE RECORDS + TAPES Alex Hamilton knows his way around high and lonesome folk-rock and on his debut solo album he reaches some wonderful high points that recall the keening, pastoral sound of Dylan, The Band and Neil Young. Hamilton used to be the songwriter and singer for Melbourne band … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: JOSIE LAVER RELEASES HER NEW SINGLE OF SULTRY, ATMOSPHERIC COUNTRY SOUL
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VIDEO PREMIERE: JOSIE LAVER RELEASES HER NEW SINGLE OF SULTRY, ATMOSPHERIC COUNTRY SOUL

NSW songwriter Josie Laver‘s debut single ‘Tangled’, written with Matt Joe Gow is an impressive calling card of a song. Richly warm and evocative it swings and rolls along with a blues-infused country dreaminess. Heavy-lidded and sultry, it revolves around feelings of low self esteem, damage or trauma and talks about pushing those feelings aside, … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: ERIN RAE
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INTERVIEW: ERIN RAE

Erin Rae is currently on tour in Australia with Courtney Marie Andrews on what might be one of the very first international tours we’ve seen in the last two years. Rae has just released a beautiful new album, Lighten Up, that complements her sublime and nuanced songwriting with cosmic, lightly psychedelic and baroque folk sounds … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Suga Owens – Weekend Time
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NEW MUSIC: Suga Owens – Weekend Time

Queenslander Scottie ‘Suga’ Owens has released his brand new country single ‘Weekend Time’ via Heartsville Music Group and it finds him hitting a sweet vein of Charley Crockett meets outlaw country. Pedal steel adds a mix of tropical and outback flavours for what amounts to an impressively authentic new voice in Australian country music. Continue reading