Album cover artwork for Lachlan BryanLachlan Bryan & the Wildes clocked in their 10-year anniversary in 2020, releasing a brilliant live album sourced from archival recordings, Nearest Misses. This new album was mostly completed before COVID became a reality, with a few tweaks since.

It’s a ‘singer-songwriter’s science project’ which pushes the boundaries of country music: drum machines, drum loops, and an exploration of effects pedals are all part of the mix. The sounds may be a little different but the strength in songwriting is ever-present, including an appearance from Tim Rogers, who joins in for a co-write and sing. Lachlan Bryan & the Wildes share the highs and lows with downright honesty and sometimes a tongue-in-cheek moment – see the stand-out title track.

As Long As It’s Not Us by Lachlan Bryan & the Wildes is out now via Social Family.

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