Sunday, April 22, 2018

Review: Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune

Oh Fortune immediately strikes of ambition from the very first note. Where previously Dan Mangan had relied more often than not upon his acoustic strumming,...

Review: Lanterns On The Lake – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

The Newcastle sextet Lanterns On The Lake were the latest band to occupy the delightful Deaf Institute on a chilly Sunday evening in Manchester. Support...

Interview: Samantha Crain

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing I think, and something which Samantha Crain’s new album You (Understood) has in abundance.  As with most albums, it...

Review: The Unthanks – Diversions Volume 1

The Unthanks describe Diversions Volume I: The Songs of Robert Wyatt and Anthony & the Johnsons as an exercise to bring them closer to the...

Review: Twenty-One Crows – Sons Of Liberty

Sons Of Liberty is the debut album from Brighton four piece Twenty-One Crows As the artwork suggests, there's a dockside feel to this record, opening...

Review: Pearl And The Beard – London

One of our top contributors Jon Barker is good friends with the band you see above you.... Those three jumper-clad people are more regularly referred...

Review: Josh T. Pearson – The RNCM, Manchester

Prior to the show, I had been forewarned of sets at the Royal Northern College Of Music in Manchester.....beautifully stripped back, open for all...

Review: Dry The River – Weights And Measures

If you really want to experience this album, put your headphones on and turn it up as loud as it will go. That way...

Review: Bombadil – All That The Rain Promises

North Carolina, the Avett Brothers, blah blah blah. That’s how so many reviews are going to assess an album that many fans, including myself,...

Review: Laura Veirs – Tumble Bee

Warning: when you listen to this album make sure you have no plans, because you’ll want to cancel them and dance around your room...