Current iteration of the reprised and iconic founding fathers of alt. country, The Long Ryders, show no sign of surrender.
"Well, what sort of music do you like, Seuras?" Ever since that question was first aired by his mother a decade or six back he has struggled with the answer. And struggles still now. Call him a folkie, a country dude, a bluesman and he'll be happy, but don't forget the whiff of jazz, electronica and more. Not so keen on the charts, mind.
If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise…… (Clue: not teddybears!). ØXN release Cyrm.
“Ditch digger” gets a “puncher’s chance” of being “next man in line”. Rod Picott releases his Starlight Tour album.
A surprise and welcome reprise of the Jim Moray/Sam Carter folk-rock behemoth.
Something a bit different from the ever mercurial golden tonsils of Karine Polwart.
Less the Pogues with ADHD, or Dubliners on helium, The Mary Wallopers mix tears and sweat in equal measure on ‘Irish Rock’n’Roll’.
An extraordinary melange of genres battles a way through to a fruitful renegotiation of stylistic barriers.
Latest offering from your favourite Madridēno four piece Track Dogs, confounding and confabulating any sense of genre with abandon.
Selling rock back to Athens, New Jersey and Cincinnati, Broken Records return, with sufficient identity and character to make a fair trade.
“But what if I arrive”; is this journey or destination? Be beguiled by this play of songs, cast in a chamber folk light by the literate duo of Nunnery Norheim.
Glasgow post-punk polemicist, Raymond Weir, is angry…..The Eisenhowers release Nudge Unit Blues.
More belated beauts from the backlog, better late than never. Tommy Stinson and Nick Moss leading the way.
New album from Michele Stodart -A gaunt invitation to hope, a bleak study in survival, this downbeat album is strangely uplifting.
Two of the glowing lights of the vibrant new wave of contemporary folk song , Frankie Archer and Chloe Matharu, both release new singles.
Olivia Ross, from The Shee, in a solo set (Grace The Blue) where she keeps the faith over many levels.