Category Archives: blues

Saint Agnes release ‘Diablo, Take Me Home’ ahead of tour

After a run of festival dates in the UK and Europe this summer including a mainstage appearance at Kendal Calling, Saint Agnes release live favourite ‘Diablo, Take Me Home’. Onstage they declare “We are Saint Agnes. We are a rock … Continue reading

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Echo Town new album and tour dates

Arriving on 5th October 2018 as the eagerly awaited follow-up to their benchmark album, 2016’s ‘Be Strong Troop On’, the dynamic duo of Richard & Robert Harrison make their return and clearly mean business. A fusion of molten rock wig-outs, … Continue reading

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Dan Owen tour and debut album

Dan Owen has announced a string of live dates for October and November, following the release of his forthcoming debut album Stay Awake With Me on August 17th. Regarding the record Dan says, “This is my first album. I like to think … Continue reading

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Love Come Down –  Thea Hopkins (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If asked to name an exquisite songwriter, we could all roll a bunch of names off without hesitation. Questioned to name a brilliant performer and again we could do so with ease. If pushed for someone who plays with a … Continue reading

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London Irish – Linda Em (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It would be very easy to just peg Linda Em as being a female Nick Cave, she has the same blends of musical tradition and outsider thinking, and whilst that makes for an easy musical hook to hang my reviewers … Continue reading

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Verve Crystal – Humboldt Been (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is something wonderfully glacial about Verve Crystal. The songs are wilfully unhurried seeming to ooze and crawl forward rather than be driven by anything more urgent and anyone who opens an album with an opus clocking in at just … Continue reading

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White Monster  (and other songs)  – The Licks  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

A wise man once said, “Fashions and fads are for fools and freeloaders.” Okay, it wasn’t a wise man, it was me, just now, I just made it up. But I stand by the sentiment. If you are a young … Continue reading

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Meant 2 Be –  The Happy Curmudgeons (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

When Idle Time first wafted across the office space, I had The Happy Curmudgeons pegged as folk rock wranglers of the old school. They threaded a path through the likes of CSN, Neil Young, the Grateful Dead and other such … Continue reading

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Float Your Boat  –  The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Given their cow-punk credentials, their brilliant collision of roots sounds from both sides of the Atlantic, their gypsy blues bar band busk swagger, it is fairly unexpected that the opening and titular song on their second e.p. Float Your Boat, … Continue reading

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Wild  –  Acid Hags (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sitting here in England writing about a band from Croatia not too long after my own country’s World Cup defeat to them, might cause some writers to look harshly on them through some sense of sport related, warped national pride. … Continue reading

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