ALBUM REVIEW: Freya Josephine Hollick – The Unceremonious Junking Of Me
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ALBUM REVIEW: Freya Josephine Hollick – The Unceremonious Junking Of Me

Born of a fractured and unsalvageable relationship, yet blessed by the birth of a child, Freya Josephine Hollick’s second album is a deep emotional record that sounds at times desperate and fragile, yet often also defiant and optimistic. The album dials into a sound of pure, unadorned folk and lonesome country music. With just three … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Sam Newton – Violet Road
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ALBUM REVIEW: Sam Newton – Violet Road

With a songwriters poise and a natural sense of folk and country musicality, Violet Road is a far superior collection of songs to Sam Newton’s debut Set In Stone, which hinted at his potential. Newton focuses on a couple of themes on the album. Most prominently there’s a trio of songs (‘Hold You Down’, ‘Homesick’ … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Nick Payne – Rise Up Like A River
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ALBUM REVIEW: Nick Payne – Rise Up Like A River

For the last decade Nick Payne has led Sydney folk and bluegrass outfit Dear Orphans across two albums and a ton of live shows. His debut solo album has him keeping one foot firmly in the Dear Orphans camp and the other heading into contemporary Americana. Payne presents the album as two halves, the first … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Henry Wagons
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SIX STRINGS: Henry Wagons

Henry Wagons is a veritable man for all seasons – singer, songwriter, guitarist, bandleader,TV host, raconteur and more. Currently he’s traveling the country promoting this years fine solo album After What I Did Last Night and he took the time to answer our PTW Q&A questions. Check the tour dates below (co-presented by PTW) and … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Katie Brianna – Victim Or The Heroine
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ALBUM REVIEW: Katie Brianna – Victim Or The Heroine

One her 2013 album Dark Side Of The Morning Katie Brianna seemed to find her voice and settle into her own songwriting. Now in 2016 she has taken that self-belief, crafted an even stronger set of songs and produced a world class album of soulful country-tinged music. With production courtesy of Shane Nicholson, the album … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Darren Cross – _Xantastic
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ALBUM REVIEW: Darren Cross – _Xantastic

Darren Cross made his name as a founding member of collage pop provocateurs Gerling but these days he’s one half of folk noir duo Jep and Dep and a solo artist trading in dark avant-folk. Surprisingly, this is Cross’ debut solo album and in many ways it embraces his past and present musical explorations with … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Wilson Pickers – You Can’t Catch Fish From A Train
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ALBUM REVIEW: The Wilson Pickers – You Can’t Catch Fish From A Train

The folk, country and bluegrass string quintet return with their third album after a period on the sidelines due to Danny Widdicombe undergoing Leukaemia treatment. You get the strong sense these guys play for the thrill of creating communal music together and the chemistry between their voices is a natural fit while still allowing their … Continue reading