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Reviews

Latest Music Releases, Introductions, Re-issues and live gigs. From Traditional to Contemporary and Alternative.

The Men They Couldn't Hang - The Defiant

The Men They Couldn’t Hang – The Defiant

Album Reviews

Celebrating 30 years, The Defiant finds The Men They Couldn’t Hang still have energy and commitment to burn with a roustabout record brimful of rallying cries and sing-along anthems.

Red Molly – The Red Album

Red Molly – The Red Album

Album Reviews

Celebrating their tenth anniversary New York harmony trio Red Molly release ‘The Red Album’, the first to put the emphasis on their self-penned material.

Hook & Anchor – Hook & Anchor

Hook & Anchor – Hook & Anchor

Album Reviews

After a busy five years of touring with Portland-based band Blind Pilot, Kati Claborn was sitting on a steadily growing pile of tunes…Hook and Anchor brings them to light.

Rachel Newton - The Changeling

Rachel Newton – The Changeling

Album Reviews

Inspired by folklore, Rachel Newton’s brilliant new album, The Changeling explores the border between the real and the fantastical as her imagination plays across the dividing line.

James Yorkston & Lisa O'Neill (Support) - Album Launch Party at The Old Queen's Head

James Yorkston & Lisa O’Neill (Support) – Album Launch Party at The Old Queen’s Head

Live Reviews

We catch James Yorkston’s Album launch for The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society at the Old Queens Head with support from the wonderful Irish singer/songwriter Lisa O’Neill.

Dr. John - Ske-Dat-De-Dat The Spirit Of Satch

Dr. John – Ske-Dat-De-Dat The Spirit Of Satch

Album Reviews

A vision of Louis Armstrong inspired the visionary new album from Dr. John Ske-Dat-De-Dat The Spirit Of Satch a record so pumped full of the Crescent City it’s bursting with musical ideas.

Firefay & Alison O'Donnell - Annointed Queen

Firefay & Alison O’Donnell – Annointed Queen

Album Reviews

Annointed Queen is the result of a collaboration between ethereal London-based baroque folk quartet Firefay and 70s survivor Alison O’Donnell – a match made in psych-folk heaven.

Jeff Larson – Close Circle

Jeff Larson – Close Circle

Album Reviews

With a firmly retro soul Jeff Larson’s tenth studio album ‘Close Circle ‘ offers a dreamily smooth ride. Read Mike’s album review here.

Danny and The Champions of the World - The Windsor, Bangor (Open House Festival)

Danny and The Champions of the World – The Windsor, Bangor (Open House Festival)

Live Reviews

Danny and The Champions of the World put on a great show at The Windsor in Bangor. Surefire contenders for best performance of the 2014 Open House Festival.

Skerryvore - Chasing The Sun

Skerryvore – Chasing The Sun

Album Reviews

Skerryvore are on a globe trotting mission to take their bold celtic-rock fusion to the world and with the excellent Chasing The Sun have an album to continue their upward trajectory.

James Yorkston - The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society review

James Yorkston – The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society

Album Reviews

The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society is an album replete with delicate, elusive joys and eloquent, autumnal sadness from one of FRUK’s favourite all-time artists James Yorkston.

Kat Quinn - Little Rose

Kat Quinn – Little Rose

Features

We have a lovely video première today from Kat Quinn for Little Rose. She offers a winning combination of great vocals and lyrics that will warm the hearts of any audience.

Skyhook - At the Stringsmith's Forge

Skyhook – At the Stringsmith’s Forge

Album Reviews

In Skyhook’s return to the scene, At the Stringsmith’s Forge, we’re treated once again to a musical collection that delights the listener and generously rewards their attention.

Naomi Bedford - A History Of Insolence

Naomi Bedford – A History Of Insolence

Album Reviews

A voice that sticks like velcro and seduces like silk…words used to describe Naomi Bedford’s singing voice…can it get much better? Yes it can, A History of Insolence is a sure winner.