NEW MUSIC: Lost Ragas – Where James Once Played/ I’ll Be Gone 7″
Alt-Country / Americana / Country / New Music / Psychedelic

NEW MUSIC: Lost Ragas – Where James Once Played/ I’ll Be Gone 7″

Melbourne’s Lost Ragas have followed up their excellent Trans Atlantic Highway LP with a new 7″ honouring the memory of friend and fellow musician James Cruickshank (The Cruel Sea) who died a year ago. Where James Once Played is a co-write between Ragas’ Matt Walker and musician Neil Murray who was staying with Walker when … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lost Ragas ~ Trans Atlantic Highway
Album Artwork / Album Reviews / Alt-Country / Americana / Country / Stream

ALBUM REVIEW: Lost Ragas ~ Trans Atlantic Highway

Matt Walker has been a stalwart of the roots music scene for more than two decades now and with Lost Ragas he may have found his perfect musical marriage. The quartet truly embody the phrase ‘cosmic country’, serving up a sound that mixes classic country, power pop and rock n roll. It’s like Sturgill Simpson … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: The Felice Brothers, Lost Ragas @ Newtown Social Club, Sydney (07/03/15)
Alt-Country / Americana / Folk / Gig Reviews

LIVE REVIEW: The Felice Brothers, Lost Ragas @ Newtown Social Club, Sydney (07/03/15)

Melbourne’s Lost Ragas set the scene early with a set that felt more low-key than some of their other recent shows but it was by no means any less captivating. Their sound was a widescreen take on soulful blues and country with flashes of Beatles-esque and 70s power pop. From tales of 1970s motorcycle daredevil … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Lost Ragas, Raised By Eagles, Jep & Dep @ Factory Floor, Sydney 15/03/14
Alt-Country / Americana / Folk / Gig Reviews / Photos

LIVE REVIEW: Lost Ragas, Raised By Eagles, Jep & Dep @ Factory Floor, Sydney 15/03/14

Pulling a crowd for an Americana gig in Sydney can be a struggle at times yet the paltry turnout of a dozen people for a gig with a trio of fine, critically lauded acts was disappointing to say the least. To their credit the bands seemed relaxed and grateful for the enthusiasm of those in … Continue reading

Alt-Country / Blues / Country / Tour / Videos

LOST RAGAS ~ Phantom Ride video and tour

Lost Ragas are a new band based around the supremely talented Matt Walker, a songwriter, guitarist who I first discovered on his I Listen to the Night collaboration with Ashley Davies back in 1997. That was of course very much a blues-based record while this project marries the blues and country music. They released their … Continue reading