20 Favourite Antipodean Releases of 2017
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20 Favourite Antipodean Releases of 2017

  2017 is pretty much done and dusted and it’s been another great year for Australian and New Zealand releases under the broad banner of Americana music. Our favourite album (and an EP) list takes in ethereal and eccentric folk music, raw alt-country, covers, spoken word and melancholic power pop – highlighting the range in … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Darren Cross – When The Chills Are Coming
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NEW MUSIC: Darren Cross – When The Chills Are Coming

Darren Cross (Gerling, Jep and Dep) is a couple of months out from releasing his debut solo album _Xantastic. It finds the songwriter heading into dark folk territory while still retaining subtle glimpses of technology via textured ambience and synths. That blending of styles is what made Gerling such a distinctive sound and continues to … Continue reading

PTW & Mother Hen Touring Present: Fallen Angels ~ Country Christmas Party
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PTW & Mother Hen Touring Present: Fallen Angels ~ Country Christmas Party

We’ve joined forces with the wonderful Areatha from Mother Hen Touring (M.E Baird, James Thomson, Dan Waters, Leo Rondeau etc) to put on an end-of-year gig/party at the Petersham Bowling Club on December 20th. This will be a chance for the Sydney alt.country and folk music scene to celebrate another wonderful year of music in which some … Continue reading

NEWS: Heartbreaker Sessions: Jep and Dep (single launch), Leah Flanagan
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NEWS: Heartbreaker Sessions: Jep and Dep (single launch), Leah Flanagan

Heartbreaker Sessions rolls around again this weekend and it’s an evening that continues to gather great momentum with its reputation for great live performances, food, drinks and some of your favourite country and folk music tunes via the DJ booth. This Sunday (it’s a long weekend!) we’ve got Jep and Dep launching their new single ‘Cut All … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Jep and Dep, Jo Meares, Ben Horder @ Newtown Social Club, Sydney (28/03/15)
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LIVE REVIEW: Jep and Dep, Jo Meares, Ben Horder @ Newtown Social Club, Sydney (28/03/15)

Ben Horder’s set started with some guitar issues and forgotten lyrics but that was quickly overcome and he set about delivering a batch of honest, observational songs that chronicled everyday life in Australia. With a style reminiscent of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Tallest Man On Earth his set concluded with two thirds of the … Continue reading

CELLULOID JUKEBOX: Mark Moldre
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CELLULOID JUKEBOX: Mark Moldre

Ahead of Mark Moldre’s last full band show for 2014 at the Petersham Bowling Club this Saturday Nov 29th (presented by Post To Wire) we’ve asked him to be the guest editor of the inaugural edition of Celluloid Jukebox, a new feature where musicians will select and talk about a handful of their favourite clips. * Mark Moldre + The … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Tracy McNeil, Jep and Dep @ Coogee Diggers, Sydney (10.07.14)
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LIVE REVIEW: Tracy McNeil, Jep and Dep @ Coogee Diggers, Sydney (10.07.14)

  Coogee Diggers have been doing great things for original music for a couple of years, in an area well outside the normal locales for live music. Tonight’s small audience was both symptomatic of the reluctance of punters to venture out east and a still growing Sydney alt-country scene. Regardless both acts performed exceptionally well, … Continue reading

VIDEO: Jep and Dep ~ Babe Come Down
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VIDEO: Jep and Dep ~ Babe Come Down

  Jep and Dep (Darren Cross and Jess Cassar) have a brand new single out this week and today they’ve unveiled the accompanying video for ‘Babe Come Down’. Shot in rich black and white the pair serenade the ocean and themselves via some gothic ghostliness. It marries the song perfectly, which highlights the duo’s ability to … Continue reading