Cara Dillon - A Thousand Hearts - Released 19th May 2014

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Bellowhead @ Royal Abert Hall + New Album: Revival

Bellowhead @ Royal Abert Hall + New Album: Revival

21 April 2014 Live Review

Bellowhead play a capacity crowd at London’s Royal Albert Hall and announce signing to Island Records, with the new album Revival due for June 23rd release.

Cara Dillon live at The Islington, London

Cara Dillon live at The Islington, London

18 April 2014 Live Review

Cara Dillon live at The Islington London (14th April 2014), performing an intimate showcase for the launch of A Thousand Hearts that will live long in the memory.

Martin Green - Crows' Bones

Martin Green – Crows’ Bones

17 April 2014 Album Review

Martin Green’s Crows’ Bones is a genuine collaboration with Inge Thomson, Becky Unthank and Nicklas Roswall. Adrian Utley and Calum Malcolm act as Ghost Busters in chief.

Haddo - Borderlands

Haddo – Borderlands

16 April 2014 Album Review

Will Pound is back with with his wife Nicky in their Anglo-Scots form of Haddo. Their second offering called Borderlands has moments of finesse, warmth and fun, a perfect combination.

Del Barber – Prairieography

Del Barber – Prairieography

16 April 2014 Album Review

I’d not come across Barber before this release, but, twangy, aching, honest and just the right amount of grit, I’m definitely making him my Prairie home companion.

Willie Campbell – Dalma

Willie Campbell – Dalma

16 April 2014 Album Review

Willie Campbell, former frontman of Astrid, releases a solo album of original Gaelic songs, both a celebration of cultural heritage and a damn good collection of guitar driven folk rock.

Edd Donovan And The Wandering Moles - Something To Take The Edge Off

Edd Donovan And The Wandering Moles – Something To Take The Edge Off

14 April 2014 Album Review

If Edd Donovan is a late developer then his Wandering Moles have helped to make the wait for ‘Something To Take The Edge Off’ worthwhile. Look out for the vinyl on Record Store Day.

Rodney Crowell – Tarpaper Sky

Rodney Crowell – Tarpaper Sky

10 April 2014 Album Review

With 40 years of music making under his belt Rodney Crowell returns with his first solo album in six years. Read Mike’s review of ‘Tarpaper Sky’…”An album of the year, no question”.

Truckstop Honeymoon – The Madness of Happiness

Truckstop Honeymoon – The Madness of Happiness

10 April 2014 Album Review

Mike Davies reviews Louisiana husband wife duo Truckstop Honeymoon’s latest offering and stamps a big seal of approval: By far the freshest ‘new’ discovery of my year so far.

Jinwoo - ‘Solo Man’ Ft. Alasdair Roberts (Produced by Gerry Diver)

Introducing: Jinwoo – ‘Solo Man’ Ft. Alasdair Roberts (& Song of the Day)

9 April 2014 Introducing

Our Song of the Day is from Brighton based artist Jinwoo. ‘Solo Man’ which features Alasdair Roberts and was produced by Gerry Diver is released digitally on 28th April.

Introducing: Blind Willies

Introducing: Blind Willies

9 April 2014 Introducing

Blind Willies are a San Francisco based band who describe their sound as Americana rock. Watch their new video for ‘Big City’ from their forthcoming new album.

Paul McClure – Smiling From the Floor Up

Paul McClure – Smiling From the Floor Up

9 April 2014 Album Review

Formerly one half of Rutland duo The Hi and Lo, Paul McClure’s latest solo offering is open, honest, warmly melodic and beautifully honed, it’s never going to be without a loyal following.