NEW MUSIC: Emma Swift & Pony Boy cover Neil Young
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NEW MUSIC: Emma Swift & Pony Boy cover Neil Young

Emma Swift has joined forces with fellow Nashville songwriter Pony Boy (Marchelle Bradanini) for a split digital single release of Neil Young covers. Out on the Cosmic Thug Records label (Feb 28th), the songs were recorded to tape in Nashville and produced by Adam Landry and Justin Collins. “When Marchelle and I first became friends, we … Continue reading

REVIEW & PHOTOS: Dan Waters & The Wildflowers, Emma Swift, Bell St Delays @ Petersham Bowling Club
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REVIEW & PHOTOS: Dan Waters & The Wildflowers, Emma Swift, Bell St Delays @ Petersham Bowling Club

Last night the wonderful Mother Hen Touring presented a great triple bill at the Petersham Bowling Club in Sydney’s inner west. Bell St Delays are the wife and husband duo of Tracy McNeil and Luke Sinclair (Raised By Eagles) and they played a beautiful set that gently dipped into country and folk styles while staying fully … Continue reading

VIDEO: Emma Swift ~ Woodland Street (live video)
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VIDEO: Emma Swift ~ Woodland Street (live video)

Emma Swift continues to build on the critical success of her self-titled mini album with a new live performance clip for the song ‘Woodland Street’. It possesses the same magical sway and swoon of the recorded version but with more intimacy and poignant grace in this rendition with Swift’s regular collaborator Chris Pickering. Swift has a bunch … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Nikki Lane, The Delines, Ruby Boots @ Newtown Social Club (21/10/14)
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LIVE REVIEW: Nikki Lane, The Delines, Ruby Boots @ Newtown Social Club (21/10/14)

As the incredible list of Americana acts visiting our shores continues (courtesy of Love Police and Out On The Weekend), last night saw contrasting shades of alt-country serenade the Newtown Social Club and a room full of music and media who’s who of the Sydney Americana scene (Emma Swift, Jep & Dep, Fanny Lumsden, Bernard … Continue reading

GIVEAWAY: Emma Swift CD
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GIVEAWAY: Emma Swift CD

  Emma Swift has been receiving widespread acclaim from both mainstream press and the Americana community for her debut solo release, a self-titled mini-album. We absolutely love it and described it in our review as: Swift has created a dreamy intoxicated world where the heavy-lidded noir crawl of bands like Mazzy Star and Spain co-exist with … Continue reading

Alt-Country / Americana / Folk / News

NEWS: Americana radio show Revelator on the newly launched Double J

After months of testing, surveying and researching, the new digital radio station Double J launched today as an alternative to the programming offered up by triple j. Their mission is to “bringing you a cohesive and diverse mix of the best new music from Australia and overseas, plus the songs and artists that triple j … Continue reading

Country / Home / Stream / Videos

COUNTRY COVERS #6 – Emma Swift chooses a favourite

Coming up on Sunday October 27th is an afternoon/evening of Sydney (and Newcastle) artists covering some of their favourite country songs plus they’ll play a few of their own. Inner Western 2 (FB Event) is happening at the Petersham Bowling Club from 2pm. Ahead of the show we’ve asked some of the artists appearing to choose a favourite country cover … Continue reading

Americana / Country / Features

REPORT: The Americana Music Festival 2013, Nashville TN

Laura Coates is one half of the Australian duo The Weeping Willows who visited the USA earlier this month for the Americana Music Festival in Nashville TN. Laura has kindly written a piece for us describing the enviable event from the point of view of a visiting fan and participatory musician. Andrew Wrigglesworth and I … Continue reading