Category Archives: americana

The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer play Bristol’s Americana Festival

Having supported St. Paul & The Broken Bones at the O2 Forum in London and other UK dates in early 2017, Vancouver based blues/Americana duo The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer returned in September playing their own shows to coincide with the UK release of current album ‘Apocalipstick’. This was … Continue reading

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Black Sheep Apprentice – Born To Walk Alone  (reviewed by T. Bebedor)

I’ve been listening to this album on and off for the last week trying to formulate a way of starting off this review but never really feeling like I have enough information to give a review befitting what occurs within … Continue reading

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Suburban Wildlife  –  Big Merino (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The art of pinning down a band in just a few generic descriptions or a handy soundbite is the stock-in-trade of the music reviewer but I have to admit that it will take a better man than me to concisely … Continue reading

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Shoes –  Tony Tedesco and Full Fathom Five (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Shoes combines everything I love about music. It’s all very well for perky pop princesses and production line indie kids with complicated hair to pose and preen, throw around instantly forgettable day-glo tunes and play the commercial game, but I … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard –  CCCIV : Someday The Record Might Show –  David Arn (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

What generic pigeon-hole you drop David Arn’s latest release into really depends upon which texture of the music you hear first. Pick up on the guitar work and you might think you are heading into countrified territory, the hazy harmony … Continue reading

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A Snake’s A Snake –  The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The wonderfully named Two Man Travelling Medicine Show wander some long forgotten music byways. You find them exploring dusty paths that result in some archaic and awesome blends of punked up bluegrass, sideways Americana and European gypsy folk to create … Continue reading

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Come Back To Me  –  Molly Kruse (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Molly Kruse has that classic Americana sound, it is hard to pin down musically in anything other than a general sense but geographically it is the cultural pulse of that great nation. Tilt your head one way and it is … Continue reading

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We’ll Be Fine – Flood County  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Anyone with half a good ear would place Flood County fair and square in the country oeuvre, but genres are tricky things to get to grips with. Either they are so vague as to be next to useless, or, and … Continue reading

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Stepwise –  RPM Orchestra (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some of the most interesting music comes out of nowhere, bowls you over, is gracious enough to help you back on your feet and then races off in random directions whilst you are still flicking the dust off of your … Continue reading

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Static in the Wires – Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro (reviewed by Ian O’Regan)

Even if you’ve never heard of Martin Harley before, the words “feat. Jerry Douglas” tagged on to the title of track 2 should set expectations as high as they come before you’ve even broken the seal on the cd packet. … Continue reading

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