Category Archives: alt-folk

The Belligerent North Star  –  White Robot (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

After such a long time of writing music reviews you sort of get an inkling, a first impression before even listening to the music of an album as it falls out of the review pile and under the pen whether … Continue reading

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Dead Can Dance new album and tour

Dead Can Dance have announced details of a brand new album entitled ‘Dionysus’, which is set for release on 2nd November via [PIAS] Recordings. ACT I : Sea Borne – Liberator of Minds – Dance of the Bacchantes ACT II : … Continue reading

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Odetta Hartman, new album and tour

Odetta will perform at The Islington, London on 24th September. She’s also just announced a string of European shows in support of Micheal Nau & The Mighty Thread*. ‘Old Rockhounds Never Die’ is a bonanza of beautiful contradictions: intimate yet … Continue reading

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London Irish – Linda Em (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It would be very easy to just peg Linda Em as being a female Nick Cave, she has the same blends of musical tradition and outsider thinking, and whilst that makes for an easy musical hook to hang my reviewers … Continue reading

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Tomberlin releases new track “I’m Not Scared”

Tomberlin, the rising Louisville, KY-based artist, has released “I’m Not Scared,” the latest from her Saddle Creek debut album, At Weddings. DIY, who premiered the song today are calling it “deeply emotive and touching.” At Weddings is available for pre-order and due out 8/10 via Saddle Creek. Of the song, Sarah … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLV : Otherside – The Olsten Brothers Band (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Regular perusers of this site will know that we are not so hot on covers of songs. They rarely bring anything new to the table and if they try to there is a certain arrogance in thinking that you can … Continue reading

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Homeless – Fred Abong (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Anyone who shows up in the review pile with a CV that includes Throwing Muses and Belly, as Fred Abong does, is going to get a free pass to the front of the queue. After all, why would any sane … Continue reading

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The Limits of Men – Nicholas Merz (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

In many ways the idea of masculinity and the male role in modern society is undergoing a lot of examination and reevaluation. As women edge closer in the direction of equality, though I am by know means saying that they … Continue reading

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Arrow – Ciara O’Neill (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

With her previous album being well received amongst critics and buyers alike and the double single of Hurtin’ /Dreamer already hinting at the delicate folk goodness that her second full album was going to deliver, Arrow’s promotional work had largely … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Alarmed  –  Olivia Awbrey (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The real charm of Olivia Awbrey’s music is the multi-tasking that goes on. It is enough that she deftly hops genres – alt-rock, psychedelia and punked up folk all going into the mix as well is shouty gang vocals, pop … Continue reading

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