• Lotte Mullan - Love's Bonfire

    Featured Album: Lotte Mullan - Love's Bonfire

    Recording in Nashville with Band Of Horses Lotte Mullan tells finely etched tales of heartbreak and hope on Love’s Bonfire an album ablaze with superb songcraft throughout.
  • Richard Kitson – Hermit Hill

    Featured Album: Richard Kitson – Hermit Hill

    A highly talented guitarist who marries blues and folk styles into a fresh new sound, Hermit Hill also proves that Richard Kitson has the songs and a storyteller’s gift.
  • Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman – Tomorrow Will Follow Today

    Featured Album: Tomorrow Will Follow Today

    Out of the circuit for almost a decade, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have hit a rich vein of form since their return and Tomorrow Will Follow Today finds the duo at their best.
  • Allison Moorer – Down To Believing

    Featured Album: Allison Moorer – Down To Believing

    Allison Moorer’s 'Down To Believing' is a brave walk a through turbulent thunderstorm of emotions in search of the hope that flickers like a lightning rod ahead.
  • Aidan O’Rourke – Music For Exhibition & Film

    Featured Album: Aidan O’Rourke – Music For Exhibition & Film

    The first of what promises to be a varied set of EPs, Music For Exhibition & Film finds Aidan O’Rourke in visionary mode, but the mental movie is yours for the making.
  • Asleep at the Wheel – Still the King

    Featured Album: Asleep at the Wheel – Still the King

    Asleep At The Wheel call on old friends and new with a younger generation drawn to re-flame the torch for western swing and their ongoing tribute to The King, Bob Wills.
  • Michael Feuerstack – The Forgettable Truth

    Featured Album: Michael Feuerstack – The Forgettable Truth

    Canadian Michael Feuerstack is a one man music industry and The Forgettable Truth is the latest poetic bulletin in an extraordinary career and a record to harmonise head and heart.
  • Breda Maycock – Breda Maycock

    Featured Album: Breda Mayock

    Breda Mayock has the voice and her self titled album the songs of enchantment, beautifully played and arranged this is music that creates its own serene, inviting world.
  • Dan Walsh - Incidents & Accidents

    Featured Album: Dan Walsh - Incidents & Accidents

    Combining dizzying instrumental flair with a maturing songwriter’s voice Incidents & Accidents strips Dan Walsh’s sound back to its core and is all the more powerful for it.
  • Merry Hell – The Ghost In Our House And Other Stories

    Featured Album: The Ghost In Our House And Other Stories

    Their third album, The Ghost In Our House And Other Stories, finds Merry Hell at the rebel heart of folk-rock adding real sophistication to their high energy good time mix.
  • Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith

    Featured Album: Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith

    Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith is simply that. Two fans pay a beautifully crafted tribute to the late songsmith for the sheer love of his music.
  • Inge Thomson – Da Fishing Hands

    Featured Album: Inge Thomson – Da Fishing Hands

    On Da Fishing Hands Inge Thomson and her collaborators have painted a vivid picture of a changed and changing community. A mesmerisingly beautiful record.
  • Emily Barker – The Toerag Sessions

    Featured Album: Emily Barker – The Toerag Sessions

    The Toerag Sessions is a masterclass in the art and craft of songwriting and an instructive and insightful record by one of today’s leading singer/songwriters.
  • Artist of the Month: The Grenaways

    Artist of the Month: The Grenaways

    Our Artist of the month are Cornish based band The Grenaways. Read our interview and review of their album 'Be Still Young Heart'.
  • David Roberts – St Clears

    Featured Album: David Roberts – St Clears

    David Roberts debut album St Clears is a quietly beautiful album, blessed with a classic sound that becomes more compelling with each listen.
Hannah Sanders - Charms Against Sorrow

Hannah Sanders – Charms Against Sorrow

Album Reviews 31 March 2015

With Charms Against Sorrow, Hannah Sanders places a wide range of traditional songs in a contemporary folk setting and in the process enables the listener to experience them in a new light on this finely-crafted and beautifully realised debut record.

Bella Hardy - With The Dawn

Bella Hardy – With The Dawn

Album Reviews 31 March 2015

Bella Hardy’s seventh studio album ‘With The Dawn’ contains originals that deftly bridges new and old, forging new links between the two without forgetting the importance of the song, another feather in the cap for an award winning artist.

Thumbnail image for Tyrannosaurus Rex – My People Were Fair… / Prophets, Seers And Sages: Angels Of The Ages / Unicorn

Tyrannosaurus Rex – My People Were Fair… / Prophets, Seers And Sages: Angels Of The Ages / Unicorn

Album Reviews 31 March 2015

These new editions are both handsome and pretty much definitive, and likely the most desirable ones to have residing permanently in your Tyrannosaurus Rex collection.

New Album from Martin Simpson - Andy Cutting - Nancy Kerr: Murmurs

New Album from Martin Simpson – Andy Cutting – Nancy Kerr: Murmurs

Interviews 30 March 2015

With the excitement already mounting for the release of Murmurs, the new album from Martin Simpson – Andy Cutting – Nancy Kerr. Topic Records reveal a new video interview with Nancy in which she talks about one of the fiddles that she uses on the new album. One she bought when she was just 18.

Lowri Evans Interview

Lowri Evans Interview

Interviews 30 March 2015

Welsh singer-songwriter Lowri Evans made the most of a recent trip to the US where she played several gigs in the Big Apple before heading onto the Folk Alliance International in Kansas City. We caught up with her recently to ask her about the trip and the unexpected final showcase for Michael Eavis.

Brooke Sharkey - White Chalk

Brooke Sharkey – White Chalk

Song of the Day 30 March 2015

Our Song of the Day is ‘White Chalk’ by Brooke Sharkey accompanied by Adam Beattie. Watch their new video which was directed by Melodie Roulaud. It’s a mesmerising performance. They are both on tour from next month so try and see them live if you can.

Thirty Pounds of Bone – The Taxidermist

Thirty Pounds of Bone – The Taxidermist

Album Reviews 30 March 2015

The Taxidermist is the fourth full-length album from Thirty Pounds of Bone, the nom de plume of Shetland born multi-instrumentalist Johny Lamb. It marks a departure from its predecessor in being an entirely one-man show with Lamb playing everything, recorded live (with no overdubs or edits) in a cellar in West Cornwall.

Kings of the South Seas - Weary Whaling Grounds

Kings of the South Seas – Weary Whaling Grounds

Song of the Day 27 March 2015

Our Song of the Day comes from Kings of the South Seas who join Bellowhead on tour next month. Weary Whaling Grounds is their first single from their debut album. Far from glorifying those days the song brings a harsh reality to them. The brutal sound of the music and the repenting lyrics speak loudly.

Thumbnail image for Aardman create Seasick Morph

Aardman create Seasick Morph

Music News 27 March 2015

Head of Modelmaking at Aardman, Enty, transforms Morph into Seasick Steve to celebrate the release of Sonic Soul Surfer. Like Steve, Morph even has his own version of a hubcap guitar and a Mississippi drum machine, cleverly made out of bits of junk that were lying around the modelmaking studio.

Pharis and Jason Romero - A Wanderer I’ll Stay

Pharis and Jason Romero – A Wanderer I’ll Stay

Album Reviews 27 March 2015

There’s a lot to savour on ‘A Wanderer I’ll Stay’, not least a free and easy feel to the delivery, some deeply embedded hooks that emerge the more you listen and cultured playing. Allied to some good songs and those incredible voices, it’s a delicious little nugget of an album.

Pentangle founder John Renbourn dies

Pentangle founder John Renbourn dies

Music News 27 March 2015

British guitarist and founder of Pentangle John Renbourn has died aged 70. We take a brief look back at his history of which there are many highlights. Some of my favourite being his work with the late Bert Jansch.

Through the Static and Distance: The Songs of Jason Molina

Through the Static and Distance: The Songs of Jason Molina

Album Reviews 27 March 2015

This tribute provides a space in which some of the musicians who rightly look up to Molina’s work can express their gratitude to him and to his family. It also gives fans another perspective on the music of one of the best and most quietly influential songwriters to have ever tried his hand at the game. Jason Molina may never have known it, but he is not alone.

Mary Black - Final Tour of UK: The Last Call Tour

Mary Black – Final Tour of UK: The Last Call Tour

Music News 27 March 2015

Mary Black has announced to her last tour of the UK – The Last Call Tour will be Mary’s last tour outside Ireland. Having already visited North America, Germany, Holland and Belgium, these May dates will be Mary’s final UK concerts.

Dan Walsh Interview

Dan Walsh Interview

Featured Albums 26 March 2015

We were recently given the opportunity of an exclusive insight into Dan Walsh’s musical life from his inspirations and roots to his new album ‘Incidents and Accidents’ and the exciting collaborations that fit in between. How could we resist: Dan reveals all from crowd surfing in New Zealand to his all-time favourite songwriter.