Category Archives: indie-folk

Saint Sister, new single and album release date

Saint Sister, the duo from the North of Ireland, are set to release their debut album on 5th October 2018. Today they share their new single You Never Call. Known for their stunning vocal harmonies and fusion of traditional Irish … Continue reading

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Grimm Grimm – Cliffhanger (reviewed by T. Bebedor)

In my experience the term “multi-instrumentalist” allows a musician to fall into one of two categories, there are those who become a ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’ because they flit from one thing to another without really grasping … Continue reading

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The Limits of Men – Nicholas Merz (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

In many ways the idea of masculinity and the male role in modern society is undergoing a lot of examination and reevaluation. As women edge closer in the direction of equality, though I am by know means saying that they … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXLIII : River – Talitha Rise (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some music has the ability to sound ancient, tribal, primitive yet simultaneously modern and of the here and now. River from Talitha Rise’s debut album, the evocatively named An Abandoned Orchid House, is just such a piece. It is a … Continue reading

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She’s a Rose –  Sailing Stones (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Names can be an important choice for any artist and, if you are one of those people who likes to read meaning into an artist’s chosen moniker, well, you can read a lot of meaning into an artist’s chosen moniker. … Continue reading

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Watch It Fall –  Joseph Eid (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You can help but hear the spirit of Bob Dylan floating around in the back ground of Watch It Fall. Not so much I the sound of the song and certainly not in the vocals but there is something in … Continue reading

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What If… – Emily B Green (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is some music which transcends genres. I’m not saying that in a sensationalist way or to invoke the modern trend for hyperbole, it is just that some music is built along such classic lines that it predates the contemporary … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard  – CCLXXVI : All or Nothing –  Saints of Bliss (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music can make big, bold statements, make obvious moves and play predictable cards but it is at its finest, in my opinion at least, when it is employing subtler and more supple techniques to engage the listener. That, is exactly … Continue reading

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Keld – You Are Wolf (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As someone who grew up on a mixture of tradition and progressive folk sounds, as well as a host of other musical genres from the challenging to the commercial, I’m so glad to see that a whole wave of artists … Continue reading

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The Boy on the Bench –  Shaun Kelly and The Returned Gifts (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I have to confess that I had never heard the tag “B-Town scene” until Shaun Kelly’s latest rather excellent record landed on my desk. So a bit of googling later reveals it to be a cover all term for a … Continue reading

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