Category Archives: blues

Acoustic –  Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You can say what you like about Mr King but you can’t deny that he has a pretty solid work rate. It seems that barely a season goes by without at least one album popping into the review pile. Whilst … Continue reading

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I Swear I’m Going To Learn This Time –  Chris Murphy (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Chris Murphy’s musical mastery seems to spread itself across any number of genres, styles, eras, instruments and tastes, a troubadour in the truest sense, a storyteller, a communicator and an entertainer. Here we find him in the realm of rootsy … Continue reading

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J.D. Hangover –  J.D. Hangover (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

At a time when music is recorded as disconnected musical fragments which are then meticuluously put together to a perfect set of rules, it is great to come across musicians who are brave enough to return to basics, stick a … Continue reading

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Universal Joy –  David 9 Lunas (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You can always rely on David 9 Lunas to be able to deliver soulful and smooth vibes, songs which beautifully drift and glide, gently pulse with wonderful restraint and are cleverly woven. We knew that, but what makes Universal Joy … Continue reading

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Call them a Band or call them a Gang: The wicked world of The Judex

Following on from writing about their recent release Kill White Lights we sat down for a bit of a chat to find out more about our favourite Philly garage rockers The Judex to find out more about where it all started, … Continue reading

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Saved –  Jo Potter (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There are some artists who just make genreless music. Music which wanders the sonic landscape with no regard for the lines and boundaries marked on a map, one drawn up in a secret meeting of industry marketing men and music … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXVIII : It’s Up To Us! – Phillip Foxley

If you think that rock and roll is strictly a young man’s game, artists such as Phillip Foxley quickly remind us that this is certainly not the case. The genre may try to sell an image of young firebrands wielding … Continue reading

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Sooner or Later – Lynne Taylor Donovan (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is something that lies at the heart of Lynne Taylor Donovan’s sound which seem to make me picture it playing from an old radio at a low volume at night, perhaps as the quiet sound track to the scene … Continue reading

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Larger Than Life – Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is one thing you can say about Nelson King, he’s no slouch when it comes to musical output. It seems that no sooner have the last notes of his trademark scuzzed-up and sleazy garage blues faded on the wind … Continue reading

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Trials & Tribulations – Martin Simpson (reviewed by Ian O’Regan)

Martin Simpson is a phenomenal guitarist! I’ll broach no argument on that – he just is. And I don’t mean a “he’s a bit tasty, I must practice a bit more and get better” sort of phenomenal. No no! I … Continue reading

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