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Kasey Chambers

Next year will mark 20 years since the release of Kasey Chambers’ debut album, The Captain, and yet despite this she is still incredibly humble and self deprecating when speaking about her journey. “To be honest when I first started playing music, even before The Captain, I resigned myself to the fact I would never […]

Jamie McDell – Extraordinary Girl

Whilst you wouldn’t normally associate country music with New Zealand, songstress Jamie McDell puts forth a record which sits effortlessly within the genre. McDell does a wonderful job of blending touching singer-songwriter elements with the catchiness of pop all under a veneer of country sounds. Throughout the record McDell’s vocal performance slides from sultry to […]

Justin Timberlake – Man Of The Woods

With his fifth studio album the preeminent pop sensation Justin Timberlake has leaned heavily into the Tennessee Kids side of his life. This new record comes after a five year hiatus and has him exploring a vastly different musical style. Man Of The Woods aptly employs a bunch of country, soul, disco, funk and gospel […]

The Meltdown

The Meltdown have brewed up a concoction of songs which defy genre boundaries by blending in elements from jazz, blues, southern soul, roots, gospel and just a pinch of country. With so many elements playing a part in these songs it was crucial that they had one binding force, which comes in the form of […]

The Man In Black

It’s been over a decade since the death of Johnny Cash, but his appeal shows no signs of waning – and nor is it restricted to any one group of fans. “When I stand onstage and see an 18-year-old punk rocker over there and a bunch of 80-year-old women over there, I’m a little torn […]

CASH SAVAGE AND THE LAST DRINKS

“I once heard a band say ‘what’s the point of playing but then going out and giving it your all afterwards?’” quotes Melbourne minstrel Cash Savage on the topic of post-show celebrations. “For me, the shows are the most important part of the tour. We want to make sure that we are all capable of […]