Category Archives: indie-folk

Crocodile Tears and The Velvet Cosh –  David J (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Stock in the Bauhaus name is riding high at the moment. With one half of the band currently working as Poptone and David J undertaking an extensive world tour with Pete Murphy as we speak, it is certainly the perfect … Continue reading

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Don’t Feel To Work –  Evan Jewett (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Whilst there is undoubtedly an art to writing songs that are all about immediacy and hook, ones which you can find a way into as soon as the song enters your consciousness, that is only one approach. Such songs are … Continue reading

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Hey Maria –  Gypsyfingers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Maybe language gets in the way, maybe the process of sharing experiences looses something when you start to define it, describe it, nail it down. So maybe meeting a random stranger, finding that you don’t speak each others language but … Continue reading

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It’s Our Time –  The Light The Heat (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Well, this is just lovely isn’t it? You can’t knock a euphoric, upbeat, summer song, one built of wonderful loud-quiet dynamic, sing-along choruses, one that just oozes fun and joyfulness, can you? It’s Our Time is all of that and … Continue reading

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Tomberlin releases new track “I’m Not Scared”

Tomberlin, the rising Louisville, KY-based artist, has released “I’m Not Scared,” the latest from her Saddle Creek debut album, At Weddings. DIY, who premiered the song today are calling it “deeply emotive and touching.” At Weddings is available for pre-order and due out 8/10 via Saddle Creek. Of the song, Sarah … Continue reading

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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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