Single Reviews

Sometimes one song done well is enough. Folk and Tumble's single reviews disect the best of country, Americana, and blues, so you can enjoy the listening.

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I Know Nothing – St Catherine’s Child


17th November 2022

'I Know Nothing' is the mesmerising new single by transatlantic singer-songwriter St. Catherine’s Child.

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Look Back Smiling – Gareth Dunlop


27th January 2022

'Look Back Smiling' is the lead single from Belfast-based singer-songwriter and producer Gareth Dunlop's forthcoming album 'Animal'.

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Sisters Born Here – Brigid O’Neill


21st January 2022

'Sisters Born Here' is the beautiful, emotional new single from Irish singer-songwriter Brigid O'Neill, part of an interesting project marrying music and heritage.

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Persona Non-Grata – Bright Eyes


25th March 2020

After 9 years, and several Oberst side-projects, Bright Eyes is back with 'Persona Non-Grata'. It's warm, emotional, poetic. It's Bright Eyes at their best.

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Haunted – The Coronas


7th February 2020

The Coronas are back with new single 'Haunted' showcasing a new ambient folk pop sound and news of big summer festival dates.

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Already Forgiven – Basia Bulat


5th February 2020

'Already Forgiven' is the new single from the upcoming Basia Bulat album 'Are You In Love?' With guitar, strings, and howling wind, it's simply beautiful.

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Dark Force Rising – Non Canon


4th February 2020

It's 2020 and we need a protest song. Step up Oxygen Thief's Barry Dolan. The Bristolian's alter-ego Non Canon has something to say in 'Dark Force Rising'.

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The Green Man – Brona McVittie


4th February 2020

'The Green Man' by Brona McVittie marks the rebirth of winter into spring and sets a level of excitement for the release of her new album later in the year.

The Lost Brothers – Fugitive Moon


11th November 2019

The Lost Brothers look towards their native Ireland for inspiration and make plans to tour in 2020. Listen to their beautifully melancholic 'Fugitive Moon'.