Singer-songwriter Anna Smyrk recently dropped her second EP, Swim, and I’m certain you’re going to love this five strong selection.
Recorded in a Central Victorian farmhouse, Swim brought together a band of old friends on violin, banjo, dobro, double bass and drums, with Anna’s sister on backing vocals. The end result is a rousing collection of contemporary folk music, bound together by Anna’s thoughtful lyrics and distinctive vocals.
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Singer-songwriter Wallis Bird is back with Woman, her first album release since 2016’s Home. Occasionally politically charged, often emotionally raw, and always beautifully crafted, it’s signature Bird, powered by a synthesis of folk, soul, and a little bit of electro-pop.
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It’s definitely fair to say Steel Panther aren’t for everyone. But for every heavy and hair metal hater, and for all those who’d rather not mix parody with punk, there’s a loyal Steel Panther fan to balance it all out, and with latest album Heavy Metal Rules, the California rockers are happily continuing to cater to the latter.
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