Category Archive: Albums

Gretchen Peters – Dancing With The Beast

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This is a proper record. In every sense. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters released ‘Dancing With The Beast’ in late May. It follows on from ‘Blackbirds’, which was rightly hailed as an outstanding recording. ‘Dancing With The Beast’ equals or maybe even surpasses her previous work. It isn’t a bundle of laughs or full of catchy […]

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River Whyless – Kindness, A Rebel

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River Whyless didn’t set out to make a political album. It just turned out that way. Well, sort of. Mixed in with the perplexed commentary, is the routine remedies of surviving the banality of life on the road – too many parties, getting high, drunk, laid – as in the opening trippy track ‘All Of […]

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Clannad – Turas 1980

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Recorded in Germany in 1980, ‘Turas 1980’, a recently-discovered archive radio broadcast shines a light on an exciting period in Clannad’s history. Two years before they would reach international stardom with ‘Theme From Harry’s Game’, it mostly covers material of their first three records. The setlist is full of rare delights and some familiar songs […]

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RJ Comer – One Last Kiss

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‘One Last Kiss’ is the first full long-player from Chicago native RJ Comer. This record follows on from a run of successful EP releases over the last few years. ‘Under A Lover’s Moon’ opens the record with a radio-friendly, alt-country, blues, boogie-based love song. This is followed early on by ‘Let’s Run’, which is again […]

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Oxlip – Wolves! Cried the Maid

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The beauty of ‘Wolves! Cried the Maid’, the new album by Oxlip, is that it’s impossible to pin down. It doesn’t neatly fall under any genre or banner. There is no neat pigeon-hole. That is precisely what, in essence, makes it an artistic masterpiece. Oxlip is Jayne Trimble, a singer-songwriter originally from Coney Island in […]

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Ana Egge – White Tiger

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When you come across an artist like Ana Egge that you haven’t heard before, the test of whether you really like them or not is if you’re interested enough to pursue their back catalogue. Well, I have delved into quite a few of her previous nine albums and have been rewarded with the discovery of […]

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The Equatorial Group – Apricity

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I wasn’t familiar with the word ‘Apricity’ so I looked it up. It’s an archaic term that didn’t quite manage to make its way in to into the mainstream English tongue. But, according to Merriam Webster’s list of ‘Rare and Wonderful Wintertime Words’, it means the warmth of the sun in winter. That’s when it […]

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Ben Glover – Shorebound

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May the fourth, it’ll be with you… Ben Glover’s latest album ‘Shorebound’ is a force of musical nature, a sabre of both light and dark. Full of contrast, it is the yin and yang of everyman, the full spectrum from the darker themes of ‘Catbird Seat’ (featuring Mary Gauthier) and ‘Dancing With The Beast’ (featuring […]

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Joshua Burnell – Songs From The Seasons

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‘Songs From The Seasons’ began life as part of a wider writing and recording project undertaken by Joshua Burnell in 2016 that was inspired by the changing seasons of the weather and ended up with fifty two classic English and European folk songs revisited and re-recorded. Now fourteen of those songs have been collated together […]

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Sam Morrow – Concrete and Mud

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‘Concrete and Mud’ is the third album to be released by Houston native Sam Morrow, in which the listener is treated to a heady mix of classic southern rock, country, funk, and political insight. Openers ‘Heartbreak Man’ and ‘Paid By The Mile’ are classic foot-stompers that are cleverly blended with some very fine funky grooves […]

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