Album | Sansa – Savior

Finnish songstress Sansa, along with regular collaborator Janne Oinas, returns with a varied third album blending folk and pop and even the occasional dash of electronica. The album starts enticingly with the rocky ‘Waiting For The Sky’ followed by the…

Album | The Chieftains – Voice of Ages

When marriages have lasted 50 years, it is traditional to receive presents of gold. For Irish trad-folkies the Chieftains, that particularly anniversary has brought a variety of even more glittering gifts. Keep your Rolex watches and charming carriage clocks. Bin…

Brian’s Mixtape | Worldly

Eurovision Song Contest logo 2012

Dear readers, As you know, I am not generally the sort of owl to indulge in frivolities of a plebeian level. Television broadcasts such as The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent only serve, in my opinion, to prove Britain’s…

Album | The Pond – The Pond

I saw Kathryn Williams live in the summer of 2009 at Stockton-on-Tees’ wonderful free festival. The Futureheads had just finished an excellent main stage set, finishing in signature fashion by splitting the crowd down the middle to sing the harmonies…

News | Levellers announce new album

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Levellers have announced the arrival of a new album: “Static on the Airwaves”, due for release on 25th June 2012. I think it would be a slight understatement to say that this has been a hotly anticipated album. From their…