Category Archive: Albums

Morning Sun – The HawtThorns

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Making their album debut with ‘Morning Sun’, husband and wife duo KP (Kirsten Proffit) and Johnny Hawthorn have created a sound that’s drenched in West Coast warmth, enhanced by lap steel, catchy guitar hooks, strong melodies, and Fleetwood Mac style harmonies. The opening guitar chimes of ‘Shaking’ are reminiscent of both the Byrds and the […]

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Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach – Air Iomall

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‘Air Iomall’ is the new record by Scottish folk musicians Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach.  Inspired by a journey on board a Dutch Tall ship along with filmmaker Hamish MacLeod around some of Scotland’s remote and now deserted islands including: The Shiant Isles, North Rona, The Flannan Isles, Sula Sgeir and St Kilda. The resulting […]

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Beth Bombara – Evergreen

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Named after a secluded cabin in the Rocky Mountains where it was recorded, Beth Bombara’s sixth record, “Evergreen” began life on the road and developed almost by accident. As Bombara explains:  I wasn’t writing a new record – at least, I didn’t think I was at the time, but I’m starting to realise, that’s just […]

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Velvet & Stone – Velvet & Stone

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‘Velvet & Stone’ is the self-titled debut release from the Devon-based folk band of the same name, who, in their short career, have had their work compared to the likes of Fairport Convention, Seth Lakeman and Laura Marling. From the outset, it is clear to see why. The record opens with the dark and haunting […]

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Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra

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From the start it’s abundantly clear that the listener is going on a frenetic journey through a myriad of musical styles of rock and roll, rockabilly, swing, and ragtime blues. Hailing not from Mississippi, but Newcastle Upon Tyne, the Tea Pad Orchestra infuse all the aforementioned music styles with healthy does of Northern humour to […]

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Joshua Britt – Starting Over in a Storm

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Joshua Britt describes his latest album ‘Starting Over in a Storm’ in his own words: This album was written in a hotel room in Shanghai, China. From a personally dark and confusing moment in my life, these songs emerged. They were my way of figuring out what I wanted my life to become. Listening carefully, bit […]

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Kristina Stykos – River of Light

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Best known as a record producer and recording engineer who runs her own studio totally powered by green energy, Vermont’s Kristina Stykos has just released her eighth record, ‘River of Light’. From the first listen, it is clear that Stykos knows her musical genres and is instantly at ease singing on a country rocker like […]

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Jack Cade – Bear Bones

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Taking a break from his work with The Every Day Sinners, Jack Cade is back with an honest and stripped-back solo record that is well worth getting acquainted with. The opening track, ‘He Lies On His Side’ tells a tale of awareness of change and realisation of broken dreams, but done without any self-pity. It […]

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Karen Jonas – Lucky, Revisited

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One for the pure country fans, ‘Lucky, Revisited’ is the fourth studio album from Karen Jonas, comprised of songs released on previous albums but re-worked and re-discovered, plus two covers. Jonas has spent the past five years touring with guitarist Tim Bray. Over that time they’ve got to know these songs so intimately, that they’ve […]

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Belinda O’Hooley – Inversions

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You may not have heard of Belinda O’Hooley before but she’s one half of O’Hooley and Tidow with her wife Heidi Tidow. Together, they are described by The Guardian as “exceptional songwriters” and their song ‘Gentleman Jack’ is the closing theme tune for Sally Wainwright’s latest BBC/HBO drama series of the same name. O’Hooley has […]

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