Category: Records

Album | Jenny Berkel – These Are the Sounds Left From Leaving

In some ways Jenny Berkel is wrapped in mystery – These Are the Sounds Left From Leaving is her first album in almost six years. Along the way she concentrated on her poetry while still performing live and creating a set of…

EP | Anna Calvi – Tommy

Peaky Blinders may be over and finished – at least on television, with a film and likely other projects planned for the future – but here to put a bow on it is Anna Calvi’s EP drawn from her work scoring the…

Premiere | Arielle Eden – U-Turns

Westchester singer-songwriter Arielle Eden is finding her stride in the pop-country scape. ‘U-Turns’ is a slickly produced tune that confidently meshes organic and synthetic instrumentation. Neither one element hogs the spotlight from the other; rather, they’re evenly tended to by…

Premiere | Suzie Brown – Bulletproof

Suzie Brown’s ‘Bulletproof’ is instantly relatable for many of us, relaying an empath’s feeling as they navigate the turbulence of the last few years. Musically, it’s an infectious cut of Americana that the artist, cardiologist, and mother tackles with a…

Premiere | AJ Haynes of Seratones – Freight Train

In 1904, Elizabeth Cotten wrote her popular folk song, ‘Freight Train’, at just 11-years-old. Throughout her 90 years on Earth, she helped to mould contemporary American roots music and, thusly, is a pioneering face of modern folk and blues. With…

Album | Charles Watson – Yes

For his second solo album since time was called on Sheffield’s Slow Club, Charles Watson seems in a bucolic mood. Gone are the woozy layers of 2018’s Now That I’m A River, replaced by a bright straight-forwardness. Yes is a perfect…

Album | Dana Gavanski – When It Comes

Since the release of Yesterday Is Gone in 2020, Dana Gavanski has been through the wringer, making When It Comes virtually a new beginning, albeit one that almost didn’t happen. During the pandemic Gavanski lost her voice. With no tours, writing a new album…

Album | Abigail Lapell – Stolen Time

There’s not a straightforward narrative to Abigail Lapell’s new album Stolen Time. It courses a path that wanders a bit, not because straight lines don’t make sense, it’s just that quite often our paths seem to avoid the straight and narrow.…

Video Premiere | Ana Silvera feat. Alan Hampton – ‘Early Frost’

Celebrated for her ride between the line of alt-folk and bluegrass, Ana Silvera’s ‘Early Frost’ is another feather in the cap for this progressive songwriter. The tune sets a stunning vocal performance from Silvera front-and-centre, dueting with Alan Hampton, whose…

Album | Calexico – El Mirador

A low-key, effortless musicality permeates Calexico’s 10th studio album.  There is a confidence in being able to create something so musically complex and endearingly simple.  Differing from song to song and mingling together in each track – voices, themes and…