Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar give us an insight into the songs on their latest album ‘Utopia and Wasteland’ which “explores a formidable range of human emotions and political ideas, and one that flits easily between the minuscule detail and the grand statement.”
Ninebarrow’s The Waters & The Wild is a testament that this is a duo of traditional integrity. They will not conform and jump on the latest bandwagon. Instead, they have the patience and confidence to gently sew new patterns onto familiar tapestry.
Taken from his forthcoming sophomore album, Cliffhanger, watch the latest video from Grimm Grimm (the musical moniker of Koichi Yamanoha) for Ballad of a Cell Membrane, comparable to the sonic fragility of Syd Barrett’s later recordings and the cosmic folk leanings of Vashti Bunyan.
The Milk Carton Kids announce new album, ‘All The Things That I Did and All The Things That I Didn’t Do’ and share new single ‘One More For The Road.’ An epic 10 minute-plus musical excursion through folk, jazz and psychedelia, the landmark track serves as a remarkable signpost of what the album has in store.
Veteran singer songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter has just released ‘Sometimes just the Sky’, a reimagined set of songs that span a thirty-plus year long career. We met to chat about the inspiration behind the project.
Our Folk Show this week features forthcoming releases from Emma Tricca, Aidan O’Rourke, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, Pharis & Jason Romero, Heidi Talbot & John McCusker, R. W. Hedges, Trampled by Turtles and Cicada Rhythm