Friday, February 28, 2020

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...

Live Review: Bryde – Think Tank Underground, Newcastle

Bryde, you may recognize as one half of the group Paper Aeroplanes, but Sarah Howells has stepped out of the duo to bring us...

Album Review: The Wild Reeds – The World We Built

On their second full-length album, The Wild Reeds have demonstrated just how far their wild ambitions, exhilarating talent and thrilling versatility extend. The World...

Live Review: Leon Bridges – Academy, Manchester

On Wednesday night, Manchester audiences were treated to a night of class and sophistication of the hippest order. As Leon Bridges graced the stage...

Album Review: Slow Club – Complete Surrender

  Complete Surrender is Slow Club’s third studio album since 2009’s Yeah So and 2011’s Paradise. Eleven tracks make the cut from Sheffield’s “Young Blades”,  Rebecca Taylor and Charles Watson. The...

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,...

Album Review: Bellowhead – Pandemonium – The Essential Bellowhead

Bellowhead - the legendary English 11-piece folk band - have just released their latest, and final album, Pandemonium: The Essential Bellowhead. Knowing that this is their last album,...

Review: Villagers – {Awayland}

  Villagers’ 2010 debut album Becoming A Jackal garnered Conor O’Brien and his bandmates a Mercury nomination, an Ivor Novello Award, widespread critical acclaim and...

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...

Live Review: Shovels & Rope – Music Hall of Williamsburg, NYC

In the middle of that gentrified shell of what used to be the real Brooklyn, I found my way into a very “hip” little...