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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Appalachian Gothic – Erik Vincent Huey

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20th January 2023

'Appalachian Gothic' is an album that stands alongside the best of those documenting the fates of those caught up in the social and economic fallout of post-industrial America.

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Halfway to Somewhere – TJ Walker

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4th January 2023

‘Halfway to Somewhere’ is TJ Walker’s second album release and one that quickly dispenses with any notion of difficult second album syndrome.

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The Book of Absolution – Anthony Toner

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5th December 2022

Featuring twenty seven original songs, 'The Book of Absolution' may be Anthony Toner's most ambitious and creative release to date.

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Fable – The Little Unsaid

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2nd December 2022

Born from improvisation, 'Fable', their third album as a four-piece is by turns brooding and hypnotic atmospheric post-rock folk, channelling the anxieties and confusions of the zeitgeist

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What Tomorrow Knows – Steve Pledger

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28th November 2022

His first studio album in six years, this cements Pledger's status as one of finest protest singer-songwriters of his generation

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Gog Magog – The Trials of Cato

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25th November 2022

Heavily influenced by legend and mythology, 'Gog Magog' is the exciting and magical new album by The Trials of Cato.

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The Great Southern Hustle – Hillbilly Vegas

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25th November 2022

Hillbilly Vegas are back with the upbeat 'The Great Southern Hustle'. An album that's full of energy and floor filling music

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Devil May Care – Dave Arcari

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18th November 2022

Scottish Alt-blues troubadour Dave Arcari returns with new album 'Devil May Care' featuring some of his best work to date.

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Only The Strong Survive – Bruce Springsteen

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13th November 2022

Soul alone Bruce Springsteen is back without the E Street Band with the uplifting album, 'Only The Strong Survive'.