This month, Karine Polwart releases her latest studio album A Pocket of Wind Resistance. She has just finished ten performances of Wind Resistance at The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, and we were keen to ask her about the inspiration behind those live performances, the attendant studio release and what else these wonders might lead to.
The latest release from The Wailin’ Jennys is a beautiful new collection of covers. An album of great tunes, re-arranged by a seasoned trio who know how to bring out the best in a song. It grows on you, song by song. We wholly recommend a listen!
Billy Bragg has shared a new lyric video for his poignant Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted which features on his new mini-album Bridges Not Walls released earlier this month on Cooking Vinyl.
Compass Records Group has acquired Folk Roots label Red House Records – The 34-year-old St Paul, MN-based imprint is an iconic brand in Americana and folk music and has been home to a long list of cornerstone artists of the genre, including The Wailin’ Jennys, Eliza Gilkyson, Greg Brown and more.
We talk to the Wild Ponies (Doug and Telisha Williams) who are now nearing the end of their UK tour. They provide an insight into their unique history as well as the genesis of their new album ‘Galax’ and their creative process.
An eclectic and global punchy kick-ass mix this week shaped very much by a few double helpings from the likes of Jiggy, Trad.Attack!, TootArd, as well as some top tunes from Eliza Carthy, Martyn Bennett and more.