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Album Review: Richard Thompson – Acoustic Classics II

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Not Forgotten – Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks

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Not Forgotten: Jethro Tull – Benefit

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Following on from 2015’s lauded album, Modern Blues and 2017’s top ten-reaching double album Out Of All This Blue, on May 24th The Waterboys will release their new album Where The Action Is, via Cooking Vinyl. The title track is an update of the Robert Parker classic ‘Let’s Go Baby’ – this is proper full …

Out this friday, 13th April is a new six track EP titled side effects from acclaimed indie-folk/rock band Great Lake Swimmers. It features new new songs “The Talking Wind”, “Falling Apart” and “Side Effects” as well as fan favourites “Your Rocky Spine”, “Quiet Your Mind” and “I Became Awake”. The Talking Wind begins with intertwining …

The legendary musician, songwriter, artist and poet, P.J. Harvey, has just released a collaboration with British composer Harry Escott called ‘An Acre of Land’, the theme to mystery/thriller Dark River, the latest film by Director Clio Barnard. It is a gorgeous folk-tinged lament that showcases Harvey’s haunting vocals and expressive lyrics over delicate tendrils of …

Richard Thompson has been performing his particular brand of folk rock for the best part of five decades now, and his career has seen him regularly release critically acclaimed albums. Initially a founder member of Fairport Convention, he recorded a string of much celebrated albums with his then wife Linda throughout the 70s, and he …

Like buses (yeah I know, I should go for a less stayed cliche, but come on – you can’t beat a decent cliche sometimes) you wait for ages an album from Rhode Islands Deer Tick – four years to be precise since 2013’s negativity, and all of a sudden two come along at once. The …

By Pete Wilding It bears reminding ourselves – however disconcerting it might be – that Laura Marling has just turned 27. Nine years of unique, personal creativity on a broad canvas have passed since the release of Alas, I Cannot Swim. Critics have always been quick to admire Marling’s maturity, both in song and in …

Lanterns On The Lake have been quiet of late, however, they’ve seen fit to furnish us with this sumptuous video for ‘The Crawl’, one of the stand out tracks from recent album ‘Beings’. As singer Hazel puts it; “The Crawl is an invitation to someone. It’s about a magic escapism that transcends the shallow everyday …

WE had to check it was for real this time, following The Telegraph’s famous obituary published back in 1999. Sadly it is. Former Fairport Convention fiddle player Dave Swarbrick has died at the age of 75, his family confirmed today, from emphysema. While perhaps not unexpected, Swarbrick has suffered form ill health for a long …

Blood On The Tracks is that rare thing, an album that deserves every word of praise heaped upon it. At this stage in his career Bob Dylan had done his best to shake off the oh-so cliched ‘voice of a generation’ tag. His mid 60s electric trilogy had been rightly celebrated, but it had made …

Heron Oblivion are making it easy for us to love them with their new single Your Hollows. Although they’re a new band out of San Francisco, they boast members of Sic Alps, Six Organs of Admittance, Howlin’ Rain and Feral Ohms amongst others, as well as Meg Baird of Espers. Taken from their debut self-titled …