Author: Mark Buckley

EP | Josienne Clarke – I Promised You Light

In August last year, Josienne Clarke emerged from the fog that she had lived in for over a decade. In her fight to be recognised for work that she’d written, she’d been labelled a troublemaker. Instead of allowing this to…

Album | Jake Xerxes Fussell – Good And Green Again

It’s about time that the wider world was introduced to the wonder that is Jake Xerxes Fussell – a song collector raised in Columbus, Georgia and the son of a folklorist and curator is his own right, Fred C. Fussell.…

EP | Mr. Alec Bowman_Clarke – A Place Like Home

One of the few things that truly helped me through the first few months of the original lockdown all that time ago was Mr. Alec Bowman’s debut album I Used to be Sad but Then I Forgot – an album…

Album | Jason Isbell – Georgia Blue

Inspiration for albums can come when you least expect them and for Jason Isbell, sitting at home on Election Day 2020, this is no exception. “Georgia Blue is a labor of love,” Isbell said. “On election day 2020, when I…

Album | Josienne Clarke – A Small Unknowable Thing

Josienne Clarke has fought to be given the credit her work has deserved for years. It’s been exhausting and she admits that she had to be explicit in explaining how much her name and talent warranted recognition, as if she…

Album | Peggy Seeger – First Farewell

Her voice is clarity personified. She still sounds playful but laced in wisdom. Peggy Seeger might be American by birth, but has lived in Britain for over half her life. At the age of 85, with 68 years of recording…

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…