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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Fish Pond Fish – Darlingside

Gerry McNally

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14th October 2020

Indie-folk band Darlingside completed work on 'Fish Pond Fish' during the big lockdown of 2020 with remarkable results on the finished album.

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The Company of Strangers – Our Man In The Field

John McCart

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14th October 2020

The songwriting on Our Man In The Field's latest record 'The Company Of Strangers' has drawn comparisons to some of the greats of the genre.

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Two Sides – Kirsten Thien

Julie Williams-Nash

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9th October 2020

Records don't often have an A-side and B-side these days, but 'Two Sides' by Kirsten Thien is a stellar blues record of the modern age.

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Song To A Refugee – Diana Jones

Damian McNairney

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9th October 2020

'Song To A Refugee' by Diana Jones is a protest record of our time, featuring artists such as Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, and Peggy Seeger.

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The Gap – India Electric Co.

Gerry McNally

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8th October 2020

'The Gap' marks a welcome return for Devon-based duo India Electric Co., back on form with their first full length album in 5 years.

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Long Day in the Milky Way – Kris Delmhorst

Gerry McNally

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2nd October 2020

On her 8th studio album 'Long Day in the Milky Way', singer-songwriter Kris Delmhorst is both at one with nature and at the top of her game.

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The Menzingers – From Exile

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30th September 2020

In 2017, The Menzingers set out to escape the 'Midwestern States' but 2020's, 'From Exile' is an unashamedly Americana rework of their last pre-lockdown album.

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Are You Listening? – Saskia Griffiths-Moore

Damian McNairney

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30th September 2020

'Are You Listening?' by Saskia Griffiths-Moore is a record brimming full of hope and a kind of serenity, a tonic for these strange times.

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Below Sea Level – Eric Johanson

Gerry McNally

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30th September 2020

'Below Sea Level' is the second full-length album from Louisiana bluesman Eric Johanson - a record packed with riffs and contemporary blues.