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The Morning Kings – The Morning Kings (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sometimes the right band comes along just at the right time. This isn’t some grandiose statement about the nature of the universe, more an insight into how my morning is going. When you have spent the day so far struggling … Continue reading

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Courtney Yasmineh goes from Minneapolis to Manhattan

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One More Flight – The Sawtooth Brothers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Musical genres are made up of  gradients running from one extreme to the other with bands being positioned along it based on factors not always as pure as just playing songs. The line begins in its heartland traditions, music made for the … Continue reading

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Radiate/dissolve – Rogue Valley (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Clues are often found everywhere you look; such is the nature of my holistic mindset. The fact that in an age where minimalism is king, where packaging and presentation are often peripheral thoughts especially when sending a record off to … Continue reading

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Black Beauty – The Twilight Hours (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

A quick flick through the The Twilight Hours family tree will give you a few pointers as to what is probably going to come your way over the course of this sophomore album. More than that debut Stereo Night signposted … Continue reading

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Wake Me When The Wind Dies Down – Vicky Emerson (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I have been lucky to be inundated with a deluge of pretty outstanding rootsy and Americana albums of late, from both side of the Atlantic, and even amongst the benchmarks set by that pile of great music, Vicky Emerson still … Continue reading

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Fern Girl and Ice Man – The Lowest Pair (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Banjos get a hard time generally, especially over on this side of the water where they aren’t a part of the collective musical heritage as it is Stateside. But right from the opening salvo of The River Will, you quickly … Continue reading

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Holy Bones – Mary Bue (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Although known for a more intimate, piano led, style, Bue’s sixth album, Holy Bones, sees her really throw all caution to the wind and explore a wider creative potential. Inspired in part by nightmares of cleaving a grand piano in … Continue reading

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Nightmare in a Day – Camp Dark (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is something wonderfully lazy in the tumbling sounds of Camp Dark’s debut offering. Not lazy in the sense of underachievement as the obvious attention to detail and rich textures point to the exact opposite, but lazy in the way … Continue reading

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Going To The Sun – Going To The Sun (Mountainsize Music) reviewed by Dave Franklin

It seems quite apt to be sitting here in the first week of 2015 listening to the life-affirming strains of New Year, the opening salvo from Going To The Sun’s debut album. It also becomes clear immediately that anyone who … Continue reading

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