Author: Conor Lochrie

Album | Kevin Morby – Sundowner

Kevin Morby is a true American troubadour, a keen cataloguer of its myriad worlds. The gothic folk song ‘Harlem River’ was about New York’s river, offering peace after Morby had grown tired of the exhaustions of Manhattan; elsewhere on the…

Album | The Mountain Goats – Getting Into Knives

The Mountain Goats have produced 19 albums since the early 90’s but astoundingly these last couple of years have been their busiest period, seeing them release three records in the short expanse of 18 months. It’s testament to John Darnielle…

Album | Mary Lattimore – Silver Ladders

Mary Lattimore is well-known for her collaborative works, including recently-acclaimed albums with artists such as Meg Blair and Mac McCaughan. She’s also released two solo albums of contemplative and solemn harp music, the last one being 2018’s stunning Hundreds of…

Album | Sing Leaf – Not Earth

Sing Leaf may have the most appealing album name of the year. Earth in 2020 is a volatile and fragile place, perched precariously on the edge of disaster. Not here, Not Earth? That sounds like a welcome respite. So too…

Album | Team Love – Team Love

On the song ‘Vigil’, Ruby McGrath-Lester sighs “I was going to write a song for you / I thought it’s the least that I could do / But I am too damn livid to even think anymore.” It’s lucky that…