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.

Here and Gone Again – The Resonant Rogues

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17th June 2015

The Resonant Rogues meld gypsy jazz and old-time Appalachian string music with some devilish fiddling on their latest offering 'Here and Gone Again'.

Universal Themes – Sun Kil Moon

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17th June 2015

After the success of 2014's 'Benji' Sun Kil Moon is back with 'Universal Themes' a sprawling, sparse and musically challenging diaristic release.

Northern Folk – Jenny Lysander

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15th June 2015

Jenny Lysander has been singing and writing songs from young age. Debut album Northern Folk was written and produced in a Mediterranean forest.

High Hopes – Little Fire

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11th June 2015

Little Fire has shared a stage with Damien Rice. The Singer's debut album features a world first recording of Burn's songs recorded in Burn's cottage.

Kindred Spirit – Chuck Ragan and Rocky Votolato

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5th June 2015

Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan has teamed up with alt-country singer-songwriter Rocky Votolato to release a split album 'Kindred Spirit'

What Kind of Love – Danny and the Champions of the World

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3rd June 2015

Danny and the Champions of the World return less than a year after their live album with 'What Kind of Love', a bluesy romp with Americana swing and a lot of brass.

Birds of Prey – Natalie Prass

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29th May 2015

From similar pop-country roots to Mandy Moore or maybe even Taylor Swift, Natalie Prass has soul enough to hit the road with the likes of Ryan Adams as her album proves.

The Son of a Preacher Man – Robert Ellis

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27th May 2015

Paul McAnallen discovers 'The Lights from the Chemical Plant' and a breathtaking rendition of George Jones' 'The Grand Tour' from son of a Texan preacher Robert Ellis.

Window On The World – Declan Sinnott

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27th May 2015

Founding member of Horslips and guitarist with the legendary Christy Moore, Declan Sinnott's latest work proves he can hold his own as a solo act in his own right.