INTERVIEW: Six Strings – Ben Mastwyk
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INTERVIEW: Six Strings – Ben Mastwyk

Ben Mastwyk has just released his excellent solo LP Mornin Evenin and was kind enough to take the time to undergo our Six Strings Q&A. We discover the canine influence in his songwriting process, who he’d love to jam with and his favourite recent Americana album. What was the album that first led you down the dusty path … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Caitlin Harnett
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SIX STRINGS: Caitlin Harnett

Caitlin Harnett recently released her long awaited debut album The River Runs North. Recorded in Canada with a great supporting cast of musicians the album is a fine collection of songs that pull from the rivers of folk and sometimes country music. Of the album we said: Even through its melancholic moments there’s a youthful … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Spencer Burton
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SIX STRINGS: Spencer Burton

Spencer Burton is a Canadian singer/songwriter who like so many others these days manages a fine blend of country and folk music. Burton was a member of the band Attack In Black (2003-2010) with Daniel Romano, another great Canadian artist in his own right and the producer of Burton’s new 2014 album Don’t Let The … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Josh Rennie-Hynes
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SIX STRINGS: Josh Rennie-Hynes

Josh Rennie-Hynes is a Brisbane singer songwriter who released his debut album February in July. Produced by Shane Nicholson it’s an accomplished and mature set of songs that carry themselves with a nice sense of balance between earthy emotiveness and catchy hooks. There’s a carefree Australian flavour to much of Rennie-Hynes’ music as much as … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Les Thomas
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SIX STRINGS: Les Thomas

Les Thomas is a Melbourne singer-songwriter, activist and blogger who has built a name for himself as a strong supporter of alt-country music in Australia. His songs resonate with themes of social justice and a desire to awaken social conciousness. He recently released his full length album Survivor’s Tale, a record that tells the story of those … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Mark Lucas
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SIX STRINGS: Mark Lucas

  The latest instalment of Six Strings, where we focus on an Australian or New Zealand songwriter and dig into their musical psyche, opinions and memories via our Q&A. This one features Mark Lucas, a long-time stalwart of the local Sydney scene who arrived here from England at the dawn of the ’80s and went on … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Gretta Ziller
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SIX STRINGS: Gretta Ziller

Gretta Ziller has already generated a great deal of critical and industry acclaim in the 2013 Telstra Road to Discovery Grand Finals at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, as well as her 2013 TSA/APRA New Songwriter of the Year award. Now she has released her debut EP Hell’s Half Acre which captures the essence and graceful … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Tracy McNeil
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SIX STRINGS: Tracy McNeil

Tracy McNeil released her new solo album Nobody Ever Leaves last week to strong reviews (including ours) and now she has started a comprehensive tour (dates below) to celebrate its release and spread the magic with her great band The Good Life that includes guitarist Luke Sinclair of Raised By Eagles. McNeil was kind enough to take some … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Jenny Queen
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SIX STRINGS: Jenny Queen

Sydney-based US singer/songwriter Jenny Queen recently released her new LP Small Town Misfits which we summarised in our review as “A very good album that proves how catchy melodies and astute, substantive songwriting can successfully coexist.” Queen was kind enough to answer our Six Strings Q&A and give us an insight into her musical world. … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS: Darren Cross (stream the new single)
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SIX STRINGS: Darren Cross (stream the new single)

Darren Cross has been part of the music industry for the last two decades as a member of a number of bands, most notably 90s indie pop upstarts Gerling. He’s also a soundtrack composer, runs the music and video production company Bernstein Studios, has co-written with Jagwar Ma and is now one half of Jep and Dep … Continue reading