Following a successful release of his 2018 5-track EP Venture In Vain, Melbourne based Americana artist Riley Catherall is back with the first single off an upcoming full length record. Pray That I Won’t Be Long paints a life on a never-ending white line of driving through the small hours, overcoming the superstition of the long mile home.
Working with some of the industry’s biggest names for his debut record (Bill and Kasey Chambers), Riley’s graceful trajectory into the Australian Alt‐Country Music world has not gone unnoticed, receiving both local and international attention and is a credible representation of his status as a one of the country’s most promising young songwriters.
Riley will be launching his new single with a tour throughout the NSW, Victoria and the ACT.
Georgia State Line
Honest, agile, and refreshingly self-assured, Georgia State Line’s unique brand of country-infused melancholy yields music that’s equal parts heartsick and hopeful.
Comprised of some of Melbourne's most celebrated musicians - Tom Brooks, Patrick Wilson and Laura Baxter - and fronted by lauded songwriter Georgia Delves, the band melds both vintage and contemporary sounds to craft songs steeped in Tennessee sunsets. Delves’ voice is effortlessly colourful, lyrical and textural with a depth and grace to rival even the most revered of talents.
Emily Fairlight (NZ)
Emily Fairlight has a proper folk singer’s background: a teenage runaway adventurer in Australia and India, a circus school student who once sang naked at a burlesque night on a whim, a female-friendly pornography-free sex toy shop assistant, a barista and a runner /jack of all trades at a digital visual effects company.
With its New Zealand rural Gothic / Texas borderlands feel, Mother Of Gloom is an elusive creature. Ultimately, the prevalence of acoustic guitar and intimate sharing of lived experience through song suggest it is folk music or, as Fairlight self-deprecatingly calls it, “doom folk”.