Emily Mae Winters has a deep understanding and love of the lyrical form, she moved from Ireland to study music and drama in London and is involved in spreading her love of poetry in a variety of venues. It serves her well, as her debut release Siren Serenade is a compelling listen as she marries her passion of Irish, English and American folk traditions. Robyn Hitchcock at 63 has released a brilliant album, he was urged by his producer to forge a release with the memory of his early group, The Soft Boys at the forefront. (Check out their essential 2nd album, Underwater Moonlight from 1980.) While the guitarist of that ensemble, Kimberley Rew had success with Katrina and The Waves, Hitchcock has been a psych-pop maverick, slowly unveiling his musical visions, this being his 21st. We also feature the new album from Brisbane alt-folk (with a twist) ensemble, Elbury plus the calming  ambient pop of Braille Face from Melbourne.

Track: Beauty on the bottom
Artist: JOHN FLANAGAN TRIO
Release: Beauty on the bottom
Label: Self Released

Track: Hook, Line and Sinker
Artist: EMILY MAE WINTERS
Release: Siren Serenade
Label: Self released

Track: 1970 in Aspic
Artist: ROBYN HITCHCOCK
Release: Robyn Hitchcock
Label: Yep Roc

Track: Bittersweet
Artist: EMMA SWIFT
Release: Emma Swift
Label: Laughing Outlaw Records

Track: White Sands
Artist: GAL GRACEN
Release: Summer Interludes 7″
Label: Self Released

Track: Old Roads
Artist: ELBURY
Release: Haunting Ground
Label: Self Released

Track: But She Knew
Artist: GOOD HORSEY
Release: Kazue
Label: Trakshun

Track: The Coast of New South Wales
Artist: DANIEL CHAMPAGNE
Release: Fault Lines
Label:

Track: Hotel International
Artist: LUCY ROLEFF
Release: This Paradise
Label: Lost and Lonesome

Track: Because
Artist: BRAILLE FACE
Release: Koya
Label: Spirit Level

Track: Chomsky’s Sweater
Artist: PICKLE DARLING
Release: Spring Onion Pancakes
Label: Z Tapes

 

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