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 beauty and importance of this album lies partly in the fact that O’Hooley and Tidow recognise that an appreciation of this time of year – whether you want to call it Christmastime or not – is based on both personal and universal factors. This is an album of frosted beauty with a heart as warm as a coal fire.
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.
Ahead of a UK run of dates in February 2018, including Celtic Connections and London’s Bush Hall, Young Mary’s Records/Thirty Tigers are to release Colter Wall’s Imaginary Appalachia on January 19th on Vinyl and CD. We can’t recommend it enough.
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.
To mark the tenth anniversary UK tour of the acclaimed National Theatre production of War Horse, Songmaker John Tams and Songman Bob Fox release A Garland For Joey The War Horse Songbook. Listen to Bob Fox performing ‘Only Remembered’ and read about the stories behind the songs in John Tams own words.
Rob Bridge catches up with John Smith at Kenilworth Arts Festival. He talks about his new album ‘Headlong’ and his involvement in Martin Simpson’s new album ‘Trails and Tribulations’. He also manages to capture John performing ‘Save My Life’ live.
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.