The Fairport Wintour is in motion and a good chunk of the team, including several Fairport/Cropredy vets have been in attendance sometime, somewhere. Here we look back on the opening of the tour in Southport, a stop in Manchester and a sojourn to Bath.
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.
It might be over twenty years since Psychotic Waltz released an album but The God-Shaped Void makes it worth the wait.
The definitive Godsticks album – a reflection of the frustration of Darran Charles’ search for perfection. To be fair to Inescapable, he’s not too far off.
iamthemorning singer Mariana Semkina goes solo on the stunning Sleepwalking album out on Kscope. Not a sign of unicorns or cupcakes.
Dear Sienna by Aerialists – “a wonderful album that anyone with a taste for anything that could be described as Prog-Folk will play over and over.”
Darran Charles from Godsticks tells us about the influence of rage Against The Machine on him and his music.
Human Head is the new industrial pop / hip-hop solo project of poet and storyteller Joshua Jones, Here, Jones tells us why he loves Arab Strap.
The Masters Of Destiny tour hits Manchester. It’s album release day too for Delain’s new masterwork, Apocalypse & Chill.
Post Louis join us at the barrier for another instalment of Why I Love. Robbie Stern writes of his love of Do Make Say Think.
“If you’ve never heard anything about The Mayflower and the birth of the modern USA, these words and music could be your primer.” The words of Seth Lakeman on A Pilgrim’s Tale. Out now on BMG.
A Situation by Wrangler – “a beautifully brooding set of ten songs that dials up the darkness.”
Leeds based Steve Hadfield makes ambient, techno, and drone music. Displacement Activity is the first instalment of a set of releases planned for 2020.
It’s Independent Venue Week again. Richard Hawley is at The Met again. So are we. Again.