Category Archives: country

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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Drivin’ – Richard Schroder (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If your first idea might be the most natural and honest point of creativity when it comes to song writing, it is how you sculpt, edit, re-write, arrange and polish the song which is the different between a nice idea … 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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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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Mending Fences – Richard Lynch (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sometimes, after you have been bombarded with prefix riddled country, alt-this and post-that or even more meaningless concepts such as roots or Americana, it is nice to just listen to an album that isn’t afraid to just come straight out … Continue reading

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Chip Shop E.P. – Tex Pistols (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

We are not normally that big on straight out covers here at Dancing About Architecture, but there were a number of reasons, musical and otherwise, why we wanted to give this cheeky little release some room. Firstly the lead track … 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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Weeding Out The Wicked – The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Last time I dipped my toe into the crazy waters of The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show it was to experience their clattering cider-punk-country-hoedown Tightropin’ a song which gave me the opportunity to roll out all those literary juxtapositions and … Continue reading

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We Humans – Craig Johnstone (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

First impressions are always interesting events and so it is with the first 30 seconds of Key of D, the opening salvo of We Humans. If I had been led to assume that this was just another collection of alt-country … Continue reading

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