Category Archives: alt-folk

Long Wind –  Mat Caron (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I have been listening to and writing about Mat’s music for a while now from the skittering acoustica of Moths to the scuzzy blues of Bookclub and finally on to music released under his own name and We Are Lovely … Continue reading

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Falling Over –  Sarah Morris (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Having built a steady momentum and a loyal following via two critically and commercially well received albums, 2015’s Ordinary Things spending 6 months on rotation on the Americana radio charts, Sarah Morris would have to do something pretty drastic for … Continue reading

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The Raven and The Rose –  Wisdom of The Trees (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Most modern music is made for all the wrong reasons, be it the desire to be a career musician or to get that 15 minutes of fame, a means to an end and a very shallow end at that. That … Continue reading

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Directions – The Singer and The Songwriter (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As we found out when listening to the wonderfully cinematic Anywhere, Everywhere, The Singer and The Songwriter revel in escape, freedom, travel and more importantly sharing that journey together. They are themes which run openly through their latest e.p. Direction, … Continue reading

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Integration (Not Segregation) – Ben Brookes

I often hear people posing the question of how you can take the singer-songwriter, one voice, one guitar format and update it for the modern musical audience? My response is why should you have to? Not only is there an “if it ain’t … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXVII: Better Off – Leah Capelle

The last time Leah Capelle crossed my path she was giving the music world a lesson in just how to match rock muscle with pop infectiousness to build the perfect pop-rock sound via the song Joshua. This time we find … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXVI : The Drink That Kills Me – Willodean

Music and alcohol have always been in a relationship; from the inspiring to the fatal they are both connected in an on going dance. Music has long celebrated and cursed the liquid in equal measure and here Willodean take a … Continue reading

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Bye Bye – Sophia Marshall (reviewed by Ian O’Regan)

It’s always good to be given the opportunity to get rid of labels that are attached to artists. However well-intentioned they are at first, designed to provide some point of reference when an artist has little or no previous public … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXIV: Love Is Just – Scott Kirby

One of the challenges facing the singer-songwriter, voice and guitar driven song is how to sound big. Not big in the bombastic, U2 stadium rock sense but in knowing how to take these simple elements and lift them off the … Continue reading

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Nobody Gives a Damn – Owen Sartori (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

All music is a juggling act of views and references, new ideas and absorbed sounds; the art is just not showing the welds that join them all together. Owen Sartori is a top sonic welder. He blurs so many musical … Continue reading

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