Category Archives: indie-folk

Summertime Blues / December (Again) –  The Raft (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Cosmic folk-pop. Is that a thing? Well, if not, let’s make it a thing, after all we need a suitable category to put The Raft in, so why not that? As Phil Wilson and his associates go about their business … Continue reading

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Integration (Not Segregation) – Ben Brookes

I often hear people posing the question of how you can take the singer-songwriter, one voice, one guitar format and update it for the modern musical audience? My response is why should you have to? Not only is there an “if it ain’t … Continue reading

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Walk Through The Forest – Dr Buzzworm (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If you didn’t know that Dr Buzzworm hailed from the West Coast of America, you could take an educated guess based on listening to this one song. I’m not saying that Californian’s have a monopoly on such a ragged and … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXVI : The Drink That Kills Me – Willodean

Music and alcohol have always been in a relationship; from the inspiring to the fatal they are both connected in an on going dance. Music has long celebrated and cursed the liquid in equal measure and here Willodean take a … Continue reading

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You Look Like Hell – James Parenti (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Why merely be a singer-songwriter when you can be a sonic painter? Why be a guy with a guitar when you can be a conjuror of taste and texture? Why settle for playing songs when you can create worlds? Why … Continue reading

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Nobody Gives a Damn – Owen Sartori (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

All music is a juggling act of views and references, new ideas and absorbed sounds; the art is just not showing the welds that join them all together. Owen Sartori is a top sonic welder. He blurs so many musical … Continue reading

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King’s Daughters Home For Incurables – Karla Kane (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I don’t know why I should be surprised that someone from the sun strewn West Coast of America should deliver one of the most authentic sounding folk records of the year so far. It isn’t like music belongs to any … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Friends – Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Striping music back to its very essence is something that sounds easy but is rarely done well. The Civil Wars did it, though they never sounded like they were having a lot of fun doing so, The Black Feathers and … Continue reading

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