Category Archive: Albums

Danny and the Champs – Brilliant Light

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Release Date: 30th June 2017 Label: Loose Records This is the sixth studio album for Danny and the Champions of the World and comes on the back of the highly lauded ‘What Kind Of Love’, which was a critical and fan favourite. ‘Brilliant Light’ continues that rich run of form. Ambitious in scope and size, […]

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The Coronas – Trust the Wire

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Ten years into their career the Coronas have just released their fifth album ‘Trust The Wire’ and show no signs of slowing up. They’ve been on a successful roll for the last few years honing their live skills with major festival appearances and sell out headline concerts across the country and it is somewhat amazing […]

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Gareth Dunlop – No. 79

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August 11th will see Gareth Dunlop release his new long player ‘No. 79’. The opening track ‘New Day’ provides a nice laid back introduction to the record and gives the listener a feeling of positivity that flows and ebbs throughout this collection. ‘High Life’ which is co-written with producer Bobby Hamrick is a classic love […]

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The Everyday Sinners – Shakedown

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‘Shakedown’ is the first release from Jack Cade’s collective The Everyday Sinners since 2013’s ‘Lord Of The Empty Manor’. To say it would be an album of the times would be an understatement. The opening salvo of ‘Same Old Ways’ and ‘Belly Full A Fire’ quickly sets the tone for what is, without doubt, a […]

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Heather Lynn Horton – Don’t Mess With Mrs Murphy

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Heather Lynn Horton is a singer, songwriter, fiddle player and one-half of folk rock band The Westies; the other half being her husband Michael McDermott. This album ‘Don’t Mess With Mrs Murphy’ may not result in her name being better known as a solo artist. That is not to say it is a bad record. […]

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The Resonant Rogues – Hands In The Dirt

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‘Hands In The Dirt’ is the second long-player from North Carolina’s The Resonant Rogues. Much like their first offering ‘Here And Gone Again’, the album is full of the vibrant mix of Americana, Gypsy jazz and country blues we’ve come to expect from the band’s songwriting duo of Sparrow and Keith Smith. Opening with the […]

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Paddy Nash – Gate Fever

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Nash is no stranger to the Northern Ireland music scene, but his latest long player sees him go back to a more stripped back folkier sound than perhaps some fans will be used to. Here we take a look at some of the highlights of his new offering. Opening with ‘Connor’, the song sets the […]

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Joshua Burnside – Ephrata

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Release Date: 5th May 2017 Label: Quiet Arch Sometimes touted as an emerging talent, Joshua Burnside is no stranger to followers of Northern Irish music. While ‘Ephrata’ is the songwriter’s debut album, it’s been a long time in the making. Back in 2013, Burnside released the ‘If You’re Going That Way’ EP and something of […]

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Anthony Toner – Ink

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Three little letters, one small word – ‘Ink;. Anthony Toner’s seventh album says it all – a perfectly formed collection of personal memoir, reminiscences from a time of innocence and confidences. ‘Ink’ is a rare beauty. Childhood, youth, truth, growing pains, grown up games, love, loss, rejection, nostalgia, reflection – life’s entire emotional spectrum squeezed […]

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Rodney Crowell – Close Ties

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I’m not sure exactly when, but it was through reading a Johnny Cash biography that I made my introduction to Rodney Crowell. The story goes that late one night as he first set out to date Cash’s daughter Roseanne, Crowell, under the influence of a few drinks, tried to impress his soon to be father-in-law. […]

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