Album | Hop Along – Painted Shut

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I first stumbled on Frances Quinlan through her song ‘Bruno Is Orange‘ back in 2006, becoming slightly obsessed with it. It felt innocent, risking tweeness, but there was an articulate strangeness to these playful yet dark lyrics and their sing-song delivery. Nine years and several releases…

Album | Admiral Fallow – Tiny Rewards

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Any time a band says they’ve completely ripped up their formula and started over, alarm bells go off for fans everywhere. We could worry devotees of Admiral Fallow further by telling them that the Glasgow collective, who charmed us all…

Album | Dar Williams – Emerald

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At this point in her career, some 20-odd years later, Dar Williams needs no real introduction. An American icon in her own right, the prolific pop/folk singer-songwriter and political activist has earned her spot in the States as one of…