Album Reviews

Folk and Tumble album reviews of the latest studio and live record releases from folk, Americana, blues, and country artists across the world.

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Confessional – Janet Devlin

Julie Williams-Nash

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5th June 2020

'Confessional' is the second album from Irish songwriter Janet Devlin. It's a record of wisdom, recovery, grit and soul from the former X-Factor contestant.

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Tidings – The Magpies

Gerry McNally

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4th June 2020

'Tidings' by The Magpies is the brand new record featuring some of the finest voices and musicians in English folk - traditional tunes for the 21st century.

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Hannah White and the Nordic Connections

Damian McNairney

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4th June 2020

Hannah White and the Nordic Connections self-titled new record already sounds like a timeless classic, crossing genres, styles, and international borders.

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Distant – Stripmall Ballads

Gerry McNally

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3rd June 2020

Melodic and melancholic, 'Distant' is the new album from Stripmall Ballads. It's 21st century dustbowl Americana - a modern sound with hints of the greats.

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Spider Tales – Jake Blount

Gerry McNally

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28th May 2020

Jake Blount’s latest record ‘Spider Tales’ explores the stories and often overlooked African-American influences woven through the Appalachian folk genre

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Keep On Running – Joe Edwards

Gerry McNally

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26th May 2020

Joe Edwards' debut release 'Keep On Running' is a slice of bluesy Americana with nods to some of the greats like Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and James Taylor.

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Northern Shores and Stories – Elizabeth and Jameson

Gerry McNally

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22nd May 2020

'Northern Shores and Stories', the debut release from Elizabeth and Jameson, sets sail on a wave of contemporary folk-pop, anchored by old Whitby folklore.

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Good Times Older – Jack Sharp

John McCart

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21st May 2020

Former front man of Wolf People Jack Sharp's debut 'Good Times Older' finds the English singer rejuvenating folk classics for the twenty-first century.

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Reunions – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Damian McNairney

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19th May 2020

'Reunions' by the award-winning Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit is an album for today, with 10 tracks exorcising the ghosts of his and our yesterdays.