Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Lady Lyon

Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Lady Lyon

The Sydney country slingers tell us what they're loving right now

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Written by Cameron Menegoni

Boot scootin' their way out of the Sydney Inner West and country music scene comes enchanting cowgirl blues outfit Lady Lyon. Etching out a distinct alt-country sound all their own and with fresh new EP titled Friends In Hell just out, Hayley and Ross of Lady Lyon take us through some of their current Australian music favourites.

Jay Squire - South Pacific


Ross: First Up we have a track from our dear friend, Jay Squire. It’s called South Pacific and it’s a real tropical jam. Very good times, all sunshine. Enjoy.

Georgia Mulligan - Omissions


Hayley: Our second pick is a song by Sydney indie artist Georgia Mulligan. This song Omissions was released a few months ago and Georgia is an incredible singer-songwriter whose album is coming out in November. Her voice cuts like a knife and her songwriting is just unrivalled (in my opinion) in the indie music scene. So, enjoy.

Maia Toakley - Eye To Eye


Ross: Next up we have another Sydney singer-songwriter-musician, Maia Toakley. This is a track called Eye To Eye off her debut EP released a couple of months ago titled Reverie.

Hayley: I think it’s my favourite song on the EP.

Ross: It’s a ripper.

Hayley: It’s incredible.

Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys - Even Cowgirls Cry


Hayley: Our fourth song, is by the mightiest of people in Caitlin Harnett (and her band) & The Pony Boys with Even Cowgirls Cry. This is an incredible song. I mean, we obviously know Caitlin really well. We’ve watched her release her first album and this track is a taste of what’s coming on the next album. It’s incredible to see Caitlin’s style just get bigger and bigger and bigger and more refined.

Andy Golledge - Country Band


Ross: Next up for our selections we’ve got a track by the.. intimitable? I don’t know how to ever say that word. Anyway, you know what I’m saying.

Hayley: Inbabbable!

Ross: it’s Andy Golledge and the Andy Golledge Band with their brand new track called Country Band. Funny because I think Andy’s always played country music, but for some reason this is definitely the most country they’ve ever sounded. Rollicking faster than usual, a bit of a shuffle.

Hayley: It’s a barnstormer.

Ross: A real barnstormer.

Gabriella Cohen - Dream Woman


Hayley: The last but not least song pick for today is Gabriella Cohen’s Dream Woman. This song is an incredible dance tune in the best possible way, with actually no dance beats in it. Gabriella said this was conceived in a water tank studio deep in Australia’s Sunshine Coast Hinterland and then it was brought to life with help from Sam Cromack from Ball Park Music and Prawn Records. She’s also said that Dream Woman is the best kiss you’ve ever had...

Ross: Wow.

Hayley: Which I would one hundred percent agree with that. My boyfriend might be upset but I would agree listening to this song, it’s a great kiss.

Ross: He can get angry after he hears this.

Lady Lyon - Charity Bag


Hayley: We’re going to go out with our latest single. It’s called Charity Bag. It was just released a couple of days ago. It is the most country song we’ve ever released and probably the most country song I’ll ever write and it’s about dickheads in the music industry. When I first wrote it, it was a real slow sort of melancholy track and now it is the biggest song everytime we play.

Ross: There’s even a pick slide in there for you punk rock enthusiasts.

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