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ALBUM REVIEW: Susanna – ‘Baudelaire & Piano’: recasting the poet in solo dusk

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Album Review: The Divine Comedy – Foreverland

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CATCH PRICHARD are a chamber-pop orchestral project based in the San Francisco Bay city of Oakland, who have a delightfully nuanced, baritone way with their musical stylings, the like of which you may have not heard since Tindersticks were in their early orchestral pomp. They have a new album out on April 23rd entitled I …

Known as the darker brother of The Go-Betweens, Peter Milton Walsh’s career has recently been revamped, also thanks to the collaboration with a few French labels, Microcultures and Talitres. The latter has now announced that they are reissuing A Life Of Farewells, a 1995 album previously only available on CD from the original release. The …

TWO things to note from the off about the Norwegian chanteuse fatale born Susanna Karolina Wallumrød: firstly, she is both a deep appreciator and fashioner of the arts – no throwaway, careerist pop remixes her, no dalliance with song for song’s sake. Music, and art more broadly, is far too important  business for frippery; life …

Now a dozen albums into their career, The Divine Comedy have steadily carved their own unique niche into the musical landscape over the last twenty seven years. While Foreverland breaks little in the way of new ground for Neil Hannon and his bandmates, it continues to steadily build on what has already proved to be …

There’s no doubt there’s something to Stillwater, Oklahoma trio Other Lives, just ask endorsees Radiohead and Bon Iver, and Rituals, the bands third album, certainly has plenty of moments where their balance of the ambitious, the cinematic and the (at least previously evident) earthy folk strands pull together to make something that reminiscent of, well, …