by Sean Jewell :: Marlon Williams‘s self-titled album is the best Americana album around right now. He’s from New Zealand. This is not really that surprising. We love our Southern Hemisphere counterparts. The garage rock of Milk Records and Courtney Barnett, to the blue-grass of Mustered Courage, and Fraser Gorman‘s excellent “Slow Gum” Americana record have […]

by Sean Jewell :: Fraser Gorman‘s eccentric country soul record Slow Gum is out in the US today. The Australian Americana musician has found a home on Courtney Barnett‘s Milk! Records label, and it couldn’t be a better fit. Barnett is a Cobain for the new generation and her taste has as much value as […]

By Sean Jewell :: It’s cool, you don’t have to muster your courage to get ready for this. It’s good. Australia has a long history of cowboys, and cattle ranching, and while they’re missing one very important ingredient in bluegrass – The Appalachian Mountains – they were a country colonized by the UK, so the same […]