Apr 302013

Krista Polvere

Reservoir Drive (Sony/ATV)

3½ stars

She isn’t shy about using her persuasive female charms as a creative force. Track one has the subject losing her country maidenhead early. Which is one thing. Then there is the provocative sleeve shot setting the scene for some hormone-related man/woman swooning.krista polvere pic josh robenstone

With Black Crowes guitarist Marc Ford on axe and production (with Anthony Arvizu) dishing up some tidy guitar work, musically Polvere strikes at the heart of good alt country rock/folk. Based in Melbourne, she has a wonderfully understated, apple-martini voice and plies it on winsome tracks that seem sung from a place where you travel long distances to get anywhere. On Jack and Me, grungy, graceful tones flood in from the bass and slide guitar. For The Widow’s Daughter and The Golden Meadow, teasing melodies put you in any folk festival tent around the world, suffering a little at the beauty.

Next, Looking for Love, with the help of Ryan Adams, is stand-up, sex-driven, female alt-country-rock. Moving through, the brilliance is less pronounced, with her trump cards, save The Ruse and Beat Motel, up front

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/reservoir-drive-20130424-2ielv.html#ixzz2RuJpX0Lw

Apr 262013

Saskwatch is playing tomorrow night at Oxford Art Factory in Sydney -the last gig of the ‘I Get Lonely’ single tour and is this week’s Critic’s choice in the Sydney Morning Herald.

” …Another nine-piece from suburban Melbourne impressed when opening that show with their own evident love and understanding of old-school funk and soul: Saskwatch (Saturday, 8pm, Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst, oxfordartfactory.com, 9332 3711, $23.50). Led by impressive vocalist Nkechi Anele, they’re back on tour in support of new single I Get Lonely, which adds an irresistible, rolling surf-guitar twang to their already delicious sound.”
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/about-town/critics-choice-20130425-2ifmq.html#ixzz2RWqPmOyISASKWATCH 2 by Greta Parry high res-3

Apr 122013
These Machines Cut Razor Wire - fundraiser for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Thornbury Theatre, 4pm on Sunday, April 14

THESE MACHINES CUT RAZOR WIRE 2013   Music Fundraiser for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre  with a massive line-up including: Chris Wilson, Jeff Lang (Aria Blues Album of 2102 winner), Charles Jenkins, Suzannah Espie (Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist of the Year), Fraser A. Gorman, The Stillsons (duo), Nigel Wearne, Bill Jackson, Alison Ferrier, Mandy Connell, Beautiful Change, Ruth Lindsey, Les Thomas and more will be raising their voices in [more]

Apr 102013
We reached 23,852 punters before even picking up the phone

We checked our Facebook “people reached” figures and there it was. 23,852 for the week. (“People reached” means individual people who saw a post.) Of course we also reach many thousands more through conventional media as always. However, we had just consolidated all our social media channels—Blog, Facebook and Twitter. Surprised by the figures? Nah. Bertram!! More absinthe!!

Apr 082013
Krista Polvere launches Pledge Music campaign for Reservoir Drive album!  www.pledgemusic.com/projects/kristapolvere

PRESS RELEASE  Krista Polvere launches Pledge Music campaign for Reservoir Drive Alt/Country singer/songwriter Krista Polvere takes to the pages of Pledge Music to raise funds for the release of her second full length album in both Australia and the U.S.A. Krista penned 12 new songs for Reservoir Drive including ‘Jack and Me’, the follow up single to ‘Looking For [more]