We manage a brief catch up with Exploring Birdsong, a band we’ve been admiring, at Satan’s Hollow as they visit Manchester.
Matt McGinn releases his fourth full length album. Lessons Of War is a stunning selection of songs that speak of the impact of war and conflict.
Pill Pilots is the follow up to the Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow’s debut recording, The Fox; can the duo live up to Mark Radcliffe’s claim that the duo are “reminiscent of Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick.”
Ian Carr may, or may not be instantly recognisable. He’s been around a long time, has appeared on over 40 albums and has worked with many familiar names. His second solo album is a belter!
John Blek releases his fifth solo album; The Embers. The Cork songwriter delivers a wonderfully evocative experience.
Ghost Halo release their new lo-fi electronic EP via Disintegration State. It is a veritable Smörgåsbord of sounds to tuck into.
Steve Harley presents the Uncovered album – there’s still a presence of that wide-eyed 1976 rebel but this is an album of “slow, autumnal, melancholic beauty.”
Ahead of the Delain gig at Manchester Ritz, we were able to have a chat with keyboard player and main man Martijn Westerholt.
Aruba Red is an alt-soul songstress who is set to release a new EP in March. In the latest in our Why I Love series, Aruba Red shares why Erykah Badu has been such a big influence on her.
An unusual combination of instruments and an album named after a trunk road. That’s 303 from Three Cane Whale.
We have a quick Q&A with Derek Moore (aka ‘Mo’) of Nekatr after the release of their excellent new album The Other Side.
Lippy Kid is the electronica project of Derbyshire based musician Paul Scott. Here, he tells us of his love for the iconic Chuck D.
The Bloody Mallard is a London-based heavy psych, prog and alt-rock project. Here, the band share their love of the mighty King Crimson.
Howard King looks back to 1974 when he was one of the lucky ones who saw Pink Floyd in their prime.
The next batch of releases in the On Track series looks at the solo output of John, Paul, George & Ringo in the decade after the break up of The Fab Four and then the Becker/Fagan fronted Steely Dan.