Category Archives: americana

Eoin Glackin – Wear It While You Can (reviewed by Ian O’Regan)

There’s a corner of the music scene in the UK and Ireland these days that’s becoming more noticeable – insistent, even – under the increasingly inaccurate and irrelevant banner “Americana”. What started as a more rootsy, stripped back objection (in … Continue reading

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12 Kinds of Lost – My Politic (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If American country and English folk music often seem like distant cousins, similar but separated by time and distance, it is in the Appalachian fused sound of bands like My Politic that the family bond seems strongest. It is here … 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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A Voice in The Wilderness Vol. 1 – David Vaters (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

David Vaters may fall into the category of new solo artist, although he’s anything but new to making music, but he also falls in with a small band of artists who have a unique sound and singular voice. Not as … Continue reading

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Bleed 432 – Roddan (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some things just remain part of modern history. The sleek lines of a Volkswagen Beetle, the iconic shape of a Coca-Cola bottle, the fit of the blue jean, the sound of the classic singer-songwriter. And that is exactly where Roddan … Continue reading

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Brilliant Light – Danny and The Champions of The World (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Danny and his Champ’ chaps have always been hard to pin down generically. Americana is always a label which raises its head and indeed they are, to a degree but not in the way that we normally associate with the … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CXC: Hard Bargain – Chris Murphy

Folk music, roots music, world music, Americana…all terms which only go a very small way to describing what Chris Murphy does, for in many ways they are terms far too loaded down with implication to do the job efficiently. This … Continue reading

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Gold Rush – Hannah Aldridge (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It isn’t just the various sounds that make up the songs; hints of country, heartland rock, southern gothic and more that create a geographical fix for Hannah Aldridge’s sophomore album. There is something else that inhabits the spaces between the … Continue reading

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Promised Land – Russ Still and the Moonshiners (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Terms such as country-rock often conjure conflicts in the mind of the would be punter. Rock music tipping its Stetson at more rootsy traditions? Country music making a break for wider commercial markets by betraying the tenets of the genre? … Continue reading

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And You Brutus – Cranford Hollow (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s great when a band throw you a bit of a curveball like the minimalistic, ambient intro of And You Brutus. I’m looking at their image of five bearded bar room savants and thinking that somewhere along the line a … Continue reading

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