Thursday, November 14, 2019

Review: Beth Jeans Houghton – Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose

When describing Beth Jeans Houghton’s music, the following words are often thrust around:  insane, fierce, eccentric, ambitious, unpredictable and manic. Delicate and beautiful are often...

Review: Sharon Van Etten – Tramp

When I first started listening to Tramp, the word that popped in my head was 'haunting'. Sure, it's partly the wobbly voice and swirly...

Review: Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas

Old Ideas is, as the title suggests, a Leonard Cohen album that shows Leonard Cohen doing what he always has; it is just a...

Review: Jenny Owen Youngs – An Unwavering Band Of Light

An Unwavering Band Of Light is Jenny Owen Young's third studio album, and is another step forward on the road to musical greatness for the singer/songwriter...

Review: Lucy Rose – Barfly, Camden

The Camden Barfly, to me, has always epitomised the London life I longed for when living in Norfolk, before I moved close to London...

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 – XOYO, London

A brief sojourn at the main stage at last year's End of the Road festival provided my only previous live experience of Dry The...

Review: Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur

Four albums in, the musical world starts to take proper notice of Kathleen Edwards. And, yes, it’s probably due, in no small part, to...

Review: First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

The Lion's Roar is the second offering from Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, aka First Aid Kit. Despite their youthful age, it has been clear...

Review: Mary Black – Stories From The Steeples

Many grew up on the tones of Bob Dylan blaring from their parent's CD players; for me, it was Mary Black. She was infact...