Album | The Old 97s – Most Messed Up

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Texas’ the Old 97’s have been gracing us with their special brand of country-flavoured indie since 1993. Six years after their last studio album, they return with their eighth, and have truly outdone themselves with Most Messed Up. Having listened…

Album | George Ezra – Wanted on Voyage

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It’s hard to believe that George Ezra has only just celebrated his 21st birthday. Possessing a voice which sounds as if it has lived through a lifetime of whisky and cigarettes, Ezra’s gravelly intonation is perhaps his greatest strength; in…

Album | Pete Molinari – Theosophy

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Regarded by many as one of the UK’s finest folk singers, Pete Molinari has struck gold again with his latest opus, Theosophy, a collection of tracks which are tinged in the sound of the early 1960’s. It is rock ‘n’…

Album | CN Lester – Aether

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When it comes to describing CN Lester’s music, there aren’t enough adjectives synonymous with ‘gorgeous’. We ‘re only resisting that much maligned phrase ‘achingly beautiful’ by sitting on our hands. Inadequate adjectives aside, Aether, the second album from the artist,…

EP | Owl & Mouse – Somewhere To Go

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Anglo-Australian band Owl & Mouse began as a solo effort from singer and ukelele player Hannah Botting, who released her EP One through Haircut Records back in 2011. In the intervening years, she’s been joined by Jen Botting, Emma Winston…

Live | Bushstock 2014

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Another year, another sold-out Bushstock. Curated by clubnight-turned-label Communion, Bushstock is always a chance to catch some of the best emerging talent. The festival has featured artists like Ben Howard, Daughter and Mumford & Sons so you might come away feeling pretty smug, knowing that…

Album | First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

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First Aid Kit have been charming us with their perfect harmonies and earnest folk songs for years now, but something about Stay Gold feels different. Confident. Mature. The duo that brought us ‘Emmylou’ and ‘I Met Up With the King’…

EP | Billie Marten – Ribbons

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Billie Marten is already fast becoming a bright, new presence in festivals and venues across the country – and she’s only 14 years old. Despite this, her songs contain a beauty and world weary maturity that has the ability to…