Saturday, December 7, 2019

Review: Kathleen Edwards – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

On a slow and steady Sunday, the sounds of Kathleen Edwards were our entertainment for the evening, as she strummed her guitar and sang...

Review: Dry The River – Shallow Bed

So what is folk? Many have debated the issue, and on the basis of their debut long player, Dry The River don't know either,...

Review: Carolina Chocolate Drops – Leaving Eden

There are few bands creating music today who bring the old school like the Carolina Chocolate Drops. This is traditional African American folk music...

Review: Anaïs Mitchell – Young Man In America

Anaïs Mitchell has never been afraid of exploring different styles and tackling different subjects; whether it has been the Greek myth-inspired folk-opera Hadestown, or...

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: Michael Kiwanuka – The Kazimier, Liverpool

So, Radio One loves you, every one of your UK tour dates has sold out and earlier this year you came top of the...

Review: Joyce The Librarian – The Weight Of The Line

When I was sent this EP, I’ll be honest: I had no idea what to expect. The band name alone, inspired by the Richard...

Review: Georgia Ruth – In Luna

Earlier this week, Georgia Ruth released her stunning EP, In Luna. The Welsh singer-songwriter has created something rather beautiful here, chiefly using what I would...

Review: SoKo – I Thought I Was An Alien

I Thought I Was an Alien is an honest, elegiac expression of the pains of love, loss and aging. SoKo’s debut album deals so...

Review: Lambchop – Mr. M

Mr. M is Lambchop’s eleventh album. The story is that singer-songwriter-guitarist Kurt Wagner had given up music after the death of his friend Vic...