We go on track again and look at the next in the series that examines the output of Fairport Convention, Hawkwind and Toto. Three bands who define their genre.
Mike has been photographing and writing about bands going back many years. Editor on Louder Than War, he also contributes to the LTW magazine, Powerplay Rock & Metal mag, Fireworks and FATEA as well as freelancing for PROG, Record Collector, Sonic Bandwagon and local press in Bury and Congleton.
Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band follow up their live work with as an impressive a debut as you’ll find. Anywhere. It’s called Natural Invention.
We have a jolly old chinwag with Pete Trewavas of Marillion about the deluxe reissue of the bands debut album Script For A Jester’s Tear (and much more)
The fourth studio album from Siobhan Miller, one of the key singer-songwriters to emerge from Scotland in recent times. All Is Not Forgotten is a beautifully crafted set.
Their previous This Is Eggland album was pretty good. I Am Moron finds The Lovely Eggs bringing us more idiocy from Lancaster.
So here we are once more. The 1983 debut album from infamous prog rockers Marillion gets re-issued with all the trimmings almost forty years after the initial release.
Twisted Wheel continue their evolution with a third album – Satisfying The Ritual – whose influences are far and wide, high and handsome and make up a belter of a record.
The Slow Readers Club release their fourth album in a flurry of activity. The sombre premonitions of The Joy Of The Return will never be more apt.
Mike Ainscoe travels back in time to 1982 when he had his first encounter with Marillion. A guilty pleasure for nigh on forty years.
Commoners Choir, the collective who out the oi in choir, have a new album out packed with gusto and commitment.
Australian folk singer/songwriter and storyteller Carus Thompson launches his seventh solo album with a backup team anyone would like to have on the bench.
Not quite back to the scene of their ‘Best Album’ triumph at the 2019 Folk Awards for Hide And Hair, Trials Of Cato are back in Manchester.
…And You Will Now Us By The Trail Of Dead and Alex Henry Foster lay waste to Manchester. We were at the front swatting off Foster sweat.
A fond farewell to the Irish family who can clock off after fifty years of music-making. Clannad and their legacy are celebrated on In A Lifetime.
The latest chapter in the Big Country story. You can see the headline as the Watson guitar duo unite with US fan as bandmate. Their first new music since 2013’s The Journey holds a few surprises.