Category Archive: Albums

The Resonant Rogues – Autumn of the World

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‘Autumn of the World’ is the third record from The Resonant Rogues and while all the musical ingredients are there from the first two albums this one sees a significant shift in tone away from the carefree attitude portrayed on those previous recordings. The title track ‘Autumn of the World’ deals with the repercussions of […]

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Luther Russell – Medium Cool

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Best known for his work as the frontman of The Freewheelers and as a producer who’s worked with artists such as Richmond Fontaine and Noah and the Whale, Luther Russell earlier this year released his latest addition to his already extensive back catalogue, ‘Medium Cool’. From the start, it’s clear that this is a record […]

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Undress – The Felice Brothers

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The Felice Brothers return to the recording studio after a three year sabbatical with ‘Undress’, and it just might be their best since the self-titled album of 2008. There’s a pronounced shift in the subject matter of the songs here. The short stories of life in the Catskill Mountains have been replaced by larger themes. […]

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Deepest Light – The Get Ahead

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The Get ahead is a Portland Oregon based band, heavily influenced by soul music; an influence that instantly leaps out of their newest record ‘Deepest Light’ and demands the attention of the listener. Across eleven tracks three-part vocal harmonies rise and fall across melodic songs such as ‘Faint Outline’, ‘Break’ and ‘I Want It Back’. […]

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Mike Ross – The Clovis Limit (Pt.1)

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After the success of his last record ‘Jenny’s Place’ and the RHR project which saw the release last year of the acclaimed ‘Mahogany Drift’ record, Mike Ross is back with ‘The Clovis Limit (Pt.1)’. Recorded in Nashville and partly inspired by the post-apocalyptic novel ‘The Peripheral’, the record is quite the departure from Ross’ previous […]

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Ian Prowse – Here I lie

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Ian Prowse has been producing quality albums for the last 30 years or so. Whether under the Pele moniker, Amsterdam, or his own name, you are guaranteed intelligent, hook-laden classic pop, sometimes with a bit of history attached, and always with a committed political stance. ‘Here I Lie’ ticks all the boxes, and it’s terrific! […]

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Cormac Neeson – White Feather

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‘White Feather’ is the first solo release from Cormac Neeson who’s best known as the front man of rock band The Answer. In a break from what fans of that band are used to, this record uses ten stripped back Americana/Gospel based and predominantly acoustic tracks to detail some very challenging changes in Neeson’s life. […]

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Dervish – The Great Irish Songbook

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There’s nothing like putting the pressure on with the title of an album. ‘The Great Irish Songbook’ sets a very high bar for this work from Dervish. Dervish has been playing live and recording for more than thirty years. They have built up a deserved reputation for delivering top quality playing of Irish traditional music. […]

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Gratitude

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Finally can see it. I’ve landed on the ground. Look at all the peace I’ve found. Lighter in the mornings, I appreciate the sound of birds out in the garden now. Having wrestled with his demons over the last few years, the first lyrics on his new album see Benjamin Francis Leftwich, sounding re-energised, and […]

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Things to Burn – Clara Baker

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Portland songwriter Clara Baker teamed up with avant-folk experimentalist producer Shane Leonard to record her new album ‘Things to Burn’ in a little house in Wisconsin. That stripped back, bare, bold authenticity shines out. Along with two stellar roots musicians, Courtney Hartman (Della Mae) and Zachariah Hickman (Josh Ritter, Ray Lamontagne), Baker recorded the album […]

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