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Track: The Waterboys – My Wanderings In The Weary Land

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WITH a brace of cassettes, a couple of digital singles (2019’s “Dear Natalie” and this April’s Four Tracks) sandwiching a one-off 7″ for Nebraska’s Saddle Creek, “Enough Salt (For All Dogs)” of which there’s literally a handful left at Bandcamp, West Yorkshire’s Crake are stepping boldly forward and have signed for Fika Recordings, home to …

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 …

The Waterboys have released the video for ‘Why Should I Love You’ from the critically acclaimed new album Good Luck, Seeker out now via Cooking Vinyl. Read our review here. ‘Why Should I Love You’ is a fantastic cover of a lesser-known Kate Bush song, rearranged and rocked-up in Waterboys style, and illuminated by a romantic video. Mike Scott …

Marika Hackman returns with ‘Covers’, a darkly beautiful, self-produced new album which showcases a more vulnerable side, out 13th November via Transgressive in World-ex America and on Sub Pop in North and South America. The album features interpretations of songs by Air, Alvvays, Beyonce, Edith Frost, Grimes, Elliott Smith, Muna, Radiohead, The Shins, and Sharon Van Etten Accompanying the …

The Waterboys follow the recent release of their current upbeat pop single ‘The Soul Singer’ with the gorgeous arrangement of ‘Low Down In The Broom’. It is accompanied by a mysterious and atmospheric video that reflects its origins as a traditional Scottish folk song. Both songs, along with the dramatic epic ‘My Wanderings In The Weary Land’, give a …

 The Waterboys release their brand new single ‘The Soul Singer’ taken from their new album ‘Good Luck, Seeker’ released on August 21st  via Cooking Vinyl and follow up to last single ‘My Wanderings In The Weary Land’. Aa uptempo infectious Motown inspired jam. Out are the wild strings, infectious lead and driving drums of ‘My Wanderings …

CORNISH-English folk-rock sextet Red River Dialect have released a surprise three-track, digital EP, Overabundance, book-ending the album from last year, Abundance Welcoming. The EP, which features three tracks recorded at sessions for the album in Carmarthenshire in late 2018, is out on Paradise of Bachelors today (July 3rd). Singer-songwriter and guitarist David Morris writes: “Three …

DAVID MORRIS, proud Falmothian and singer with Red River Dialect – the six-piece who’ve brought us some of the most vital of British folk-rock over the past decade – has shared a solo sketch. Described by David as “a lockdown love letter to my housemates”, “The Ballad of Ross Wyld” strips back the layered instrumentation …

The Waterboys, one of the most creative, loved and literate bands of the last four decades, return this summer with their 14th studio album Good Luck, Seeker. The first track to go live is the seven-minute mash-up manifesto ‘My Wanderings In The Weary Land’. Comprising dramatic spoken-word over wild, relentless genre-busting music, ‘My Wanderings In The Weary Land’ …