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.

Dead Man’s Town – Various Artists


17th September 2014

Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA' receives an AMericana makeover on 'Dead Man's Town' with tracks from Justin Townes Earle, Low and Jason Isbell amongst others.

Dark Copper 7 – Dominic O’Neill


10th September 2014

Former frontman of dynamic Belfast band The Delawares Dominic O'Neill treats us to his first solo offering since a move to London with 'Dark Copper 7'.

Lullaby and… the Ceaseless Roar – Robert Plant


9th September 2014

Robert Plant's tenth studio record sees him joined by The Sensational Space Shifters for the worldly wise and beautiful 'Lullaby and... the Ceaseless Roar'.

Get Ready – Kaz Hawkins


2nd September 2014

'Get Ready' is the debut long-player from East Belfast soul and blues diva Kaz Hawkins, a real tour-de-force through love, loss and longing with Her Band of Men.

Ben Glover – Atlantic


21st August 2014

Based in Nashville but returning to his Irish roots to record the stunning 'Atlantic' in Co. Donegal, Ben Glover is joined here by the likes of Mary Gauthier.

The Next Great Ghost Town – Gentry Morris


20th August 2014

A once adopted son of Northern Ireland, Gentry Morris returns home leaving a record of transition, memories, hopes and dreams in 'The Next Great Ghost Town'.

Owl John – Owl John


17th August 2014

Scott Hutchinson, the erstwhile frontman and driving force behind Scotland's Frightened Rabbit returns to his solo writing roots with the tormented Owl John.

Rocky – Wonder Villains


6th August 2014

Northern Irish power-pop quartet Wonder Villains have been busy in the studio creating their debut album 'Rocky' putting their boundless energy on record.

The Crossing – The White Mansions


4th August 2014

Belfast cowboys, The White Mansions serve up a debut of love, loss and murder ballads with their release 'The Crossing'. It's fine Americana heartbreak.