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  • Treacherous Orchestra – Grind

    Featured Album: Treacherous Orchestra

    Working on a grand scale with incredible musical skill Treacherous Orchestra’s second album Grind is a masterpiece of symphonic invention and seat-of-the-pants virtuosity.
  • Martin Callingham – Tonight, We All Swim Free

    Featured Album: Tonight, We All Swim Free

    Stepping into the spotlight, Martin Callingham called on his friends from the Bristol scene to help create the beautifully realised statement album Tonight, We All Swim Free.
  • 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.
  • Dan Webster – The Tin Man

    Featured Album: Tin Man

    A good looking CD, Dan Webster’s The Tin Man also sounds fabulous as his newly learnt production skills make the most of some great playing and his literate songcraft and superb voice.
  • 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.
  • Gretchen Peters – Blackbirds

    Featured Album: Blackbirds

    Enjoying the recognition of her peers Blackbirds proves Gretchen Peters is ready to take her place amongst the very best of America’s singer songwriters as she shines her light into life’s shadows.
  • False Lights - Salvor

    Featured Album - False Lights - Salvor

    Linking two outstanding talents in Jim Moray and Sam Carter, with Sam Nadel, Tom Moore, Nick Cooke and Jon Thorne, False Lights took Folk East 2014 by storm. Salvor is reason why.
  • The Unthanks – Mount the Air

    Artists of the Month: The Unthanks

    Two years in the making and recorded in their own new studio set up, Mount The Air encapsulates all of the contradictions that make The Unthanks so beautifully thrilling. Read our review and Interview.
  • Franz Robert Wild – The French House

    Featured Album – The French House

    As a music-obsessed teenager in southern France, Franz Robert Wild gradually learned to turn his passion into his own songs and The French House proves the merit of living your dream.
  • Streets Of Laredo – Volume I & II

    Featured Album: Streets Of Laredo – Volume I & II

    It’s taken two years patient work but Streets Of Laredo finally have the debut album that they always intended in the twisty, psychedelic, country-folk rumble of Volume I & II.
Listen: Colleen - Captain of None

Listen: Colleen – Captain of None

New Music

Captain of None is the new album from French multi-instrumentalist Colleen which is due for release via Thrill Jockey on April 7th, listen to the title track here.

Michael Feuerstack - The Forgettable Truth

Michael Feuerstack – The Forgettable Truth

Album Reviews

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.

Steve Ashley - This Little Game

Steve Ashley – This Little Game

Album Reviews

To say the album is accomplished would belittle the talent on show and the consistency of Steve Ashley’s output over five decades. ‘This Little Game’ may just be one of his best.

New Album: The Woodbine & Ivy Band - Sleep On Sleeping On (+ Premiere and Song of the Day)

New Album: The Woodbine & Ivy Band – Sleep On Sleeping On

Première

Next month on March 9th sees the return of The Woodbine & Ivy Band with Sleep On Sleeping On. Listen to the premiere of Arm a Nation, our Song of the Day.

Thumbnail image for James McMurtry – Complicated Game

James McMurtry – Complicated Game

Album Reviews

James McMurtry’s latest offering ‘Complicated Game’ is unflinching in its storytelling, delivered with unembellished honesty and deep empathy, it may well prove one of the finest Americana albums of the year.

New Album: William Elliott Whitmore - Radium Death

New Album: William Elliott Whitmore – Radium Death

Music News

William Elliott Whitmore returns in March with a new album. Radium Death marks a sonic change as he plays electric guitar and goes for a fuller sound. Listen to Healing To Do.

The Attic Story and Karen Dalton - Red Are The Flowers

The Attic Story and Karen Dalton – Red Are The Flowers

Features

Our Song of the Day is from Karen Dalton, a live version of her singing Red are the Flowers. It was recorded at a coffee house called The Attic in Boulder, Colorado in 1962.

Premiere: Rathborne - Little Moment

Premiere: Rathborne – Little Moment

Première

We have a Song premiere today from Rathbone, a name that has been winning fans from Zane Lowe to Devendra Banhart. Listen to ‘Little Moment’ from his latest album ‘Soft’.

Tom Brosseau - Perfect Abandon

Tom Brosseau – Perfect Abandon

Album Reviews

A one room, one microphone recording with no overdubs by John Parish, the music on Tom Brosseau’s Perfect Abandon is redolent of dust bowl ballads or early Sun sides…stripped of embellishment to reinforce the songs.

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman - Tomorrow Will Follow Today

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman – Tomorrow Will Follow Today

Album Reviews

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.

The Phantom Band - Fears Trending

The Phantom Band – Fears Trending

Album Reviews

The atmosphere on the latest release from The Phantom Band is darker and moodier than their previous offering, evoking a twilit landscape haunted by isolation.

Listen: The Tallest Man On Earth - Sagres

Listen: The Tallest Man On Earth – Sagres

Music News

The Tallest Man on Earth provides a further glimpse into his new album with the first single ‘Sagres’. Dark Bird is Home is released on May 12th via Dead Oceans.

Watch: Old Crow Medicine Show - Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer

Watch: Old Crow Medicine Show – Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer

Video

Old Crow Medicine Show get a little time off for good behaviour in their latest video for Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer as they plan a prison break…

alt-J - Pusher

alt-J – Pusher

Video

I’ve seen some powerful videos in my time but the recent video for alt-J’s ‘Pusher’ left me speechless – “I wanted this film to be very humanist and as deep and simple as it could be.”