NEW MUSIC: Harvey Russell – Gave You Flowers
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NEW MUSIC: Harvey Russell – Gave You Flowers

Harvey Russell’s latest single ‘Gave You Flowers’ rounds out the highly successful campaign for his 2019 country music album Liquid Damage. ‘Gave You Flowers’ kicks along with a honky tonk twang and country rock swagger as he details the well-intentioned but ultimately failed efforts of making up for bad behaviour. Russell’s band The Widowmakers provide the requisite quick-footed, toe-tapping swing and … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Michael Carpenter And The Banks Brothers – Introducing…
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ALBUM REVIEW: Michael Carpenter And The Banks Brothers – Introducing…

Michael Carpenter has always had one foot in the the world of country music and the other in power pop and rock. He’s also incredibly prolific as a producer, songwriter and musician – alway with multiple projects on the go. His latest is a collaboration with The Banks Brothers (Zane and Jy-Perry) who have built themselves … Continue reading

WEEKLY SINGLES ROUNDUP: Oct 2nd, 2020
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WEEKLY SINGLES ROUNDUP: Oct 2nd, 2020

This week we’ve got a brand new track from one of our local Australian songwriters, Ben Leece (out on Monday). This single is a beautiful tribute to a friend who died in tragic and unsolved circumstances and is yet another example of the way Ben so effortlessly imbues his alt-country melodies and music with pathos … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers – There’s No One Like You
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers – There’s No One Like You

The meeting of musical minds is one of the real joys of collaborative projects and there seems to be more and more of them happening in these times we’re living in. On the local Sydney scene, songwriter/musician/producer Michael Carpenter has joined up with the guitar-slingin’ dream team of The Banks Brothers (Zane – guitar, Jy-Perry … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: The April Family – Fortune Teller
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VIDEO PREMIERE: The April Family – Fortune Teller

Sydney alt-country trio The April Family released their second album House Of Cards last year but they’ve already pooled their creative talents and written, recorded and filmed a clip for their brand new single ‘Fortune Teller‘ (Social Family Records), the first single from their third album, due out early in 2021. The song hits a … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Carpenter, Smith & Jones – Petty
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ALBUM REVIEW: Carpenter, Smith & Jones – Petty

In the wake of the untimely and much mourned passing of Tom Petty there have no doubt been countless concerts in honour of the great man. Sydney songwriter, musician and producer Michael Carpenter has organised some fine tribute shows and now he’s taken it a step further with a full album of Petty covers, in … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW & PHOTOS: The Wild Wild Inner West Revue feat. Mark Moldre, Jason Walker, Michael Carpenter, Bree De Rome
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LIVE REVIEW & PHOTOS: The Wild Wild Inner West Revue feat. Mark Moldre, Jason Walker, Michael Carpenter, Bree De Rome

The third instalment of The Wild Wild Inner West Revue happened last night at The Vanguard in Newtown and the small crowd was treated to another excellent night of music. Bree De Rome, recently relocated to Sydney from the Gold Coast, opened the evening with a strong set of intimate country-tinged torch songs with some … Continue reading