Album Reviews / Alt-Country / Americana / Folk / Stream

EP REVIEW: Jordie Lane ~ Not Built To Last EP

by Chris Familton Two years on from Jordie Lane’s well received second album Blood Thinner, the Melbournian returns from some overseas jaunts with a new EP of warm, bucolic folk and alt-country songs that further enhance his stock as a quality singer/songwriter. Lane is one of those contemporary singers who sounds very much like the … Continue reading

Americana / Folk / Videos

REVIEW: The Falls | Hollywood EP

by Chris Familton On their new EP Hollywood, Sydney folk duo The Falls have captured both the organic and ornate essence of their heart-laid-bare songs. This EP is the documentation of Simon Rudston-Brown and Melinda Kirwin’s romance from its beginnings to its dissolution one Valentines Day. It is a fascinating background story but nonessential information … Continue reading

Album Reviews / Americana / Folk

ALBUM REVIEW: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan | Hawk

written by Chris Familton Isobel Campbell (ex Belle & Sebastian) continues her collaboration with Mark Lanegan and over six years she has produced three albums that delve deeper into brittle Americana blues, folk and dark country at each turn. With the latest, Hawk, the good news is that she has produced her best work yet. … Continue reading