NATHAN SEECKTS THE HEART OF THE CITY

Tailing the stirring acoustica of 2016’s A Man Possessed EP, the debut solo LP from Nathan Seeckts delivers on the Geelong-based troubadour’s every golden promise—with added, powerfully expressive electric guitar textures reminiscent of local alt. country heroes Raised by Eagles. Seemingly hewn from Bellarine Peninsula basalt, Seeckts’ vocal is imbued with all the heartworn grit […]

I’M WITH HER SEE YOU AROUND

Australian audiences can enjoy a rare treat in the upcoming visit by I’m With Her for Bluesfest at Easter. IWH is a band rooted in a rare alchemy: three celebrated songwriters coming together to create music that reveals entirely new possibilities in their distinct and deep-seated talents. Since forming in 2014, Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, […]

GAV BROWN SOUND CIRCUS

Perth-based singer-songwriter Gavin Brown is a man of many sounds: guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica, mandolin, and ukulele among them. True to that formidable repertoire, debut LP Sound Circus showcases its creator’s immense musicality, along with a host of other treats. It’s an album of absorbing warmth and welcome, which seems to radiate most of all […]

TOWNES VAN ZANDT SKY BLUE

This extraordinary album, coming in March around the 7th, which would be his 75th birthday, consists of 11 solo, acoustic songs, 2 songs never heard before, a re-working of ‘Blue Ridge Mountains’,  covers of Richard Dobson’s ‘Forever, For Always, For Certain’ and Tom Paxton’s ‘Last Thing on My Mind’, a version of a legendary East […]

JOHN PAUL WHITE THE HURTING KIND

Three years after releasing his post-Civil Wars solo debut, White has excelled with this April release, featuring vocal contributions from Lee Ann Womack, Erin Rae, and the Secret Sisters. Co-produced alongside the Alabama Shakes’ Ben Tanner it also finds him co-writing with legendary Nashville songwriters like Bobby Braddock and Whisperin’ Bill Anderson. Single, ‘The Long […]

MARK LUCAS PRISONERS OF THE HEART

Since the 1980s, Mark experimented with rock and pop, before returning to his country and folk roots in the 1990s. These are not just stories; they are as observational snapshots often with cynicism to burn. The 20-tracks focus on his adroitly authored songs. His inspirations come from the worlds he inhabits, the people whose lives […]

JOSH RITTER FEVER BREAKS

Rolling Stone recently dubbed this album “classic Ritter on Muscle Shoals-bred steroids.”  Recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A with additional recording and mixing at Sound Emporium, the 10-song record was engineered by Matt Ross-Spang and features contributions from Jason Isbell (guitar and vocals) and his band the 400 Unit. The band includes Derry Deborja (piano, […]

SHOVELS & ROPE BY BLOOD

The alt-country duo made up of husband/wife team Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, are back with their fifth studio album and first new music since 2016. Fiery and fierce first single, ‘The Wire’ is a bold preview in the best way. It’s noticeably mod, though Hearst’s usual soulful, gritty vocals are fully intact, as […]

HAYES CARRL WHAT IT IS

Carrl has stated he felt “disconnected in a lot of different ways” – personally and politically – as he began writing songs for this album. I was writing about themes that were important to me — about my relationships, about the state of the world around me and my observation of that and how it […]

WARD THOMAS RESTLESS MINDS

Rising UK stars Ward Thomas the follow up to their UK #1 album Cartwheels,  Ward Thomas’ new outing features the country radio hits ‘Lie Like Me,’ ‘Never Know,’ and ‘No Filter’. The album is a diverse 15 song collection written in Nashville, London and Hampshire, with previous collaborators Jessica Sharman, Rebekah Powell and Martin Terefe […]