Monday, July 22, 2019

Review: Foxtrot Festival

Imagine that you have a friend -- let's call him Will, Will Kommen -- who has exceedingly rich parents that live in a mansion...

Album Review: Peggy Sue – Acrobats

Gritty gritty grit grit. I like you, Peggy Sue. With a significant shift in mood and instrumentation from their first record Fossils and Other Phantoms, this second...

Review: The Jayhawks – Mockingbird Time

The histories of some of rock music’s finest outfits have been beset by feuds, rotating line-ups and gradual transformations. From The Byrds to Motorhead...

Review: Alana Amram And The Rough Gems – Snow Shadows: Songs...

It is testament to a good songwriter when their songs can remain relevant even decades after they were originally written and recorded. Yet, equally,...

Album Review: Slow Club – Paradise

Slow Club's debut album, Yeah, So, is indie-pop perfection. It's just the right mix of sincerity and whimsy; sweet without being cloying, heartfelt without...

Album Review: Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing

Blitzen Trapper’s new album, American Goldwing, their third released on Sub Pop Records and their sixth in a list of critically acclaimed LPs, holds...

Review: End Of The Road Festival

This year saw the sixth incarnation of EOTR, and my fourth year in succession. This festival offers a nicely relaxed vibe at the tail end...

Review: Paper Aeroplanes – A Comfortable Sleep

Paper Aeroplanes hail from the west-coast of Wales,  a country soaked in fine folk talent. And at the forefront are Sarah Howells and Richard Llewellyn, the...

Review: The Ridges – The Ridges

Genre hybrids can be a worrying thing. Think about funk-metal. Or jazz-metal. Or anything-metal. But when it’s done correctly you can have a unique and exciting beast...

Album Review: Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know

This time next week, folk fans up and down the country will be embracing their new haul of sensational albums, including records from Slow...