Australian Andrew Swift’s new single is a fine piece of country, with an upbeat tune coupled to lyrics about coping with self-doubt. It’s taken from his award-winning album ‘Call Out For The Cavalry’, out now. Nice video too.
From their latest album “Strange Chemistry”, their first for four years, out on July 12th, this is Florida’s Have Gun, Will Travel and a fine jangly piece of upbeat rock. Great video too.
There will always be a demand for top class Americana rock’n’roll (and if that’s not a thing it should be), and South Carolina’s High Divers can fill that need nicely. They’re already two albums into their career and this is their second EP which, frankly, rocks. That’s not the most nuanced of critical judgements it’s true but it does. There are six tracks replete with harmonies, melodies and a bit of attitude and all are supremely more-ish. Often somewhat reminiscent of Tom Petty (perhaps inevitably, given the man was the gold standard), the band are tight and crisp without ever sounding slick, forced or over-produced. Continue reading “The High Divers “Ride With You” (Independent, 2019)”
A great live take, with more than ten musicians crammed in, of the new song from Ohio indie-folkers Oliver Hazard. Fun and rather lovely.
A brilliant animated video accompanies the great new single from Canadian outfit Wintersleep, from their album “In The Land Of”, out now. They’ll be over this side of the pond in September too.
This is the new single from Jeb Loy Nichols, taken from his upcoming album “June Is Short, July Is Long”, out on July 5th. Recorded in Wales, where he now lives, with his touring band, it’s a short sharp slice of groove-heavy delight.
Now here’s a thing. The very up and coming indeed Blue Highways new single “Play Johnny Play” features some great UK Americana guitarists including a couple of Champs as well. A proper piece of rock’n’roll featuring the mighty vocals of Callum Lury, it’s released today and you can get it here And you should.
From their new album “Living Mirage”, out now, this has great harmonies, proper lyrics, is unashamedly poppy and builds into a proper epic. That’ll do.
This is rather nice from California outfit Eva & the Vagabond Tales. from their new album “Uncharted Ocean”, out now, it’s a sweet slice of indie-folk (with banjo!).
A bit late on this but here at AUK Towers we always have time for the great Chip Taylor. This is from his new album “Whiskey Salesman”, out in June. He’s also in the UK for a few dates in November which, frankly, is unmissable.