NEWS: Impressive Country Line-Up Announced For NZ Church Tour
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NEWS: Impressive Country Line-Up Announced For NZ Church Tour

Delaney Davidson, Tami Neilson, Marlon Williams and Barry Saunders have been announced as the travelling troubadours for The Church Tour in New Zealand this October. The concept has been an annual event since 2009, taking in some of the finest churches in NZ. TOUR DATES Thursday 1 October – St John’s Cathedral, Napier BUY TICKETS Friday … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Marlon Williams ~ Marlon Williams
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ALBUM REVIEW: Marlon Williams ~ Marlon Williams

From his early releases with The Unfaithful Ways and through three duo albums with fellow New Zealander Delaney Davidson, Marlon Williams has always been tagged as one to watch. Though this solo debut has been a long time coming he has toured and built a strong reputation as a live performer across Australia and NZ … Continue reading

Our Favourite Albums: Jan – Apr 2015
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Our Favourite Albums: Jan – Apr 2015

Yep, we’re a third of the way through the year already so we thought we’d have a look back at our ten favourite albums that have been released in 2015. In no particular these are the records that have regularly been on the stereo and provided many of the musical highlights of our year so far. You can hit … Continue reading

THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP: 24th April, 2015
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THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP: 24th April, 2015

It has been a big week for Americana related tour announcements with news that The Milk Carton Kids, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Tift Merritt and Ryan Adams & Jenny Lewis will be touring here over the next few months. Local acts have also got in on the action with Marlon Williams announcing an Australian and New … Continue reading

VIDEO: Marlon Williams ~ Dark Child
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VIDEO: Marlon Williams ~ Dark Child

Marlon Williams has released the clip for his latest single ‘Dark Child’. The track comes from his long-awaited debut album, due for release on April 24th. You can catch Williams touring NZ and Australia on the following dates: February 13th – Chicks Hotel, Dunedin February 14th – St Michael’s Church, Christchurch February 20th – Tuning … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Marlon Williams ~ Dark Child
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NEW MUSIC: Marlon Williams ~ Dark Child

On the back of some superb headline Australian shows with his new band The Yarra Benders, Marlon Williams has released the second single from his forthcoming debut album. The self-titled full-length is due for release in April and will include first single ‘Strange Things‘. ‘Dark Child’ was written by Williams’ close friend Tim Moore and … Continue reading

NEWS: Marlon Williams announces headline shows with full band
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NEWS: Marlon Williams announces headline shows with full band

Marlon Williams has been crazy busy in 2014 with festival appearances, supports and his own shows. Now he has put together a band, The Yarra Benders, including Dan Parsons on guitar. The full band played the Out On The Weekend festival and associated sideshows and now Williams has announced his own headline shows for Melbourne and … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Melody Pool, Marlon Williams @ Newtown Social Club, Sydney (02/08/14)
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LIVE REVIEW: Melody Pool, Marlon Williams @ Newtown Social Club, Sydney (02/08/14)

Skyscraper Stan made his way up from Melbourne to play support and he did a sterling job, setting the scene with just his guitar, voice and self-deprecating humour. Impossibly tall, hence the nom de plume, and possessing a deep, richly-toned voice he played a set that showed his impressive lyrical ability, dissecting and poeticised topics … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: First Aid Kit, Marlon Williams @ Metro Theatre, Sydney (29.07.14)
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LIVE REVIEW: First Aid Kit, Marlon Williams @ Metro Theatre, Sydney (29.07.14)

Marlon Williams graced the stage with just his shabby-chic hat and tie, acoustic guitar and a voice that left many spellbound for the majority of his opening set. The New Zealander, (now based in Melbourne) held long, wavering country notes, caressed lullaby-like tones and bullied out a gravelly blues delivery across originals and covers of … Continue reading

NEWS: Justin Townes Earle announces 2014 Australian tour
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NEWS: Justin Townes Earle announces 2014 Australian tour

For those of us unable to make it to the inaugural Out on the Weekend Americana Festival (JTE, Robert Ellis, Nikki Lane, Henry Wagons, The Delines, Emma Swift, Raised By Eagles etc) in Melbourne, this is the start of the news we’ve been waiting for. The sideshow announcements have started rolling with Justin Townes Earle … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Marlon Williams ~ Strange Things
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NEW MUSIC: Marlon Williams ~ Strange Things

  If you haven’t heard the other-worldly voice of New Zealander Marlon Williams you need to fix that immediately. Below you can check out his new single ‘Strange Things’, released today and presumably from a forthcoming and much anticipated solo album. It’s a lush and beautifully haunting song with ghostly backing vocals that highlights Williams’ voice and … Continue reading

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NEWS: Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams announce album and NZ tour

After collaborating on the 2012 album Sad but True – The Secret History of Country Music Songwriting Vol. 1 and picking up Best Album and Best Country Song at the NZ Country Music Awards, Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams will be releasing Sad But True Volume III – Juke Box B Sides on January 31st via Lyttelton Records/Southbound … Continue reading

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LIVE REVIEW: Robert Ellis, Cory Chisel, Marlon Williams @ The Basement, Sydney (21/11/13)

by Chris Familton New Zealander (now Melbourne-based) Marlon Williams opened the evening with an impressive set of originals and covers (Townes Van Zandt). Williams’ voice is a beautiful instrument capable of soaring falsetto, yodel hiccups and he used it to near perfection singing songs of tear-stained loss and heartache. One in particular, State Hospital, was … Continue reading