Reviews

Album | Kelly Hunt – Even The Sparrow

Kelly Hunt plays banjo in a way most other people don’t. Her calfskin tenor banjo is unique, different than anything made today. “I opened up the case and it said ‘This banjo was played by a man named Ira Tamm in his dog and…

Album | Olden Yolk – Living Theatre

Founded by Quilt’s Shane Butler in New York, the psychedelic-folk outfit Olden Yolk deliver an exotic wave of technicolour in the new album Living Theatre. As the project became a bigger thing than thought, the band expanded with singer-songwriter Caity…

Album | Siobhan Wilson – The Departure

Expectations for Siobhan Wilson’s new album The Departure were raised considerably based on the success of There Are No Saints. As a nominee for Scotland’s Album of the year it would not have been surprising to feel a bit of…

Album | Lowland Hum – Glyphonic

Folk duo Lowland Hum consists of travelling couple, Lauren and Daniel Goans. Their fourth full-length album Glyphonic transports listeners to what feels like a beautiful parallel universe. The fragility of being full-time musicians can be hard, but the couple converted…

Album | Versal – Self-titled

From the beginning, Javier Velez was a musical prodigy capable of perfect pitch. He’d first showcased his extraordinary, innate talents to his parents before he could even speak while humming along to his favorite cartoon theme songs, and they knew…

Album | Big Thief – U.F.O.F.

Set up by last year’s solo album by Adrianne Lenker, from where U.F.O.F. takes a couple of tracks, the new Big Thief album is “state-of-the-art” contemporary Americana. The spare experience of abysskiss, a fully accomplished record, is transferred to the…

Album | Lydia Ainsworth – Phantom Forest

Lush, orchestral, and complex, the world of Lydia Ainsworth’s Phantom Forest is virtually all her. This world she inhabits having written most of the music and lyrics, played the vast majority of the instruments, and produced the album in its…