Friday, June 5, 2020

Review: First Aid Kit – Club Academy, Manchester

Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, aka First Aid Kit, have been firm favourites for a number of years, yet this evening would be...

Review: The Chieftains – Voice Of Ages

With their new album Voice of Ages, the Chieftains celebrate their 50th anniversary as the archetypal Irish folk band. For those that don’t know, the...

Review: Africa Express – Manchester

On Wednesday night, The Africa Express rolled into Manchester, surrounded by a great deal of excitement and anticipation. Gathering a huge amount of interest...

Review: The Staves + Luke Sital-Singh – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Fresh from their mammoth tours with Bon Iver, which saw the three Staveley-Taylor sisters - Emily, Jessica and Camilla - support the genius Wisconsin band...

Review: Paper Aeroplanes – Little Letters

I’ve listened to Little Letters, the third album by Welsh duo Paper Aeroplanes over and over, and enjoyed it. But I’ve procrastinated writing a...

Album Review: Bella Hardy – With The Dawn

  Bella Hardy’s seventh album, With The Dawn, is her first since being awarded the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year award. The...

Album Review: Billie Marten – Writing Of Blues And Yellows

Having maintained an increasing level of praise following two EP releases, North Yorkshire native Billie Marten has penned her first studio album Writing Of Blues...

Album Review: Will Johnson – Hatteras Night, A Good Luck Charm

Listening to Will Johnson’s latest album Hatteras Night, A Good Luck Charm, my imagination was flooded with imagery: lamplight in the desert, abrasively hot...

Album Review: The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding

Following the release of Adam Granduciel's landmark project Lost In The Dream in March 2014, the third record from his band The War On Drugs and...

Live Review: Hiss Golden Messenger – The Bowery Ballroom, NYC

Mike Taylor and his band of golden messaging music -makers have created an indie folk rock collective that continues to shine as one of...