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Folk rock


Classic Album: Bob Dylan – Oh Mercy

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Not Forgotten: Jethro Tull – Stormwatch

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Not Forgotten: Jethro Tull – Under Wraps

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Not every artist finds the task of creating something beautiful out of something challenging easy. That’s certainly not the case for Tokunbo. Although this kind of artistic process often results in masterpieces, the journey alone is hard and lonesome. Award Winning German- Nigerian Songstress Tokunbo has gone from finding huge success as the vocalist of …

Skinny Lister onstage at King Tuts, Glasgow

One of the surprise joys of lockdown was the emergence of sea shanties which, with the help of the TikTok generation, went viral. Skinny Lister invited The Longest Johns on their current UK tour and the gig in Glasgow at King Tuts was as raucous as you would expect. The added ingredient was the fact …

THIS record begins not in the virus, lockdown, careers suddenly and virally iced, like the back story of so many records of recent times. Which in itself, may be a relief of sorts. No: this record begins with that other cultural tragedy of our isles and times. B. B. Can I even say it? Brexit. …

Jackie Leven

I remember vividly the first time that I heard ‘The Sexual Loneliness of Jesus Christ’ by outsider, Scottish troubadour Jackie Leven. It was 2001 and I was totally unprepared for and utterly mesmerised by the sheer audacity of Leven’s artistic reach and the epic sweep of his lyrics and music on that track. I couldn’t …

We premiered the lead single from New Jersey trio Cold Weather Company‘s new record toward the end of June, to head up the release of their Coalescence, Pt. 1 primer EP, and are equally pleased to premiere the next cut from it; and we mean ‘cut’ in the most literal sense. A self-contained track in …

The Scottish genre wandering folk rockers are sharing their next chapter in their music legacy with the release of album – Good Luck, seeker. A romping, roaring collection of tracks displaying all of what this band have become. The singles ‘My Wanderings In The Weary Land’, ‘The Soul Singer’, ‘Low Down In The Broom’ and …

English Folk rock band The Levellers formed in Brighton, England in 1988, consisting of Mark Chadwick (guitar and vocals), Jeremy Cunningham (bass guitar), Charlie Heather (drums), Jon Sevink (violin), Simon Friend (guitar and vocals), and Matt Savage (keyboards). Taking their name from the Levellers political movement. With a long career in the music industry the guys are still a creative force …

Folk rockers The Levellers have shared their new single ‘Generation Fear’, taken from their upcoming studio album Peace, which will be released on the 14th August via On The Fiddle recordings.  Written during the album recording process, the track evolved as a full band collaboration and its immediacy comes from a lot of the band laying their …

BALTIMORE’S Wye Oak are on a real creative roll. The stylistically free-grazing duo of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack have released a video for “AEIOU”, a taster for their new EP for Merge, No Horizon, which is due out on July 31st.  It’s composed of a beautiful animated line drawing to convey the lyrics, put …