Aruba Red returns with Shadow Work; a stunning new EP that is wrought with personal emotion throughout. The music is sublime and the songs are affecting.
Is anybody there? Former REM man Peter Buck and The Auteurs’ Luke Haines make a record that’s delightfully off kilter.
Simple Minds Street Fighting Years album from 1989 gets the deluxe treatment on a 4CD set from Universal. Let me see those hands…
Iain Matthews is probably the finest British exponent of the ‘Americana’ musical genre; read what we thought of Matthews Southern Comfort’s forthcoming album.
Matt McGinn has already released one of the best albums of 2020 in Lessons Of War. The County Down native is a master wordsmith who has crafted brilliant, narrative songs. Here, he tells us why he loves the music of John Martyn.
As Leeds band KOYO prepare the move towards their second album, here’s a chance to catch live versions of some of the songs from the debut album.
The Inspector Cluzo nip across from Gascony and don’t quite destroy Manchester but do some damage to an innocent drum kit.
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.