Alt-country Australiana songstress Sal Kimber and her band The Rollin’ Wheel are back with a stunning second single, ‘Hell and Highwater‘.

This newest release from their forthcoming album comes on the back of the rapturous welcome of first single ‘Stumble in The Dark’ and a support spot with The Waifs.

Based on true events, ‘Hell and Highwater’ tells the story of a young boy (Billy) who was rescued from a harrowing flood, as well as a young girl (Georgia) who survives a bush fire near her family farm – stories that ring all too true for many. The poignant refrain “we make it through” is an anthem of resilience and strength, partially poignant as we come into summer and the dangers it poses for rural communities across Australia.

Kimber’s signature storytelling vocals and raw antipodean register plus The Rollin’ Wheel’s layers of keys and penetrating guitar licks are held down by an infectious groove provided by drummer Cat Leahy. With the addition of Ritchie Rose on bass, the single is another taste of the new album set for release in February 2016 (produced by Shane O’Mara and out through Vitamin Records).

‘Hell and Highwater’ will be accompanied by a launch tour across Victoria, taking in two rural festivals.


30 October – 1 November
Happy Wanderer Festival, Benalla VIC

6-8 November
Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival, Bendigo VIC

Saturday 21 November
Toff In Town, Melbourne VIC
support from Al Parkinson

Sunday 22 November
Beechworth Town Hall, Beechworth VIC
support from Tim Bowen