Category Archives: indie-folk

Scene and Heard – CCLVII  : Fishing Line 1000 Miles Deep –  StrangeJuice (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The fact that the man at the heart of StrangeJuice has earned himself the title of “The Picasso of the Australian independent music industry” actually makes a lot of sense after listening to and indeed watching the video for the … Continue reading

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Today/Television –  Paul Littlewood (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If some music are created with the intention of being right in the listeners face and some designed to be purely background music, then Paul Littlewood’s latest release is a whole new concept, a song which somehow does both. Today … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Ready When The Great Day Comes – John Johanna (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I didn’t realise people still made albums like this, but I’m damned glad that they do. Well, that John Johanna does anyway. Even before you immerse yourself in the music you encounter a mercurial air that hangs above its sonic … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXXXIV : What You Make of It – The Sad Song Co. (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ahead of his forthcoming album, Worth, due out early February, The Sad Song Co. aka Nigel Powell has released a brilliant animated lyric video for the track What You make of It, which is also available as a free download … Continue reading

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All My Swim –  Faeland (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Just as music should only really fall into two categories, good and bad, so band names also have a similar binary existence. There are some great band names, ones that tell you all you need to know before you have … Continue reading

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Sfardo  –  Alessio Bondi (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Listening to an album in a language that you are not fluent in (I’m English, most of us barely have a handle on our own language let alone those of our neighbours) is a bit like watching a subtitled film. … Continue reading

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Garnet Dusk –  Claudio Conti (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Instead of reaching for meaningless industry jargon, labels such as alt-folk, anti-folk or the strangest of them all post-folk, Garnet Dusk could be better described as “what folk did next.” For folk is certainly what is being channelled here but … Continue reading

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Breathe Less –  Bruno Merz (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sitting somewhere between the relative conformity of Simon and Garfunkel and the increasingly meandering and distant haze of Nick Drake, Breathe Less is the perfect blend of minimalism and structure. There is just enough of a musical safety net in … Continue reading

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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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