ALBUM REVIEW: Aldous Harding ~ Aldous Harding
Album Artwork / Album Reviews / Folk / Freak Folk / Videos

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
Alt-Country / Americana / Country / Folk / Freak Folk / New Music / Stream

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

Bluegrass / Folk / New Music / Stream

NEW MUSIC: Hear three songs from the new Nickel Creek LP

Nickel Creek, featuring Chris Thile (mandolin/vocals), Sara Watkins (fiddle/vocals), and Sean Watkins (guitar/vocals) release their new LP A Dotted Line today (April 1st) via Nonesuch Records. This is their first album since they went on hiatus in 2007 and marks 25 years since they first formed back in 1989. Check out three of the album tracks below.   Continue reading

Bluegrass / Folk / Stream / Tour

TOUR NEWS: The Good Lovelies announce 2014 Australian Tour

Canadian folk trio The Good Lovelies return to Australia this March for a healthy string of 18 dates including appearances at the Port Fairy, Yackandandah and Blue Mountains folk festivals. They’ve released 3 studio albums plus their most recent release, the 2012 live album Live at Revolution which you can check out below. Friday, February … Continue reading

Americana / Blues / Country / Folk / News

NEW MUSIC: A new collection of unreleased Townes Van Zandt recordings

Due for release on February 5th, Townes Van Zandt, Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions and Demos 1971-1972 (Omnivore Recordings, 2013) consists entirely of previously unreleased music from Van Zandt’s classic albums High, Low & In Between and The Late Great Townes Van Zandt. Both albums were originally released in 1972 on the Poppy label. … Continue reading

Americana / Folk / Videos

REVIEW: The Falls | Hollywood EP

by Chris Familton On their new EP Hollywood, Sydney folk duo The Falls have captured both the organic and ornate essence of their heart-laid-bare songs. This EP is the documentation of Simon Rudston-Brown and Melinda Kirwin’s romance from its beginnings to its dissolution one Valentines Day. It is a fascinating background story but nonessential information … Continue reading