Unpaved’s best-loved releases of 2015

Our 2015 end of year list celebrates another year of mind-blowing and heart-tingling local, Melbourne and nationwide, releases on the country-folk, alt, Americana, twangeriffic side of music Unpaved holds dear. We’ve decided to include albums, EPs and singles, with a sample of sounds wherever possible. I’m reliably informed that music isn’t a competition, so rather than ranting and ranking, we invite you to take the time to listen and let the songs do the talking. We hope they hit you in the heart and move you as they’ve done to us, and please share the love of independent music with all of your family and friends. Wishing everyone a safe, joyous and throughly musical new year and look forward to seeing you at a local gig some time very soon.

Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams

Suzannah Espie – Mother’s Not Feeling Herself Today

Raised By Eagles — Diamonds in the Bloodstream

Jemma & The Clifton Hillbillies

Lost Ragas — Transatlantic Highway

Ben Mastwyk — Mornin’ Evenin’ 

Dan Parsons — Valleywood

Joshua Seymour — Rope Tied Hope

Ruby Boots — Solitude

Kev Carmody — Recollections… Reflections… (A Journey), a four CD Deluxe Box Set

Gallie — The Occoquan River

Saint Jude — III

The Stetson Family — True North

Shane Nicholson — Hell Breaks Loose

Jed Rowe — The Last Day of Winter

Alison Ferrier — Be Here Now

Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes — The Mountain

Michael Waugh — Heyfield Girl

Dan Lethbridge — Inner Western

Anna Cordell — These Walls

Leah Senior — Summer’s On The Ground

Various Artists — Buried Country 1.5

John Flanagan — Whatever Makes You Happy

Chris Pickering — Canyons

Ben Salter — The Stars My Destination

Mustered Courage — White Lies and Melodies

Kate Burke and Ruth Hazelton — Declaration

Áine Tyrrell — Queen of Swords

Brooke Russell — Never’s Gonna Take Too Long

Bill Jackson — The Wayside Ballads Vol 1

Nick Payne — Old Sydney Town

Rob Snarski – Low Fidelity (Songs by Request Volume 1)

Tom Dockray — One Finger Salute

Willow Darling (self-titled)

Anne McCue — Blue Sky Thinkin’

Madeline Leman — Tennessee Diamond

James Thomson — Cold Moon

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