LIST: DS Top Albums of 2012

2012 felt like somewhat of a mixed bag of musical lollies with our favourites encompassing americana, power pop, 80s synth, indie and many shades of psychedelia. The only thing that tied them all together was the strong streak of melody that each was built on. Even in the case of someone like Neil Young & Crazy Horse it was Young’s incredible weaving of musical notes … Continue reading LIST: DS Top Albums of 2012

SONIC KICKS | Albums That Shaped Me

Ahead of the release of his long awaited debut album Breaking Hearts and Saving Souls on August 1st, Roland K Smith of Roland K Smith & the Sinners takes us through some of the albums that shaped his musical life. The band will be doing a run of dates to celebrate the release of the album, check the details at the end of this post… The first album … Continue reading SONIC KICKS | Albums That Shaped Me

2012 | Twenty First Half Favourites

We’re already half away through 2012, crazy huh? It felt like it was a slow start to the year in terms of standout album releases but slowly things have picked up pace and some (in our ears) essential purchases have emerged. Here, in no particular order are twenty LPs that have captured our attention over the last six months.   LAMBCHOP | MR. M This … Continue reading 2012 | Twenty First Half Favourites

TOUR NEWS: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE ANNOUNCES NZ DATES…

On the back of his Australian tour JTE has also announced a run of dates through New Zealand. He’ll have his fresh new record Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now under his debonair arm. NZ Tour Dates Thurs 19th April – Dux live, Christchurch Fri 20th April – Bar Bodega, Wellington Sat 21st April- Kings Arms, Auckland Sun 22nd April – Leigh … Continue reading TOUR NEWS: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE ANNOUNCES NZ DATES…

REVIEW: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE @ Factory Theatre, Sydney 09/04/10

Justin Townes Earle is certainly doing the hard yards to grow his audience in this part of the world. This tour is his his third visit to Australia in the last 16 months and he seems to be garnering larger crowds and wider praise each time he plays here. Fresh from Bluesfest, Earle was doing a run of shows down the east coast including the … Continue reading REVIEW: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE @ Factory Theatre, Sydney 09/04/10

ON TOUR: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE returns to Australia…

Australia will once again be graced with the presence of Mr Justin Townes Earle when he returns for the Blues & Roots Festival in Byron Bay and some sideshows down the East Coast. This man is not to be missed and as an added bonus he will also have ex Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell along for the ride… 7th April 09 – Zoo, Brisbane 9th … Continue reading ON TOUR: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE returns to Australia…

NEWS: Download JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE live show…

Country folk troubadour Justin Townes Earle is truly an amazing live experience. Coming to Australia shortly, you can check out his live performance on the fabulous Internet Archive site from his spot at the Bloodshot Records BBQ. Check out the show HERE and make sure you have a look around the site, there are some grat live gigs posted up there. Continue reading NEWS: Download JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE live show…

REVIEW: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE – Midnight At The Movies

1 2 3 4 5 Reviewed for Wireless Bollinger Justin Townes Earle’s debut album The Good Life was a great introduction to a songwriter who has lived a chaotic life following in the footsteps of his of namesake’s Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt. Now comes his sophmore effort which takes the key strengths of the first record and refines them into a beautiful collection … Continue reading REVIEW: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE – Midnight At The Movies

NEWS: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE returns to Australia…

Justin Townes Earle put on an amazing live show at The Annandale Hotel in December and this October he returns to the same venue. I can guarantee that the place will be full as everyone who witnessed that show will be dragging a few others along this time round. Tour Dates 28 Sep Mojo’s Bar WA 1 Oct Grace Emily Hotel SA 2 Oct The … Continue reading NEWS: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE returns to Australia…