Waitin’ Around To Die Column: Exploring The Guitar Frontier
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Waitin’ Around To Die Column: Exploring The Guitar Frontier

EXPLORING THE GUITAR FRONTIER The guitar is synonymous with country and folk music, it’s the glue that ties it all together and has always been an essential songwriting and performing instrument in those genres. In the world of Americana music the guitar is also a medium for exploration and experimentation on the outer fringes of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Aldous Harding – Horizon
Folk / Freak Folk / New Music / Videos

NEW MUSIC: Aldous Harding – Horizon

Aldous Harding blew many people’s minds with her debut, self-titled  LP three years ago. Since then she’s been keeping busy with plenty of live shows and more recently, completing the recording of its follow-up, Party. It was recorded by PJ Harvey’s right-hand man John Parish and the first single is the dramatic Horizon. It’s a … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lucy Roleff – This Paradise
Album Reviews / Folk / Stream

ALBUM REVIEW: Lucy Roleff – This Paradise

Out of a dreamy mist emerges ornately plucked notes and the heavenly voice of Lucy Roleff. That’s how her album begins and continues over the next beautiful 36 minutes. Classically trained, the Melbourne songwriter sits in the same haunting, autumnal territory as Nick Drake, Aldous Harding, slow motion gothic country and occasionally the European icy … Continue reading

NEWS: New Americana Night Announced for Sydney
Alt-Country / Americana / News

NEWS: New Americana Night Announced for Sydney

Yours truly (Chris – PTW editor) and the mysterious shadowy figure known as Daz have joined forces to introduce a new regular evening of live alt. country, folk and blues music to Sydney. From early August Heartbreaker Sessions will take place fortnightly on Sunday evenings at Freda’s in Chippendale. Nice and handy to Central Station we’ll … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Jessica Pratt ~ On Your Own Love Again
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ALBUM REVIEW: Jessica Pratt ~ On Your Own Love Again

A quirky and eccentric voice instantly rises out of the swirl of delicate finger-picked acoustic guitar and wafting organ and instantly one is placed within the hypnotic surrounds of ethereal folk music. Think Nick Drake, Tiny Ruins, Vashti Bunyan and even a pastoral Portishead at times. Pratt’s light psychedelia has a sometimes lo-fi yet consistently … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Aldous Harding ~ Aldous Harding
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ALBUM REVIEW: Aldous Harding ~ Aldous Harding

Folk music comes in many styles and levels of intensity from brisk strumming and foot stomping  to plaintiff torch song but it’s alway at its best when stripped back to its essence – words and accompanying raw instrumentation. On her debut album Lyttleton’s Aldous Harding (Hannah Harding) has a direct line to the heart and … Continue reading

PHOTOS: SIXTEEN STRINGS: An Afternoon of Americana with Mark Moldre, James Thomson, Darren Cross @ The PBC (07.06.14)
Alt-Country / Gig Reviews / Photos

PHOTOS: SIXTEEN STRINGS: An Afternoon of Americana with Mark Moldre, James Thomson, Darren Cross @ The PBC (07.06.14)

Massive thanks to everyone that came along to the PBC on Saturday for the Post To Wire Presents show. Thanks to Darren, James and Mark for playing three sets of brilliant music, The PBC for hosting and a special thanks to Nick from Dear Orphans for making it sound so damn good! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Tiny Ruins ~ Brightly Painted One
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ALBUM REVIEW: Tiny Ruins ~ Brightly Painted One

Hollie Fullbrook’s debut album and other releases as Tiny Ruins have been critically lauded, as have her many live shows over the last few years. Brightly Painted One, her long overdue follow-up to Some Were Meant For Sea continues the exceptional journey of this New Zealand singer/songwriter whose reputation is now one that spans continents. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Wooden Wand ~ Farmer’s Corner
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NEW MUSIC: Wooden Wand ~ Farmer’s Corner

James Jackson Toth is a prolific songwriter and musician by anyone’s measure. Recording under a number of names and in collaboration with a range of other musicians such as Michael Gira (Swans), he seems most himself when operating as Wooden Wand. On his new album Farmer’s Corner (his 14th by our count) he brings one … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Willie Watson ~ Folk Singer Vol. 1 (new album on Gillian Welch label)
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NEW MUSIC: Willie Watson ~ Folk Singer Vol. 1 (new album on Gillian Welch label)

Gillian Welch’s record label Acony Records is proud to announce Willie Watson’s debut solo album Folk Singer Vol. 1 to be released on May 6, 2014. The album was produced by David Rawlings, longtime friend and producer of Watson’s previous band, Old Crow Medicine Show. “There’s a lot of weight in the way Willie performs,” … Continue reading