Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting & Nancy Kerr - Murmurs

  • Seckou Keita – 22 Strings

    Featured Album: Seckou Keita – 22 Strings

    22 Strings finds Seckou Keita at the top of his game in a never less than compelling collection - musings on identity, place, history, of music viewed through the lenses of past and present.
  • Robert Chaney – Cracked Picture Frames

    Featured Album: Robert Chaney – Cracked Picture Frames

    With a talent partly forged in Florida and fuelled by French cinema’s New Wave Robert Chaney’s Broken Picture Frames marks the arrival of a notable new voice on the London music scene.
  • Eliza Carthy & Tim Eriksen – Bottle

    Featured Album: Eliza Carthy & Tim Eriksen – Bottle

    Eliza Carthy and Tim Eriksen finally found the means to combine their extraordinary talents and a couple of UK tours created the opportunity to open the Bottle in celebration.
  • Bhi Bhiman – Rhythm & Reason

    Featured Album: Bhi Bhiman – Rhythm & Reason

    Building on the acclaim for his debut, Rhythm & Reason finds Bhi Bhiman hitting a socially conscious, soul groove and combining the political and the personal with trademark wit and wisdom. Don’t miss his UK and Ireland Tour in June.
  • Great Lake Swimmers – A Forest of Arms

    Featured Album: Great Lake Swimmers – A Forest of Arms

    Packed with sweet melody and building on familiar themes on their latest album the Great Lake Swimmers bring the great outdoors into the heart, their freshest most vibrant record yet.
  • The Urban Folk Quartet – The Escape

    Featured Album: The Urban Folk Quartet – The Escape

    With a new line up including Dan Walsh, Paloma, Joe and Tom have pushed the UFQ to new heights and The Escape offers exactly that with myriad musical highlights and global grooves to get lost in for months.
  • Lucia Comnes – Love, Hope & Tyranny

    Featured Album: Lucia Comnes – Love, Hope & Tyranny

    Living in Italy, but born in San Fransisco, the globe-trotting Lucia Comnes has returned to her Americana roots for the passionate and sophisticated new album Love, Hope & Tyranny.
  • Jackie Oates – The Spyglass & The Herringbone

    Artist of the Month: Jackie Oates – The Spyglass & The Herringbone

    The Spyglass & The Herringbone, distils the very essence of Jackie Oates’ art into a beguiling blur of the then and now of folk song creating a beautiful jewel of a record. Read our Review & Interview.
  • Dar Williams – Emerald

    Featured Album: Dar Williams – Emerald

    With new album Emerald, Dar Williams really does live up to her tag as one of America’s best singer songwriters and with tour dates imminent there’s cause for double celebration.
  • Thea Gilmore – Ghosts and Graffiti

    Featured Album: Thea Gilmore – Ghosts and Graffiti

    On her latest album Thea Gilmore continues to graffiti the wall of the music industry with music that matters, music with a heart and a mind rather than a corporate game plan.
Sound Of Yell - Crescent

Sound Of Yell – Crescent

Song of the Day 28 May 2015

Our Song of the Day comes by way of a new video from the gorgeously quirky Sound of Yell which is led by Stevie Jones. The track Crescent features on the debut album Brocken Spectre.

Benjamin Folke Thomas – Rogue State of Mind

Benjamin Folke Thomas – Rogue State of Mind

Album Reviews 28 May 2015

Building a solid following and already a significant presence on the festival scene, in an age of  shooting stars that flare briefly and pass in the night, Thomas is an artist of solid, enduring substance and a real keeper.

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Danú – Buan

Album Reviews 28 May 2015

Following hot on the heels of a brace of seriously landmark live gigs: first at this year’s Celtic Connections, and second and most recently in Dublin where they celebrated two decades of straight-down-the-line high-energy music-making Danú ‘s latest offering ‘Buan’ is in every respect a splendid achievement from a premier Irish band still at the very top of their game.

Dead Rat Orchestra - Tyburnia

Dead Rat Orchestra – Tyburnia (Guest Blog)

Guest Blog 28 May 2015

Tyburnia is a live soundtrack by the Dead Rat Orchestra to a film by James Holcombe which is on tour now. It takes its name from Tyburn which was a public execution site in London for over 700 years. Here those who fell foul of political, religious and judicial reforms enacted by the state were executed for public entertainment and instruction. In our first Guest Blog feature we hear from James Holcombe on the origins of the project.

New Track from Richard Thompson - All Buttoned Up

New Track from Richard Thompson – All Buttoned Up

Music News 27 May 2015

Richard Thompson has shared “All Buttoned Up”, a new track from his forthcoming new album Still, due for release June 23rd, 2015 via Fantasy Records (Concord Music Group). Listen to it here.

Bhi Bhiman - Rhythm & Reason

Bhi Bhiman – Rhythm & Reason

Album Reviews 27 May 2015

Building on the acclaim for his debut, Rhythm & Reason finds Bhi Bhiman hitting a socially conscious, soul groove and combining the political and the personal with trademark wit and wisdom. Don’t miss his UK and Ireland Tour in June.

RiZA - Kabembe

RiZA – Kabembe

Song of the Day 27 May 2015

Our Song of the Day comes by way of a debut music video for Kabembe, taken from Irish-based Congolese guitarist Niwel Tsumbu’s forthcoming new album due out in August. We’ll be bringing you more on this album soon, in the meantime enjoy his band RiZA.

Tinariwen UK Tour

Tinariwen UK Tour

Music News 27 May 2015

Tinariwen kick off their UK Tour today at Brighton’s Concorde 2 and will also take in Hay Festival, Lauland at Bristol’s Colston Hall, Lunar Festival and Tinariwen in the Woods which is being organised by the good folk at Smugglers Records. Stream their acoustic EP Inside:Outside in full here.

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Galley Beggar – Silence and Tears

Album Reviews 27 May 2015

Kent Folk-rock sextet Galley Beggar’s latest album does a damn good job of consolidating the tradition that began with Fairport Convention back in the late 60s.

Peatbog Faeries - Blackhouse

Peatbog Faeries – Blackhouse

Album Reviews 27 May 2015

Almost twenty years since their first release, Mellowosity, with Blackhouse the Peatbog Faeries have proven, yet again, that their music, while staying in the same musical vein that keeps live audiences on their feet, they can still move the music forward, provide a fresh approach, and keep that audience coming back time and again.

Jonathan Day - New Album & Tour: Atlantic Drifter

Jonathan Day – New Album & Tour: Atlantic Drifter (+ Song of the Day)

Music News 26 May 2015

Jonathan Day is currently touring, pre-viewing his new album Atlantic Drifter, to be released by Proper in September this year from which you can watch his new video for ‘Sea Full of BIrds,’ our Song of the Day.

Joseph Hicklin – The Flesh and Bone

Joseph Hicklin – The Flesh and Bone

Album Reviews 26 May 2015

For such a stripped debut, ‘The Flesh and Bone’ is still abounding with drama and wisdom, where at any given moment Hicklin can turn a phrase or deliver a stunning melody in such a way that it knocks the wind out of you.