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Melburnian musical magicians Blackbirds F.C. have been tempting us in a lascivious and wanton manner all year with series of sparkling singles leading up to the release of their album ‘Magiclands’, and the final result is a collection of reflective, yearning gems. Blackbirds FC have a deeply ingrained antipodean genetic make-up that stretches from over …

The music of Melbourne’s Tanya-Lee Davies has a sixties beehive velvet blush about it – a sort of Dusty Springfield/Nancy Sinatra slow waltz to something powered by Burt Bacharach or Jimmy Webb, with a touch of self-deprecating antipodean humour. Her album ‘Dreamland’ is a wonderful collection of wry, bittersweet tunes that are infused with a …

American singer-songwriter and composer Daniel Knox, played a 45 minute set consisting of 10 songsand explaining the meaning behind each song beforehand with some funny anecdotes.https://danielknox.com/ The Handsome Family sold out Liberty Hall Theatre Dublin, couldn’t stay for the full set due to last buses being booked out as they was another country star playing …

Sturt Avenue‘s ‘Best Friend’ provides an achingly beautiful tribute to the past and the indelible connections one has to certain people. The shimmering acoustic sound is augmented by the delicate harmonies and deep sense of yearning in the vocals. The band says of the track: ‘Best Friend’ is a breakup song written and recorded at …

A welcome return after six long years, Australian troubadour Henry Wagons brings his dulcet tones and eloquent style to his new single ‘(Don’t Be) Down and Out’. While Wagon’s deep sonorous vocals bring to mind those lords of darkness Nick Cave and Johnny Cash, his writing style recalls for me the late and great Kinky …

THE HANDSOME FAMILY ANNOUNCE SUMMER UK/IRELAND DATES FIRST TOUR OF UK AND IRELAND SINCE 2018 The Handsome Family have written some of the most haunting and beautiful songs in American music. During a 30-year career, Brett and Rennie Sparks have created songs that transform the mundane landscape of modern life into a place of mysterious …

We are very pleased to premiere the new single ‘Comin’ Back For You’ from meanjin/Brisbane outfit Hillsborough, and it’s just the right medicine to blow those mid-winter shivers away (for our antipodean readers) or to celebrate the blinding sun (for northerners). There is a satisfying swagger, a sort of alt country bluesy pace with a …

We are very pleased to provide an exclusive early listen to the new album ‘Wanderer’ from Queensland’s Darcy Kate. With a voice of smoky velvet and a slow burning sparkle to the sound, Kate is a prodigious talent: her songwriting is melodic and tinted with a touch of melancholia and her voice glides and floats …

We are very pleased to premiere the debut single ‘Chain of Fire’ from Sydney band Big Wheels. This is a stunning entre to the world of Big Wheels: an alt country flavour with yearning, layered vocals and harmonies ringing out over jangling, shimmering instrumentation. It is a track that sparkles like jewels in the sun. …

We are pleased to premiere today the new single from that curator of smooth salves for the soul, Dr Mann. The new single ‘Spinning In Circles’ has that Dr Mann signature: an alt country goodness lined with waves of slide guitars and catchy tunes. Main man Danny Mann’s deep sonorous vocals, lightened with Ines Burton’s …