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Arrow – Ciara O’Neill (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

With her previous album being well received amongst critics and buyers alike and the double single of Hurtin’ /Dreamer already hinting at the delicate folk goodness that her second full album was going to deliver, Arrow’s promotional work had largely … Continue reading

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Set In The Back – Ben McNeil (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

We have probably all got accustomed to the current wave of singer-songwriters who revel in fashion fixations and dreams of celebrity, production line pop pose and style over substance, as the accepted norm. But that’s what makes Ben McNeil a … Continue reading

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Whiskey Priest –  Ben Noble (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Cutting Teeth hinted at Ben Noble’s ability to craft emotive and gently sweeping folkscapes but it didn’t prepare the listener for the fact that he is able to fill a whole album with the sort of songs which could have … Continue reading

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Henry Bateman – Ready or Not/Mother (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I love the air of detachment that exudes from the heart of Henry Bateman’s music. For whilst Ready or Not is lyrically all about trying to form a specific emotional tie, musically it sits in its own space, slightly away … Continue reading

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Back Into Paradise – Ben Montague (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s easy to forget when a whole music genre seems to have developed trying it’s damnedest to be Frank Turner, or failing that Oxygen Thief, that one man with a guitar does not have to result in bullish angst or … Continue reading

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