Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Review: Van Dyke Parks – Re-Issues

Composer, arranger, lyricist, singer, former child actor, and “One of the…geniuses  of American pop music” according to no less an authority than Pere...

Album Review: Billie Marten – Feeding Seahorses By Hand

Billie Marten has been on our radar since 2014, when she came to the fore with the...

Album Review: Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate

Audacious and direct, Michael Kiwanuka’s Love & Hate is a powerful, stunning second album. An eerily close reflection of today’s societal sentiment, the album is filled...

Album Review: The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl

The building crescendo of Colin Meloy’s acoustic guitar progression on Once In My Life continues to tease fans who have been itching for a...

Review: Hannah Cohen & Glen Hansard – Union Chapel, London

I've had a bit of a fantasy about Union Chapel since I first saw its mega gig listings. In the run-up to Christmas 2012,...

Review And Interview: Passenger – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Passenger by name and very much so a passenger by nature, Mike Rosenberg is an artist that brings his own style of poignancy and...

Album Review: Caroline Rose – I Will Not Be Afraid

  I Will Not Be Afraid is Caroline Rose’s debut album on Little Hi/Thirty Tigers. Written and arranged by 24 year-old Rose, co-produced with multi-instrumentalist...

Album Review: Stella Donnelly – Beware Of The Dogs

If Stella Donnelly's previous EP was not unlike a stripped-back, acoustic Courtney Barnett record, then her debut...

Live Review: Lucy Rose – Tyneside Cinema

“It’s scarier doing a gig in a cinema,” was how Lucy Rose opened the night as she introduced the documentary that influenced her third...

Album Review: Rose Windows – Rose Windows

The Seattle band Rose Windows present another collection of hard rock and psychedelic folk songs on their self-titled follow up to The Sun Dogs....