Author: Mark Buckley

Album | The Weather Station – Ignorance

Nearly 15 years have passed since the actor Tamara Lindeman unveiled her musical project The Weather Station to the world. Now she returns with her first recordings since the self-titled effort back in 2017. To say it’s been worth the wait would be…

Album | This Is The Kit – Off Off On

Let’s just be honest straight out of the gates, this is an amazing record. Intimate and hypnotic, Kate Stables has not only mined for gold, but has found her fortune. Off Off On is the fourth record she has recorded…

Album | Laura Veirs – My Echo

“My songs knew I was getting divorced before I did”- Laura Veirs When Laura Veirs started putting pen to paper and forming the ideas behind what would form My Echo, her 11th studio album, she realised that her 19-year marriage…

Album | Fay Hield – Wrackline

“We all search to connect with others – we are entranced by those we cannot connect with and find ways to tell their stories to explain our own.” – Fay Hield Wrackline is Fay Hield’s first release since 2016’s Old…

Album | Shirley Collins – Heart’s Ease

In a career that’s spanned the best part of 60 years, Heart’s Ease is another triumph in a late-flowering that’s seen Shirley Collins rightfully recognised at the top table of British folk music. It’s an album that’s a celebration of…

Album | The Jayhawks – XOXO

The Jayhawks are a band that need no introduction to anyone who is reading these pages. XOXO is their third album since returning from their latest hiatus back in 2014 and the follow up to Back Roads and Abandoned Motels. It’s 25 years since…

Album | Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Reunions

“Thought I was alone in the world, until my memories gathered round me in the night” Jason Isbell sings on ‘What I’ve Done to Help’, the opening track to Reunions. The rolling chorus repeated like a mantra towards the end,…