All articles by Lois Jeary

Lois is a freelance journalist who writes about both music and theatre. Her musical quest is to recreate the tingly feeling she got when she first saw Rilo Kiley do ‘With Arms Outstretched’ – M. Ward and Joanna Newsom come closest. Sharing music with others is the single most erotic thing she knows, so don’t tell her you like what she recommended to you unless you really mean ‘I love you too’.

Live | Lach: Up the Anti!

The title of Lach’s show at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe embodies his philosophy not just towards music but arts and culture in their broadest sense: Up the Anti! The founder of The Fort, an early home to the ragtag bunch…

Live | Treetop Flyers @ Hoxton Bar and Kitchen

Treetop Flyers are in many ways the quintessential band to have emerged from the collaborative Communion stable, and their old-time country courts ever increasing attention and buzz. At the launch of not-so-new single ‘It’s About Time’, the band that seems…

Album: Vetiver – The Errant Charm

On their fifth album The Errant Charm, San Francisco’s Vetiver make no surprise departures from the breezy psychadelic-folk that fans have become accustomed to. It is a lazy afternoon of a record – a perfectly pleasant diversion that leaves you…

Album: The Decemberists – The King is Dead

The King is Dead heralds its arrival in triumphant form with harmonica sounding out over a marching rhythm before Colin Meloy’s voice decrees “the turning of the season”. ‘Don’t Carry It All’ is a rallying cry and an instant statement…

Live: Scout Niblett @ The Borderline

The show opens with Canada’s Ora Cogan. The one woman, one guitar, powerful folk songs set up is a common one, and although often Cogan’s songs sound familiar, they are never predictable or dull, but thoughtful and soft, and a…