NEW MUSIC: Lo Carmen – Now You Know Nashville
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NEW MUSIC: Lo Carmen – Now You Know Nashville

Lo Carmen has released a brand new double A-side single with the tracks ‘Now You Know Nashville’ and ‘Half A Man’. Beautiful atmospheric authentic country music from the heart and soul. The first is a sweet honky tonk groove, while ‘Half A Man’ is draped in that heady and lonesome sound that bands like The … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lo Carmen – Lovers Dreamers Fighters
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ALBUM REVIEW: Lo Carmen – Lovers Dreamers Fighters

Based in America for the last few years, Lo Carmen has slowly been absorbing that country’s country music, blending it with her atmospheric slowcore sound and emerging with beautiful new album that seamlessly connects both worlds. Lovers Dreamers Fighters is just what it says, a document of the highs and lows of relationships, the bruises … Continue reading

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

ALBUM REVIEW: Lo Carmen ~ Everyone You Ever Knew (Is Coming Back To Haunt You)
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ALBUM REVIEW: Lo Carmen ~ Everyone You Ever Knew (Is Coming Back To Haunt You)

I first heard Lo Carmen’s music on her 2009 album It Walks Like Love and was immediately taken by her ability to weave beautiful, otherworldly sounds out of indie rock, dark psych folk and dreamy gothic country. A solo EP and a collaborative album with her father Peter Head later and Carmen has finally released … Continue reading

VIDEO: Lo Carmen ~ Everyone You Ever Knew (Is Coming Back To Haunt You)
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VIDEO: Lo Carmen ~ Everyone You Ever Knew (Is Coming Back To Haunt You)

A couple of weeks ago we posted news about Lo Carmen’s brand new album, describing it as sounding like the Velvet Undergound jamming with Mazzy Star in a Nashville honky tonk after closing time. Now she’s released the beautifully colour saturated clip for the title track, directed by Aden Young (star of the TV series … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Lo Carmen ~ Everyone You Ever Knew (Is Coming Back To Haunt You)
alt.country / New Music / Soul / Stream

NEW MUSIC: Lo Carmen ~ Everyone You Ever Knew (Is Coming Back To Haunt You)

Lo Carmen is currently based in LA but she still gets back home to Sydney to visit and play music. One recent trip resulted in the recording of a brand new solo album (her 5th) called Everyone You Ever Knew (Is Coming Back To Haunt You) which will be released digitally on Chiquita Records early November. … Continue reading

Album Reviews / Americana / Blues / Soul

ALBUM REVIEW: Lo Carmen & Peter Head ~ The Apple Don’t Fall Far From The Tree

by Chris Familton Surprisingly this is the first collaborative album from Lo Carmen and her pianist father Peter Head and hopefully it won’t be the last, such is its endearing mix of country soul and late night jazz. Primarily the songs are built on Head’s elegant and melodious playing and Carmen’s playful purr of a … Continue reading