• James Varda - Chance and Time

    Featured Album: Chance and Time

    We talk to James Varda about his latest album ‘Chance and Time’, regarded by many as his best work to date.
  • Dallahan – When The Day Is On The Turn

    Featured Album: When The Day Is On The Turn

    With their diverse backgrounds but shared grounding on the Edinburgh session circuit, Dallahan have set off a fanfare of acclaim. When The Day Is On The Turn meets the hype head on and smashes it!
  • Sons Of Bill – Love and Logic

    Featured Album: Love and Logic

    Drawing on the rich culture of America’s South, the Sons Of Bill transform the often-conflicting strand of Love And Logic into a seamless thread of sonic magic.
  • Artist of the Month: Kenneth J Nash

    Artist of the Month: Kenneth J Nash

    The Fall Of Eden is a title laden with significance. Summoning happier memories this record is a cathartic and road map to a new dawn.
  • Bully’s Acre – The Twelve Pins

    Featured Album: The Twelve Pins

    Taking Irish folk tunes and flamenco’s fire as their starting points Bully’s Acre combine three exceptional musical talents and the spectacular debut CD, The Twelve Pins, is the result.
  • Gerda Stevenson – Night Touches Day

    Featured Album: Night Touches Day

    On Night Touches Day each of Gerda’s songs stands proudly on its own merits and each contributes to the album’s irresistible eclecticism.
  • 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.
  • Joe Topping - The Vagrant Kings

    Featured Album: The Vagrant Kings

    Having spent a couple of life changing years on the road in America, Joe Topping has assembled the extremely talented Vagrant Kings to deliver a great new set of songs.
Thumbnail image for Idlewild Announce Bespoke Craft Beer

Idlewild Announce Bespoke Craft Beer

Music News

Elbow did it, Bellowhead did it, time for the Scots! Idlewild launch their own beer ‘Scottish Fiction IPA’, named after a track from the band’s album The Remote Part.

James Vincent McMorrow - Live at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel (free download)

James Vincent McMorrow – Live at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel (free download)

Music News

James Vincent McMorrow has made available through Noisetrade a recording of his final show of 2014 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel, Los Angeles.

Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again (Album Review)

Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again

Album Reviews

On Your Own Love Again is Jessica Pratt’s follow-up to her self-titled debut. It’s an album that further ratifies her skill as a songwriter and her uniqueness in delivery of those songs.

Video Premiere: Paper Aeroplances - Good Love Lives On

Video Premiere: Paper Aeroplanes – Good Love Lives On

Première

British duo Paper Aeroplanes are back in April with a new album called JOY and we have a great video premiere to share for ‘Good Love Lives On’. Don’t miss their UK & European Tour.

Celtic Connections 2015 - Punch Brothers

Celtic Connections 2015 – Punch Brothers

Live Reviews

The Punch Brothers gave the Celtic Connections crowd an unforgettable performance including unplugged delights and voice only performance of ‘The Auld Triangle’ as performed on Inside Llewyn Davis.

Thumbnail image for Jack White performs with Loretta Lynn in Nashville

Jack White performs with Loretta Lynn in Nashville

Music News

Jack White surprises fans in Nashville by bringing Loretta Lynn on stage to perform ‘Whispering Sea’, the second song she ever wrote and last performed in 1955.

Boduf Songs - new album Stench of Exist (+ new video)

Boduf Songs – new album Stench of Exist (+ new video)

Music News

Mat Sweet aka Boduf Songs has a new album out in February titled ‘Stench of Exist’. Gorgeously minimal, “a record of rain and cities and nighttime.” Watch his new video here.

Calexico new album Edge Of The Sun

Calexico new album Edge Of The Sun

Music News

Calexico announce their new album Edge Of The Sun, their most collaborative work to date which get’s its first live outing at Celtic Connections. Listen to “Cumbia de Donde”.

Video Premiere: The Paper Shades - The Lake (Acoustic Version)

Video Premiere: The Paper Shades – The Lake (Acoustic Version)

Première

We have a great Video Premiere and Song of the Day The Paper Shades. Watch the video for The Lake from their new single and catch them on tour with Hot Feet in February!

Luluc at the Sebright Arms, London - 21st October.

Luluc at the Sebright Arms, London (Live Review)

Live Reviews

James heads to the basement venue of the inconspicuous Sebright Arms in London to catch Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett, better known to most as the indie-folk duo Luluc.

Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band -

Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band – “Not A Song” (Live)

Video

Watch Jim White performing with The Packway Handle Band “Not A Song” from their new album Take it Like a Man which is out now on Yep Roc. A winning combination!

Amelia Curran – They Promised You Mercy

Amelia Curran – They Promised You Mercy

Album Reviews

Amelia Curran’s latest album is even better than its predecessor. So much so that Mike marks it out as the first of his ‘best albums of 2015′, one which offers greater rewards with each successive play.

Celtic Connections 2015: Carlos Núñez, Atlantic Corridor

Celtic Connections 2015: Carlos Núñez, Atlantic Corridor

Live Reviews

One of this year’s most significant and far reaching commissions at Celtic Connections was ‘The Atlantic Corridor’ curated by Carlos Núñez. Along with a fine list of special guests it was an unforgettable evening.

Bubblewrap Collective Showcase - Live Video

Independent Label Showcase: Bubblewrap Collective (Live Video)

Features

Watch this great video showcase from Cardiff’s Bubblewrap Collective featuring Gareth Bonello, Richard James, Little Arrow, Quiet Marauder and Ivan Moult.