Category: alt country

Trey Brown – Don’t You See?

Taken from 2008’s Smoke A’ Risin’ this is the perfect introduction to Austin’s alt-country entry Trey Brown. It takes dedication and craft to sound this relaxed on record and a good deal more to pack a vocal melody that is […] 

Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone

Can’t beat a bit of alt country with a singer that sounds all the world like a youthful Stevie Nicks. And Nikki Lane isn’t just content to leave it at recording gems like ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’ either as she has […] 

Ken Stringfellow – Doesn’t It Remind You of Something (feat. Charity Rose Thielen)

It’s not a new trick, this beauty and the grizzled old bear routine because one only has to go back to the successful Isobel Campbel and Mark Lanagen collaboration (and Kylie and Nick Cave, Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews before […] 

The Sister Ruby Band – Graceland Smile


Orba Squara – The Trouble With Flying


The Wilderness of Manitoba – Orono Park


The Ascetic Junkies – Get What You Want, Get What You Need

Wasn’t expecting a lot with a name like that, much less when the sound of a country twang hoved into ear view. Thankfully though I wasn’t as trigger happy on the delete function as normal and the Ascetic Junkies began […] 

Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden – In The End

Day 2 of our 2-day ramble off the indie pop highway and quite by chance it is again a slice of alt country that is filling our senses with glee (or not given the melodrama on offer). This one comes […] 

Ida – The Pain of Loving You

You know things have reached crisis point when the first words spoken by your baby are goo goo zela. I’ll admit I’ve been letting my paternal duties slip since June 11 and the guilt I’m feeling isn’t likely to cease […] 

Hayden – Home By Saturday

I’m sure there are a hundred better exponents of alt country but since it’s not a genre I seek out I’ve gotta say that at this moment in time Hayden Desser is the best. He’s been around for a bit […] 

The Flying Change – If You See Something, Say Something

The Flying Change are that neatest of prospects, a band in full control of the instruments they play. As it happens only songwriter Sam Jacobs is a permanent member and his guests are carefully selected so that tunes like ‘If […] 

Utah Carol – I'm Sorry Maria

Grant Birkenbeuel and JinJa Davis are Utah Carol and that simple structure is carried through to the music that they make, a lazy hazy stroll through the country with a warm breeze in your hair. ‘I’m Sorry Maria’ is taken […] 

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