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Peggy Seeger - The Invisible Woman

‘Legend’ is a term often bandied about a little too loosely, but in the case of Peggy Seeger, it is a justified and well-earned description. Seeger has been a pivotal figure in the UK and US folk movements, in her own right, and with her late husband Ewan MacColl, and comes from a musical family …

RAINE HAMILTON, the chamber-folk artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, grew up in musical family and learned her chops early; in fact, her parents met in a rock band in the 1970s – music runs that deep for her. Her particular brand of folk pushes the boundaries of the trad form, borrowing from the counterpoint principles of …

FOR THOSE who don’t know the project, Dark Tea is Gary Canino’s solo project, taking advantage of a large group of collaborators in the New York scene. Spanning across mostly 80s-inspired songwriting styles, the project is quite characteristic but also classic-sounding, in its own way. Gary is now announcing a new record, out April 30th …

HAILING from Franconia, in southern Germany, Roland Wälzlein is on a mission to bring us glowing, stirring folk as Fish and Scales – and we’re premiering his first, rather groovy and lovely, single of the year, “You Can Call Me LOVE” here today at Backseat Mafia. As a child of 6, he underwent – and …

BILL MACKAY, the Chicago-based guitarist, improviser of note and all-round scion of six strings, sure loves to enter into a two-way conversation with other artists with reliably beautiful results; witness the brace of albums he’s recorded with the freewheelin’ Ryley Walker, Land Of Plenty and Spiderbeetlebee. There was 2019’s darker two-hander with cellist Katinka Klein, …

YVONNE AMBRÉE is an artist currently based in Berlin who writes, records and produces music under the nom-de-musique Panteon. She has a particular way with an airy, fragile folk melody and a voice to match, delicate and honeyed, just a touch of the Marissa Nadlers in her velvet swoop. Which is not something to be …

Following on from the news that The Staves will release their third album on 5th February 2021, the band have just released a very special live version of the title track, ‘Good Woman’. Of the live version, the girls say, “Here’s the live video for Good Woman. Shot at home in London in beautiful Sunbeam Studios and …

“Flourish is like when my part of the world coming to life” says Jack Cooper of Modern Nature when talking about their new track, ”I live on the edge of London between Leytonstone and Epping Forest, so the signs of spring are very apparent round here – flowers, light, people talking in their gardens.”  That …

Ferris and Sylvester

Ahead of their myriad festival appearances this summer, London duo Ferris and Sylvester have officially released their live cover of Waterloo Sunset following its reception on BBC Radio 2 : It’s an effective duet, drifting in with a gentle opening, contrasting with more robust driving rhythm as it picks up pace throughout, almost an opposite …

Promo image of Martha Ffion for Take Your Name single

With her new album ‘Sunday Best’ out on March 9th via Turnstile Music, Irish born – Glasgow based Martha Ffion has just released a new video for the track Baltimore. It’s lilting indie/folk, a little vignette of a tale that Ffion spins in her own inimitable fashion. It, along with the rest of the album, …