NEWS: Top Fifteen Finalists Announced For The Americana Music Prize Of Australia
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NEWS: Top Fifteen Finalists Announced For The Americana Music Prize Of Australia

From all the entries that were submitted for the 2018 Americana Music Prize of Australia, the panel have whittled down the list to the fifteen finalists who are in with a chance to win a $10,000 prize pack. The joint initiative between esteemed country musician Shane Nicholson, the Forbes Street Studios and Lost Highway Australia, … Continue reading

NEWS: Announcing The Inaugural Americana Music Prize Of Australia
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NEWS: Announcing The Inaugural Americana Music Prize Of Australia

“We want to support, encourage, mentor and resource aspiring unsigned artists in the Americana/alt-country scene in Australia and this is a great way to kick start a career,” says Shane Nicholson of his latest initiative to support the genre that he has become so recognised for. Launching today as a joint initiative of Shane Nicholson/The … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Shane Nicholson – Love And Blood
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ALBUM REVIEW: Shane Nicholson – Love And Blood

Though Shane Nicholson is now firmly entrenched in Australian country music, with awards aplenty, he’s shown over his strong run of solo albums that he can still maintain a foot in the indie scene in which he forged his songwriting abilities. That positioning has enabled him to straddle alt-country and commercial country with equal aplomb. … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Shane Nicholson, Josh Rennie-Hynes @ The Basement, Sydney (26/08/15)
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LIVE REVIEW: Shane Nicholson, Josh Rennie-Hynes @ The Basement, Sydney (26/08/15)

This was a night of friends and collaborators celebrating the release of Shane Nicholson’s new solo LP Hell Breaks Loose. Nicholson produced Josh Rennie-Hynes’ debut album February and invited the songwriter down from Brisbane to open the show. Rennie-Hynes had only met local pedal steel player Jy-Perry Banks (Cruisin’ Deuces) that afternoon but the pair … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Shane Nicholson ~ Hell Breaks Loose
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ALBUM REVIEW: Shane Nicholson ~ Hell Breaks Loose

This is the first album of new material since Nicholson’s marriage break-up with Kasey Chambers who he’d recorded his two preceding albums with. In that sense this is a new start and it’s a quietly confident one that reflects on the personal attrition of such a traumatic experience as well as geographical locations and depression. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Shane Nicholson ~ Secondhand Man
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NEW MUSIC: Shane Nicholson ~ Secondhand Man

Shane Nicholson is gearing up for the release of his new album Hell Breaks Loose on August 7th (Lost Highway Australia/Universal) and first cab off the rank is the single ‘Secondhand Man’, a brisk and breezy track with a melancholic undercurrent. Catchy as hell too. It also features backing vocals from Katie Brianna. Tour Dates Aug … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Kacey Musgraves, Shane Nicholson @ Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (16/03/15)
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LIVE REVIEW: Kacey Musgraves, Shane Nicholson @ Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (16/03/15)

  Solo and acoustic, Shane Nicholson previewed songs from Hell Breaks Loose as well as various highlights from his back catalogue. With his laid-back and commanding stage presence he offered up observations on the dangers of facial hair and harmonicas between songs and coyly commending the audience for supporting real country music. A social media … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Shane Nicholson ~ Pitch, Roll & Yaw: Live & Solo
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ALBUM REVIEW: Shane Nicholson ~ Pitch, Roll & Yaw: Live & Solo

Nicholson has become something of a lighthouse on the Australian country music scene, bridging both the mainstream and alt-country scenes with his solo releases, albums with Kasey Chambers and production work. Now signed with Lost Highway as an artist and Staff Producer (incl. A&R), this solo acoustic live set is the precursor to a new … Continue reading