NEW MUSIC: Tanya Ransom – Breakdown To Breakthrough
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NEW MUSIC: Tanya Ransom – Breakdown To Breakthrough

West Australian songwriter Tanya Ransom has a brand new EP out called Breakdown To Breakthrough and today we’re featuring the title-track which possesses one of those magical choruses that lifts the song skyward, soaring on a beautiful melodic run. The art of doing that while singing about troubled times is what makes it that much … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: David Garnham and the Reasons to Live – Holding Pattern
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NEW MUSIC: David Garnham and the Reasons to Live – Holding Pattern

I’m a big fan of David Garnham‘s music; the way he can dial into straight and true folk music and then shift gears to the open highway of an alt-country song with his band (the Reasons to Live) in full flight. The latter is perfectly executed on this new track, ‘Holding Pattern’. The song swaggers … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Nick Watt – Chimes in the Wind
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NEW MUSIC: Nick Watt – Chimes in the Wind

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Nick Watt released his new album a few weeks ago and one of its highlights is ‘Chimes in the Wind’, a Cohen-esque folk ballad that won us over with metronomic and percussive finger-picking, warm bass notes and his austere and rich vocal intonations that add the requisite drama and forlorn mood to the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Redlands – Falling Down
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NEW MUSIC: The Redlands – Falling Down

Hot off the press and released today is the brand new single from band The Redlands, on the still fairly new label Cheatin’ Heart Records (Fenn Wilson) ‘Falling Down’ finds the North West Victorian trio achieving a symbiotic blend of country, folk and bluegrass with its sonic pot pourri of banjo, pedal steel and acoustic … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Roseline – Seven Hundred Second Chances
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NEW MUSIC: The Roseline – Seven Hundred Second Chances

‘Seven Hundred Second Chances’ is the brand new single from Lawrence, Kansas Americana band The Roseline. It comes form their forthcoming new LP and follows the release of their 2020 album Good/Grief which we’ve previously written about. Here they get even more widescreen with a Ryan Adams melodicism and sway in the verses before electric … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Melissa Carper – Back When
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NEW MUSIC: Melissa Carper – Back When

Authenticity and originality are key ingredients in the country and folk music that catches our ears and Melissa Carper‘s songwriting and voice immediately caught our attention when we heard ‘Back When’. The song comes from her new album Daddy’s Country Gold (released last Friday), one of the finest vintage country albums we’ve heard so far … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Loris and the Lion – Eat Me Alice
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NEW MUSIC: Loris and the Lion – Eat Me Alice

Here’s some bewitching and baroque English folk that possesses hints of Kate Bush, Aldous Harding and Joni Mitchell. Loris and the Lion (songwriter Georgia Harris and musician/producer Rich Bond) create a rich, shape-shifting piece of hallucinogenic Albion folk. What begins as an ornate and sparse sound is gradually transformed as elements are added to the … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Brodie and the Oxy Clinic – You’ll Be In Our Prayers
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Brodie and the Oxy Clinic – You’ll Be In Our Prayers

Ballarat group Brodie and the Oxy Clinic have a brand new self-titled EP out today and we’re stoked to be able to premiere the video for the single ‘You’ll Be In Our Prayers’. It kicks off at breakneck speed and doesn’t let up – hurtling through a blur of guitar strings, rockabilly via punk drums … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Juni Habel – Run Dry
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NEW MUSIC: Juni Habel – Run Dry

Juni Habel is a Norwegian songwriter who’s recently released ‘Run Dry’, the second single from her upcoming full-length debut album, All Ears. This single possesses a swirling, otherworldly baroque folk sound , built on her wonderful acoustic guitar playing and high register vocal that recalls singers such as Joni Mitchell, Aldous Harding and others. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Zach Phillips – The Lonely Hunter
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NEW MUSIC: Zach Phillips – The Lonely Hunter

‘The Lonely Hunter’ is the third track released from The Wine of Youth, the new album by San Diego-based singer-songwriter Zach Phillips. Based around a simple repeating guitar motif, Phillips weaves some sublime vocal melodies that rise and fall, circling those exquisite guitar notes and the subtle rhythm section. Lovely stuff. “The Wine of Youth” is … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Idle Joy – Little Rain
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NEW MUSIC: Idle Joy – Little Rain

Los Angeles band Idle Joy recently released their second album Your Stars and one of its highlights is the widescreen country rock of the song ‘Little Rain‘. Characterised by hot-wired guitars that slash and burn, jangle and twang across a loose and swaggering rock ‘n’ roll landscape, the song starts slow and steady before gathering … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: David James Allen – Tough Love
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NEW MUSIC: David James Allen – Tough Love

Ontario songwriter David James Allen has hit a wonderfully rich and immersive psychedelic folk-rock sound on this new song. There’s some Devendra Banhart weird wistfulness, backed by a burbling funk-lite rhythm section and some dovetailing vocals that deal in the theme of companionship and a deep romance between two people; one of them is dying … Continue reading