Our Favourite Albums: Jan – Apr 2015
Album Artwork / Album Reviews / Alt-Country / Americana / Folk

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

ALBUM REVIEW: Ruby Boots ~ Solitude
Album Artwork / Album Reviews / Alt-Country / Country / Stream

ALBUM REVIEW: Ruby Boots ~ Solitude

Ruby Boots is the nom de plume for Perth’s Bex Chilcott and though this is wholly a solo album in terms of songwriting and musical personality she has corralled the talents of a number of accomplished individuals on her spellbinding debut full length release. Co-starring roles go to Vicki Thorn (The Waifs), Jordie Lane, Davey … Continue reading

THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP: 24th April, 2015
Alt-Country / Americana / Country / New Music / News / Tour / Videos

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

LIVE REVIEW: Shovels & Rope, Shakey Graves, Ruby Boots @ Factory Theatre, Sydney (05/03/15)
Alt-Country / Americana / Blues / Gig Reviews

LIVE REVIEW: Shovels & Rope, Shakey Graves, Ruby Boots @ Factory Theatre, Sydney (05/03/15)

Ruby Boots had opening honours and showed just why the powers that be at Lost Highway Records have recently signed her as a recording artist. With electric guitarist Lee Jones carving out some wonderful solos and backing she showcased her songs (old and brand new) of heartache sung with a strong country voice and interspersed … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Nikki Lane, The Delines, Ruby Boots @ Newtown Social Club (21/10/14)
Alt-Country / Americana / Gig Reviews / Soul

LIVE REVIEW: Nikki Lane, The Delines, Ruby Boots @ Newtown Social Club (21/10/14)

As the incredible list of Americana acts visiting our shores continues (courtesy of Love Police and Out On The Weekend), last night saw contrasting shades of alt-country serenade the Newtown Social Club and a room full of music and media who’s who of the Sydney Americana scene (Emma Swift, Jep & Dep, Fanny Lumsden, Bernard … Continue reading