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Album Review: Jethro Tull – 50 for 50

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Not Forgotten: Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding

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Ellorie McKnight’s latest EP, “Equinox,” is a captivating journey through earthy Americana and folk that transports listeners to the serene landscapes of rural Canada. Released exclusively on Bandcamp, this collection of songs reflects McKnight’s deep connection with the natural world and her experiences living in the vast and remote Yukon. The EP opens with “Trivial,” …

‘Sheherazaad’ translated in Hindi and Urdu means a “free city” which is at odds to her mini-album, ‘Qasr’, which translates to “castle” or “fortress” in Urdu, it was written during a time of family estrangement, grief over a lost elder, and the racial polarisation of her country as she knew it. “It was maddening” Sheherazaad says, “that the music of my origins …

‘Yours Until The War Is Over’ is Amigo The Devil’s (Danny Kiranos) third studio album and the first to be entirely recorded, produced and engineered in-house. The album title is a reference to the love affair between Ernest Hemingway and his nurse Agnes von Kurowsky in the closing months of World War I, a (trauma) bond …

Niall SummertonAnnounces debut album ‘What Am I Made Of’Out 14th April 2023 on Tiny Library Leeds based newcomer Niall Summerton balances existential ponderings with a blissful indie-folk sound on debut album ‘What Am I Made Of’, juxtaposing themes of mortality, grief and anxiety with exquisitely crafted earworms. Wish You Could Speak is a 2 minute grunge-tinged ripper that brings …

Without ascertaining any form of comparison to up and coming singer-songwriters, there comes a time when music fans and musicians alike must recognise true , authentic talent when it stands before them, majestic and humble. That is in all honesty what I think of Ana Silvera’s music, and am completely mystified that it took me …

One year ago, THE WEATHER STATION released Ignorance, one of 2021’s most praised and far-reaching albums. And now, in 2022 Tamara Lindeman is pleased to reveal the swift arrival of its follow-up, How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars, which will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally on 11th March via Fat Possum.The album is fronted by the extraordinary lead …

Seattle-based singer/songwriter/classically trained cellist and illustrator Jeremiah Moon has released his debut solo EP – Sputnik. The EP was recorded with friend and producer Adam Black in a remote cabin in Florence, OR. “We laid down the main tracks during this time and pieced together the rest of the EP and arrangements over the next couple of …

LIKE all of us, I guess, Ben Chasny, the man behind the psychedelic guitar explorers Six Organs of Admittance, is a person of many facets; forget the personal here, we’re concerned with the musical. There’s the more carefree, garagey Ben we’ve seen laying down frayed and wholly lovable tunes, sometimes teetering on the edge of …

BASSIST Devin Hoff may well be one of those names little known to you, but whose invaluable contributions to a record you’ve likely loved; as a four-string sharpshooter of absolute repute he’s contributed to not far shy of a hundred releases by the likes of Julia Holter, Nels Cline, Xiu Xiu, Cibo Matto, Sharon Van …

Take multi-instrumentalist Michael J. York (Coil, The Utopia Strong) and the incredible vocal talents of Katherine Blake (Mediaeval Baebes), and the end result is something totally out of this world – folklore and mysticism, early Arabian and Mediaeval music, first millennia Eastern poetry blended together with Poe, Scott and Chesterton. The result is an ethereal …