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Eric D Johnson, aka Fruit Bats, has been releasing the most warmly wonderful folk-rock cosmic-americana for the past 20 years and marks that anniversary with the release of glorious new album, The Pet Parade, out on Merge. If you’re a fan of Johnson’s richly melodic tunes – and we sure are – then you will be …

Feature image of H.B. Nielsen leaning against a wall in a baseball cap.

Swedish singer-songwriter, rambler and travelling tattoo artist, H.B. Nielsen, follows up 2020’s debut album “Grand Opening” with his new EP, “It’s Today Again” which is out today. It’s a delicious slice of Scandinavian-infused indie folk Americana and a great addition to the phenomenal ‘Nordicana’ scene that includes the likes of First Aid Kit, The Tallest …

Dre Danburry sat on a sofa with fire behind him.

Legendary American D.I.Y. folk-pop singer-songwriter (and barber shop owner) Drew Danburry has just released his latest single – “Song To Long” – a revived and re-recorded version of a song written and recorded in 2006 with collaborator Ian Aiello. It’s an interesting thought experiment. How many artists have partially written and half recorded songs that …

Madi Diaz - Man in Me

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Madi Diaz has just been signed to ANTI- and is straight out of the blocks with her first single – ‘Man in Me’, co-produced with Andrew Sarlo (Courtney Marie Andrews, Big Thief, Bon Iver) and if this is the shape of things to come then we are definitely going to be hearing a …

Peggy Seeger - The Invisible Woman

‘Legend’ is a term often bandied about a little too loosely, but in the case of Peggy Seeger, it is a justified and well-earned description. Seeger has been a pivotal figure in the UK and US folk movements, in her own right, and with her late husband Ewan MacColl, and comes from a musical family …

Modern Hinterland Band Picture

‘Americana’ is one of those genre descriptions that is narrow enough to be definable but wide enough to be inclusive. Americana music is built on the shared and varied musical traditions of the United States, specifically those sounds that are merged from folk, country, blues, rock and roll, and gospel. Americana music is ‘of’ those styles, but …

Songs of the Sea Album Cover

Songs of the Sea​ is Ian David Green’s debut full album, due for release on Bandcamp on 20th February 2021, and what a debut! Green is a singer-songwriter from Liverpool, now living in London. His musical influences range from folk greats like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Van Morrison to more contemporary folk / indie …

Julianna Barwick releases stunning single ‘In Light’, featuring Jónsi from Sigur Rós via Ninja Tune. The single is off Barwick’s new album ‘Healing Is A Miracle’ which is out on 10th July and will be her 6th album. It is an absolutely breathtaking masterpiece of choral sounds, shifting light and shade with the evocation of …

Wesley Gonzalez first hit the scene in 2005 at the age of 15 as part of indie rock band ‘Let’s Wrestle’, who went on to release three full length records over a period of 10 years. After ‘Let’s Wrestle’ called it a day in 2015, Gonzalez wasted no time in getting cracking with his solo …

Ditte Grub album art.

Ditte Grube, otherwise known as ‘Out of the Woods’, releases her debut album ‘Birds and Beasts’ on 12 June, 2020. The Danish artist recently did an ‘At Home’ session for us ahead of the album release, performing beautiful album track ‘I Remember You’. The album was recorded at Grube’s home studio in the woods of …