David Gray’s New LP & Tour

  The Wildhearts in Pictures

  Women of Song - New Music

  The Stones Support Announced

  The Reads Live LP Launch

  Amos Lee Live in London

  Mama Kin Live in London

  3 Great New Albums

  Micah P. Hinson Live London

  Otis Gibbs 2014 LP & Tour

  Cambridge Folk Festival 2014

  Ásgeir Interview

  Foreigner Live Manchester

  The Feeling Live in Liverpool

  Metronomy Live 2014

  New Albums

  David J. Roch New Album

  Brody Dalle Tour & Album ‘14

  John Butler Trio 2014

  Rodrigo y Gabriela 2014

  Beth Nielsen Chapman Tour & LP

  Nina Persson New Album Coming

  HAIM Spring Tour 2014

  Sonisphere UK 2014

  My Best Albums of 2013

  The Temperance Movement Live

  BRAD Classic LP Reissues +

  World’s No1 For Music Images

  Heaven’s Basement Live

  The Handsome Family Live

  Katey Brooks Live

  Josh Ritter Album Review

  Amelia Curran Live

  Glen Hansard & Friends Live

  Hamell On Trial Live 2013

  Great Modern Drummers

  Andrea Bocelli Live in Liverpool

  Within Temptation Live

  Volbeat & Toploader Live!

  Seasick Steve Live

  Black Country Communion - Live!

The Finest, New Americana

The Finest, New Americana

If you’re into Americana here’s two albums that deserve a place in your collection. They are as diverse as hell and for us quite easily rank as two of the best albums released in 2014 - in any genre!

Hook & Anchor HOOK & ANCHOR. Jealous Butcher/Woodphone Records
Hook & Anchor is a story of lost songs [...]

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WEEKLY FEATURES

As live shows go, there are few on this earth that can compete with an Ani DiFranco headline supported by Hamell on Trial. In truth if you want great songs, great performances and an engaging performers, either can do this better than almost anyone else in the world.

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NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
PUSH THE SKY AWAY

18th FEBRUARY 2013
“Well, if I were to use that threadbare metaphor of albums being like children, then Push The Sky Away is the ghost-baby in the incubator and Warren’s loops

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It’s been another dreadful year for the quality of radio airplay led of course by the monolithic BBC and its wholly publicly funded Radio 1 and Radio 2 stations. Hence, the vast majority of our Best Albums of 2012 list have not been seen or heard on radio and TV whose coverage

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Liverpool Echo Arena, 11 November 2012.
The Players:
Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Svetla Vassileva (Bulgarian Soprano)
Div4s (Italian Soprano Quartet Ensemble)

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Manchester Apollo, 28 July 2012.
It is rare for two of my personal favourite top ten rock lead vocalists appear on the same bill (at one of the best venues around) when I discovered that Glen Hansard and Eddie Vedder were performing together I was

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BBC 2011: “The Year The Music Died” It’s been building up for a few years now as the BBC, especially its radio stations, increasingly influence what we listen to as a nation via UK online and terrestrial services. The UK music scene has never been so

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