NEWS: Take Me To Town launched in NSW, Melbourne and Brisbane are next
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NEWS: Take Me To Town launched in NSW, Melbourne and Brisbane are next

It was huge weekend in NSW with the launch of the Take Me To Town: An Australian Alternative Country Compilation launched in Newcastle, Sydney and Cronulla over three consecutive nights. It was a real thrill to see plenty of people turn out across the weekend to support and celebrate the release of what we feel … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Ben Mastwyk
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INTERVIEW: Ben Mastwyk

BRASH OPTIMISM & SONGWRITING PROPHECY Striding the early morning Los Angeles pavement and scared about returning to his life in Melbourne, the musician had revelation. Maybe he could just disappear? Dissolve into the weird and wild world of LA. That thought was quickly tempered by reality but it did result in a song about just … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Georgia State Line – Dry My Tears
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NEW MUSIC: Georgia State Line – Dry My Tears

Georgia State Line from Melbourne, VIC have today released their brand new single ‘Dry My Tears’. Fronted by Bendigo-born songstress Georgia Delves, the group blend vintage and contemporary sounds to create songs that feel warmed and lived-in, with Delves writing to incite an ageless feeling and capture the bittersweet balancing act between growing up and staying … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Eddie Nuardo – Honey Baby
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Eddie Nuardo – Honey Baby

Melbourne singer/songwriter Eddie Nuardo is releasing his new solo LP The Good Whiskey Never Lasts next week on Tuesday June 12th. PTW is pleased to be able to premiere the first single/video from the album, ‘Honey Baby’. It’s a sweet sway of a song built on lilting guitar and vocal melodies and the voice of Helena … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben Mastwyk – This Country
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Ben Mastwyk – This Country

Ben Mastwyk is currently a busy gent with a run of interstate shows with Luke Elliot (USA) and today he’s sent the video clip for new single ‘This Country’ out into the world. It’s a great horn-led slice of honky tonk and country groove, matched by an equally fine video complete with gold satin jackets, … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Jed Rowe – A Foreign Country
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ALBUM REVIEW: Jed Rowe – A Foreign Country

There’s a strong timeless quality that permeates Jed Rowe’s fourth album. Timeless in the sense that the songs aren’t tied to any particular style that can place it on the timeline of rock n roll – yet also in the way the songs are written, paced and arranged. They’re treated with a laid-back swaying sound … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Aviary Presents: Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings
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ALBUM REVIEW: The Aviary Presents: Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings

It’s an intriguing premise – gather a group of some of the finest singers, songwriters and players on the Melbourne alt-country scene and record them singing each other’s songs backed by a studio house band. That approach ensures continuity of style and feel from a musical perspective but there are still plenty of pleasant surprises … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Big Smoke – Time Is Golden
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ALBUM REVIEW: Big Smoke – Time Is Golden

Time Is Golden is an often melancholic yet sometimes euphoric album, tragically shadowed by singer/songwriter Adrian Slattery’s diagnosis of terminal cancer and subsequent passing in May 2016, only weeks after he recorded his final guitar track for the record. Widescreen Americana is the best description of this set of songs that take in Wilco, The … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lucy Roleff – This Paradise
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ALBUM REVIEW: Lucy Roleff – This Paradise

Out of a dreamy mist emerges ornately plucked notes and the heavenly voice of Lucy Roleff. That’s how her album begins and continues over the next beautiful 36 minutes. Classically trained, the Melbourne songwriter sits in the same haunting, autumnal territory as Nick Drake, Aldous Harding, slow motion gothic country and occasionally the European icy … Continue reading

NEWS:The Aviary Presents ‘Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings’
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NEWS:The Aviary Presents ‘Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings’

Here’s a fantastic looking project out of Melbourne that is set for release on November 22nd. Warm Evenings, Pale Mornings is masterminded by Fraser Montgomery at The Aviary Recording Studio and Creative Hub. He’s brought together a bunch of fine musicians and songwriters to record the album straight to 2″ tape, with each artist covering another … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Cash Savage & The Last Drinks – One Of Us
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ALBUM REVIEW: Cash Savage & The Last Drinks – One Of Us

Cash Savage trades in gothic and roots-based rock ’n’ roll that swings from funereal folk to surging widescreen workouts. There’s more range on One Of Us than previous albums. Run With The Dogs has a War On Drugs-styled pulse, Sunday Morning is a dirty, banjo-led folk song reminiscent of The Felice Brothers, Empty Page is … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife – Thieves
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ALBUM REVIEW: Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife – Thieves

Tracy McNeil showed flashes of brilliance on her previous album and she’s taken that one step further with a more consistent set of songs on Thieves. There’s a laid-back smooth quality to McNeil’s music that recalls US west coast FM rock of the late 70’s with warm harmonies, swaying guitar lines and a general uplifting … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Jemma Nicole – My Darkest Hour
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ALBUM REVIEW: Jemma Nicole – My Darkest Hour

Australia has always excelled at producing dark and gothic-influenced music. Nick Cave is the obvious progenitor but many others have explored the darker corners of sin and salvation and Melbournian Jemma Nicole has done just that with her debut collection of folk and country noir songs. There’s a stately waltz and sway to many of … Continue reading