Where The Light Comes In – Ben Noble (reviewed by Marcus Kittridge)

This recording starts with a beautifully spacious sonic landscape that took me back to the time when Kate Bush experimented with the latest in Fairlight synthesizer technologies. Towards the end of the first track, big crescendos build from nothing to a dazzling ball of musical complexity. 'Bluebird' is driven along by a lo-fi 8 bit... Continue Reading →

Amigo the Devil hits UK and Europe

If you have ever heard a room full of people yelling “I hope your husband dies” in some harmoniously sloppy, drunken unison, then you will have stumbled into an Amigo The Devil show. Danny Kiranos, better known as his musical alter ego, has spent the last few years challenging the expectations of traditional folk, country music purists and rock/extreme metal fans... Continue Reading →

Johnstown – Oh Susanna (reviewed by T Bebedor)

Like all art forms, music is at it’s best when it divides opinion, creates conversation and brings about strong feelings, after all, art is something created for others to experience. Back in 1998 Canadian singer songwriter Suzie Ungerleider recorded ‘Johnstown’, an ambitious debut album that has been described as a contemporary folk-noir masterpiece and gained... Continue Reading →

They Say I Don’t Write Love Songs – The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music can act as a sort of time travel device and whenever I hear this band's raggle-taggle beauty I am immediately transported through various interconnected chapters of my life, and the scenes and soundtracks that accompanied them. They remind me of everything from The Levellers soaring folk-punk, New Model Army’s windswept majesty, The Pogues lyrical... Continue Reading →

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