Category Archives: indie-folk

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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Scene and Heard – CCLXVIII : Will She  – Katey Brooks  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Folk music is going through some interesting changes. Perhaps in an effort to shake of the age old image off pipe-smoking traditionalism and Arran sweatered folk police pedantry, it is looking to the likes of dream-pop, indie and other commercial … Continue reading

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What If  –  Last Charge of The Light Horse (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Not only a brilliant name for a band, I’m a sucker for the weird and historical so this one really works for me, but a great song too. What If runs along gentle indie-rock lines but so skilfully that it … Continue reading

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The Valley –  Ian Roland (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ian Roland creates the sort of music which seems to make the need for journalistic labels redundant. Yes, it comes from a folky place, but seems neither overly traditional nor unnecessarily commercial, though you can imagine it making headway into … Continue reading

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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 is 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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