BUD ROKESKY RELEASES THIRD SINGLE FROM ALBUM OUTSIDER, OUT FEB 17TH
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BUD ROKESKY RELEASES THIRD SINGLE FROM ALBUM OUTSIDER, OUT FEB 17TH

Bud Rokesky stopped me in my tracks at Dashville Skyline last year. Time paused and for a brief time all that mattered was that voice and those songs. He’s already released two stellar singles in ‘Floodlight’ and ‘Love My Baby More’ and now he’s released number three – ‘Baby And I‘, another stunning track from … Continue reading

LUCERO RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘MACON IF WE MAKE IT’, ALBUM OUT FEB 24TH
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LUCERO RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘MACON IF WE MAKE IT’, ALBUM OUT FEB 24TH

Based on the sound of the songs already released, Lucero look to be in fine form on their new album Should’ve Learned By Now, out Feb 24th via Liberty & Lament/Thirty Tigers. Inspired by an impending hurricane, the song draws parallels between a literal storm and a troubled relationship back home, before the listener is … Continue reading

FLEUR WIBER BUILDS A SWEET COUNTRY GROOVE ON ‘PLASTIC SKYSCRAPERS’
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FLEUR WIBER BUILDS A SWEET COUNTRY GROOVE ON ‘PLASTIC SKYSCRAPERS’

Sydney songwriter Fleur Wiber has impressed with her previous releases, both solo and with Chris Carrapetta. Her latest release is ‘Plastic Skyscrapers‘, a song that perfectly the blends classic and contemporary strains of country music, yet still with a gentle cosmic folk drift in its DNA. Drums shuffle, guitars twang & tumble along while a … Continue reading

ERNEST AINES RELEASES LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCE OF THE SHIMMERING FOLK SINGLE ‘RIGGED GAMES’
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ERNEST AINES RELEASES LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCE OF THE SHIMMERING FOLK SINGLE ‘RIGGED GAMES’

Last month, Melbourne songwriter Ernest Aines released ‘Rigged Games‘, the third single from his forthcoming new album Spiral Bound which is set for release early in 2023. There’s a haunting and emotive folk sweep that lifts the song from a straight folk composition into a heady and ethereal paean to a whirlwind relationship that disintegrates … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Sunset Stranger releases new pop-streaked cosmic country song/video
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Sunset Stranger releases new pop-streaked cosmic country song/video

Melbourne songwriter Sunset Stranger (Stephen E. Stanisic) has released the results of his latest trip to Rolling Stock Recording Rooms, under the guidance of producer Myles Mumford. ‘Prometheus Blues‘, out today via Bandcamp and streaming services, is an upbeat slice of kaleidoscopic folk, country and blues that dances lightly from the speakers. Guitars and dobro … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Bud Rokesky – Floodlights
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Bud Rokesky – Floodlights

Brisbane-based country singer/songwriter and truck driving troubadour Bud Rokesky first caught my ear with his debut single ‘Love My Baby More’. A couple of weeks later I was standing in front of the stage at Dashville Skyline in the Hunter Valley with the early afternoon sun casting a warm glow across the assembled audience. A … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Phil Smith – That’s Love For You
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Phil Smith – That’s Love For You

Hobart-based songwriter Phil Smith has released, ‘That’s Love For You‘ the first single from his forthcoming new album Into The Night (early 2023) and we’re super happy to be able to premiere the video clip, directed by Bones, on PTW today. The single has that perfect melancholic alt-country sway, built on harmonica, perfectly placed and … Continue reading

TWANG SAVANT SKINNY DYCK LEANS INTO A SWEET AND CLASSIC HONKY TONK SWAY ON NEW SINGLE
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TWANG SAVANT SKINNY DYCK LEANS INTO A SWEET AND CLASSIC HONKY TONK SWAY ON NEW SINGLE

Introducing Skinny Dyck, straight out of Lethbridge, Alberta. He’s just put out his third release with the EP Palace Waiting, featuring this dusty dance-floor gem ‘Ripe There On The Vine‘. As he explains, the song is “a modern sounding, traditional rooted country song with a cheeky, optimistic message capturing the waiting game that ensures before … Continue reading

THE HEAVENLY SOUNDS OF MELISSA CARPER ON HER SINGLE ‘AIN’T A DAY GOES BY’
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THE HEAVENLY SOUNDS OF MELISSA CARPER ON HER SINGLE ‘AIN’T A DAY GOES BY’

Texan singer/songwriter and upright bassist Melissa Carper released her single ‘Ain’t A Day Goes By‘ last month. It’s the lead single from her forthcoming LP Ramblin’ Soul, out on November 18th via Mae Music/Thirty Tigers. According to the advance press release, the album ventures into blues, early rock and roll, and old-school soul, along with Carper’s signature … Continue reading

JEN MIZE & THE ROUGH N’ TUMBLE GET ALL RILED UP IN A SOUL & ROOTS SHAKEDOWN
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JEN MIZE & THE ROUGH N’ TUMBLE GET ALL RILED UP IN A SOUL & ROOTS SHAKEDOWN

Jen Mize hits the soul, blues and Americana afterburners on this killer second single from this new project with her eight-piece band The Rough N’ Tumble. Sparse and deeply soulful, ‘All Riled Up‘ digs a deep and infectious groove. There are some great contemporary sounds being created with this kind of stylistic blend (Tami Neilson, … Continue reading

RACHEL ANGEL LOOKS INWARD ON NEW GEM OF A COUNTRY FOLK SINGLE ‘CLOSER TO MYSELF’
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RACHEL ANGEL LOOKS INWARD ON NEW GEM OF A COUNTRY FOLK SINGLE ‘CLOSER TO MYSELF’

We covered an earlier single of Rachel Angel‘s, ‘Strapped’, in 2020 and it’s a pleasure to again be invited into the swirling and evocative pop-laced country folk sound she does so effortlessly. Taken from the new album Midnite Heart Attack, released earlier this month, ‘Closer To Myself‘, is a tour de force of how to … Continue reading

LADY LYON LAY DOWN GRIT AND GROOVE ON NEW SINGLE TEXAS GOLDEN
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LADY LYON LAY DOWN GRIT AND GROOVE ON NEW SINGLE TEXAS GOLDEN

Sydney group Lady Lyon have been impressing with each single release over the last couple of years and now they’re heading towards the release of their new EP Charity Bag, set for release in April 2023. They’v also been keeping busy with a string of opening slots for the likes of Jen Cloher, C.W. Stoneking, … Continue reading

CJ STRANGER RELEASES SOARING NEW SINGLE ‘YOU MAY RUN’
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CJ STRANGER RELEASES SOARING NEW SINGLE ‘YOU MAY RUN’

Following on from his excellent 2020 album Hey Stranger (and a subsequent single and EP), CJ Stranger has released the soaring and intricate new single ‘You May Run‘. At first glance it’s an upbeat folk rock sound but it quickly reveals multiple layers and dynamic twists and turns. The rhythmic strumming is reminiscent of some … Continue reading

WELLINGTON’S SEA MOUSE THRILLINGLY BLEND BLUES AND ROCK
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WELLINGTON’S SEA MOUSE THRILLINGLY BLEND BLUES AND ROCK

It may sound simplistic on the surface but there are all manner of influences lurking below the surface of Sea Mouse‘s song ‘Cold and Lonely’, the opening track on their new EP Evil Heart. Hendrix, The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Led Zeppelin, The Datsuns, garage rock and electric Mississippi blues. They approach all those … Continue reading

HENRY WAGONS RELEASES NEW SINGLE OF COSMIC COUNTRY BOOGIE
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HENRY WAGONS RELEASES NEW SINGLE OF COSMIC COUNTRY BOOGIE

Henry Wagons has today released his brand new single ‘(Don’t Be) Down And Out‘, the first taste of his new solo album, his first for Cheatin’ Hearts Records, which will be out in 2023. The song hits an irresistible and strutting, country funk groove with nimbly spiralling guitar and Henry playing the role of hoedown … Continue reading