Mike Ainscoe travels back in time to 1982 when he had his first encounter with Marillion. A guilty pleasure for nigh on forty years.
Hell’s Ditch are a punk band from Nottingham; they are a new band formed of members from other bands including ex/current members of Bad Ideas, River Jumpers & Dearist. They write about their love of Ash for our Why I Love column.
Roddy Woomble, frontman of Idlewild, releases an EP that could be seen as a departure for the Scot.
Good to report that the Robert Cray we know and love is at the heart of the new album, That’s What I Heard.
Basia Bulat is a Canadian singer from Montreal. She is set to release her fifth album at the end of March. We take a listen to Are You In Love?
Commoners Choir, the collective who out the oi in choir, have a new album out packed with gusto and commitment.
Littlemen is a Wiltshire-based, UK Americana collective which performs the varied and thought-provoking songs of the band’s mainstay, Nick Allen. It’s A Beautiful Thing is the band’s second offering.
Beggar are set to release their new album, Compelled To Repeat, on 3rd April via APF Records. Here, the band discuss their love of Swedish experimental / extreme metal act, Meshuggah.
Sky Valley Mistress release their debut album, Faithless Rituals. It feels like it has been a long time coming, but by God it’s worth it!
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.
Belfast’s New Pagans are being tipped for big things. They channel bands like Pixies, Black Honey and Wolf Alice into their raw and rocky alt-pop. Read why they love Alkaline Trio.
Clannad put on a show for a sold out and defiant Manchester crowd. Their In A Lifetime final tour hits the grand Bridgewater Hall.
News of Hip To The Jag, the debut solo album by Kavus Torabi which is out on Believer’s Roast on 22nd May 2020.
We take a listen to Huam, the second album by Salt House, the trio from Inverness-shire and Shetland. It’s out on Andy Bell’s Hudson Records.
Fassine’s track “Whatever It Takes To Help You Sleep” was played as the backdrop to Netflix’s first feature film “Velvet Buzzsaw”, while ”Leaves” was featured on Oprah Winfrey’s Queen Sugar. Here, the band share their love of the mighty XTC for our Why I Love column.