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.

The Joy Of Nothing – Foy Vance

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26th August 2013

Northern Irish songwriter Foy Vance returns after six years with an album that's dark, emotional, hopeful and worth the wait.

Klang! – Coney Island Sound

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26th August 2013

Newcastle's Coney Island Sound have already impressed the likes of BBC 6 Music and now they're soundtracking summer on the Folk & Tumble stereo.

Verse Chorus Verse – Verse Chors Verse

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21st August 2013

Verse Chorus Verse is the stage name of Tony Wright, a songwriter with a love of Guthrie, Strummer and the ability to bring all that influence to his album.

Too Late For Logic – Sharks Took The Rest

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1st August 2013

Newcastle's Sharks Took The Rest promise folk pop, orchestral brilliance and deft songwriting... and with 'Too Late For Logic' they're not found wanting.

Songs of Scarecrows – An Escape Plan

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28th May 2013

It's taken almost ten years in the making; Folk and Tumble asks is 'Songs of Scarecrows' the debut LP from Northampton's An Escape Plan worth the wait.

Once I Was An Eagle – Laura Marling

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27th May 2013

Twenty three year old songwriter Laura Marling returns with the Ethan Johns produced 'Once I Was An Eagle' and soars over most of her contemporaries.

Sing Hallelujah for the Old Machine – Three Blind Wolves

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13th May 2013

Three Blind Wolves unveil their debut long player 'Sing Hallelujah for the Old Machine' to critical acclaim and the excitement of all at Folk and Tumble.

Pushin’ Against A Stone – Valerie June

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13th May 2013

Valerie June releases her long awaited album 'Pushin' Against A Stone' and predicatbly it doesn't disappoint with its nods to pre-rock and roll days.

Volume 3 – She and Him

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7th May 2013

Zooey Deschannel and M Ward are back with a third She and Him record. 'Volume 3' is cut from the same cloth as previous releases with it's 1950s quirky charm.