News | Mumford & Sons announce UK shows

Mumford & Sons have announced a string of UK shows, some with a festival feel. The ‘Gentlemen of the Road Stopover…’ shows are Greenhead Park, Huddlesfield on 2 June (with Michael Kiwanuka, Willy Mason, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Correspondents)and Salthill…

Album | Hospitality – Hospitality

For an album that is about the trials of young adulthood – struggles in love, dead-end jobs, and finding yourself a long way form home – Hospitality’s self-titled debut is remarkably cheery. Fantastically cheery in fact. We defy you not…

Album | Keaton Henson – Dear…

“Keaton Henson spends his time alone, writing songs and sometimes drawing, he doesn’t like to talk about himself,” so says his website. Anxiety can eat away at the soul, burning the eyes into hollow caverns and leaving one nailed into…

Live | Feist & M. Ward @ Royal Albert Hall, London

Only an idiot goes to the Royal Albert Hall prepared for disappointment. It’s commonly known that mediocre performers wither and die within seconds of taking the stage, so booking anything other than overwhelming brilliance for this auspicious space is tantamount…

Album | Tigercats – Isle of Dogs

Folk music: let’s riff a little on its definition. Sorry Tigercats, just hang in there. At folk’s core, let’s assume, must be storytelling. Scholars – yes, certain scholars have little better to do than consider your listening predilections – have…

Interview | Michele Stodart

Michele Stodart.

My first encounter with Michele Stodart was at London’s Apple Cart Festival in 2011. Brandishing a steel string guitar which she performed her stunning renditions of love, loss and wise experience: she takes you to a place which could just…