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.

Owl John – Owl John

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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

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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

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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.

Live at the Cellar Door – Neil Young

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12th December 2013

Neil Young fans get excited over some rare live gems on the new Live at the Cellar Door record featuring iconic performances from Washington in the late 70s.

Burrower – Kayleigh Goldsworthy

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6th November 2013

'Burrower' is the debut from Kayleigh Goldsworthy; former vocalist with The Scarlet Ending. She's embraced country music and we've embraced the record back.

These Stories – Ciarán Lenehan

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5th November 2013

Ciarán Lenehan releases debut album 'These Stories' and delivers some straight up honesty and well crafted folk punk songs. Catch him in Dublin on Nov 16th.

Country Mile – Johnny Flynn

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11th September 2013

Two years since 'Been Listening', Johnny Flynn is back from a sojourn with 'Country Mile' his latest record on Transgressive Records doe for September release.

Chief – Eric Church

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9th September 2013

American country songwriter Eric Church finds a rockier edge with Chief, his latest release. Richard Parish reveals a bit about the man behind the shades.

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.