Album: Ty Segall – Goodbye Bread

Before we start I should make my feelings clear: winsome West Coast garage–punker Ty Segall makes me sick. Years of amateurish and painstaking hours strapped to the acoustic guitar have seen me boldly exploring the lyrical and sonic hinterland between…

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…

The Lake Poets

Fresh from a session with Amazing Radio, with two EPs under his belt and some BBC airplay, Sunderland singer-songwriter Martin Longstaff, aka The Lake Poets, seemed to the panel to be worth a listen… Tom Moyser: My favourite bit from The…

Other Lives release ‘For 12′ video

Oklahoma’s Other Lives are preparing to unleash sophomore album Tamer Animals – their first proper release in the UK – later this summer, and whet our appetites with the dreamy ‘For 12′, which comes equipped with this rather lavish space-based…

Live: Anais Mitchell @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Anais Mitchell leapt into our consciousness with last year’s stunning folk-opera Hadestown, a sprawling masterpiece with a lengthy cast of distinguished contributers, not least Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, the Low Anthem’s Ben Knox Miller and Ani DiFranco. Lush instrumentation and…

Album: Emmy The Great – Virtue

Emma-Lee Moss, the girl who puts the great into Emmy, is back to with a second album that is sure to build on the devoted fan-base she won with 2009’s memorable First Love. Her breakthrough back then was considerable. Not…

Album: City & Colour – Little Hell

City and Colour, the alliterative moniker of Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green, has already earned the Alexisonfire singer two Junos and quite a bit of acclaim. Although this folk project is a far cry from his post-hardcore roots, Green wears the…