Joan Baez New 2018 LP & Tour

  My Best Albums of 2017

  Emily Barker Live in Manchester

  Katey Brooks New Single/Album

  Jim White Live in Manchester

  Album Of The Year?

  Tori Amos Live

  Bush & RavenEye Live

  Nitin Sawhney New Live LP

  The Vietnam War Soundtracks

  Jeff Lynne’s ELO Live CD/DVD

  Ani DiFranco’s New LP For June

  Grandaddy Live

  George Vjestica’s Bandante

  Laura Marling Live

  Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes

  Martha Wainwright Live

  A Thousand Horses Live

  Rachael Yamagata Live

  Jimmy Eat World Live

  Swans Live in Manchester

  Nick Cave With Feeling

  Ben Folds & yMusic Live

  Dan Patlansky Live Blues

  Beverley Knight Live

  Ash Live in Manchester

  Wolfmother Live

  On The MONEY

  Ludovico Einaudi Live

  Barry Adamson Live Manchester

  Jess Glynne Live

  They Might Be Giants Live

  The Temperance Movement Live

  Courtney Barnett Live

  Mercury Rev Live

  Asian Dub Foundation Live

Glen Hansard Album Review

Glen Hansard BETWEEN TWO SHORES. Anti-
“The song ‘Setting Forth’ became the catalyst for the direction Hansard hoped to achieve with BETWEEN TWO SHORES. Recorded with drummer Brian Blade and members of his Fellowship Band the song tackles themes of self-doubt in a time when it’s impossible not to be riddled with uncertainty.”
BETWEEN TWO SHORES features [...]

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My Best Albums of 2017

I cannot remember a worse year. The BBC continues to increase its dominance and influence in UK’s music industry and on public tastes. This (wholly publicly funded) corporation now even has its own annual music awards featuring, of course, the music its committees choose to playlist on their mainstream stations, to the exclusion of most [...]

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Album Reviews

Joseph Parsons THE FIELD THE FOREST. Meer Music/Blue Rose Records
THE FIELD THE FOREST is a double EP package that focuses on two distinctive writing styles of Joseph Parsons. ‘The Field’ carries a lighter meditation on redemption & relationships. ‘The Forest’ is an adventurous, heavier rock toned EP that delves into topics of mortality, war and [...]

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Americana Reviews

The Barr Brothers QUEENS OF THE BREAKERS. Secret City
“The opening song starts with a drum pattern that mimics the sound of two heartbeats out of sync. It was written by Andrew Barr while holding the hand of a loved one in hospital, where he heard two EKG machines beating slowly in and out of time [...]

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Album Reviews

Nitin Sawhney LIVE AT RONNIE SCOTTS. Gearbox Recordings
Nitin Sawhney - Keys and Guitar
Aref Durvesh - Tabla and Vocals
Ashwin Srinivasan - Bansuri Flute and Vocals
Eric Appapoulay - Guitar and Vocals
Ian Burdge - Cello
Eva Stone - Vocals
Nicki Wells -– Vocals
““For any musician growing up in or around London, especially if you’ve grown up loving great improvisation, as [...]

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Album Of The Year?

Father John Misty PURE COMEDY. Bella Union
Joshua Michael Tillman, also known as J. Tillman or Father John Misty, is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer. Maintaining a steady output of solo recordings since 2004, Tillman was a former member or toured with many acts including Demon Hunter, Saxon Shore, Fleet Foxes, Jeffertitti’s Nile, Bill [...]

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