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.

New Songs Of Dawn and Dust – The Lost Brothers


23rd October 2014

Ireland's earnest folk troubadours, The Lost Brothers, strip back the production and raise the bar with their latest offering 'New Songs of Dawn and Dust'.

Metamodern Sounds in Country Music – Sturgill Simpson


16th October 2014

Metamodern Sounds in Country Music is the new record from Sturgill Simpson, reviving the outlaw sounds of Jennings et all for a new generation of country fan.

In The Morning – Jayne Trimble


6th October 2014

Based in British Columbia with a sound harking back to old Appalachia and her Irish roots, 'In The Morning' by Jayne Trimble is a delightfully easy listen.

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'.