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WITH a third album of heartfelt, bell-clear folk songcraft due out in the autumn on Fat Possum’s Big Legal Mess imprint, Black Mountain, North Carolina-based Alexa Rose has released a sweet and ethereal evocation of those endless days of childhood summer, the sun hot and high, the evenings endless, the sense of expectancy and joy …

IS IT time that John Darnielle’s purveyors of the great Americana dream, The Mountain Goats, received an award for industry? In the accursed year of our Lord, 2020, when the virus came and we all suddenly became rather better acquainted with the insides of our houses and our heads than most of us could ever …

WITH her No Tomorrow EP due out a month from now, Norwegian indie-folkie Louien has one final come-hither single to share with us, after the bold country rock of “Better Woman” and the effortlessly heart-stealing “Deep Within”; that track’s called “Fire”, and you warm yourself at its flame below. She’s left behind the exploration of …

COMING atcha outta Richmond, Virginia, EggHunt Records is sure to be blowin’ up big time in an old skool, proper country music way when latest signing Sara Bug’s album drops at the end of next week; ahead of which the singer, who goes by her family nickname due to her diminutive stature, has dropped a …

THEY’RE nothing if not prolific and industrious, John Darnielle’s much-loved exponents of Americana, The Mountain Goats. It was only a year or so ago that John was in conversation with NPR about a breakneck ten days spent writing and recording Songs for Pierre Chuvin, the initially cassette-only release he put together on his boombox (it’s since had CD …

KNOW this: Miranda Solberg, the Norwegian alt.folk singer who steps out into the music world as Louien, and who is about to release an EP, No Tomorrow, for Oslo’s Jansen Records, can grasp your heart in a second with voice and her melodicism. The evidence, m’lud: it’s all there in her latest single, “Deep Within”, …

WES TIREY comes to us from the arty city of Asheville, North Carolina, out in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he’s been plying a trade in well-crafted Americana for nearly a decade with a whole clutch of releases under his belt in that time for labels such as Scissor Tail, Full Spectrum, and Noumenal Loom. …

BLOWING the dust off some buried aural treasure, Sub Pop have announced a little treat for fans of Sam Beam’s Iron & Wine: the label has brought to light a set of recordings dating back to the late Nineties, a time when Sam was attending Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts – and …

COMING armed with a clutch of proper old-skool, downhome country tunesmithery from the east of Glasgow, Rianne Downey is singing proud and strong on what’s only her second single drop, “Stand My Ground”, the proper rootsy pop inflections of which you can hear below. It’s as if our very own Dolly P had got her …

YOU’VE got a musical vision, a wish to create, that keeps you going through the grind of the everyday but which you can’t ever quite shift off the back burner? Focus on it, bend your will to it, make it happen: that’s a lesson we can all take from Coventry’s Callum Pickard, the man behind …