Every week, ABC Country's Grass Roots program shines a light on the best independently released Australian country content. Selected from the hundreds of new tracks submitted, the one-hour program is now available on demand as well as premiering each Monday at 9pm on ABC Country, showing the health of Aussie country music across all its sub-genres. Here are four of this week's tracks you should have on your radar.
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The Buckleys – Too Fast
The brand new release from 'hippy country' family band The Buckleys, Too Fast, puts a fresh twist on 1960s dream-pop complete with a dash of country. As a full-circle moment, the band shot the accompanying music video at a local pub in the NSW Northern Rivers region, where their dad would play frequently.
The Pleasures – Homewreckers
The alt country duo comprising Catherine Britt and Lachlan Bryan show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Homewreckers is lifted from their debut album, The Beginning Of The End, which has earned them Golden Guitar nominations for Alt Country Album and Group/Duo Of The Year.
Matt Joe Gow & Kerryn Fields – Love Ya Like I Can
Kiwi born and Australian based Matt Joe Gow and Kerryn Fields bring one of the most infectious tunes to hit in recent times. The acoustic smash has one mighty chorus and chants complete with “wahoo”s and hand-claps. It’s their second official release as a proper duo, and is taken from their forthcoming album due around May 2024.