Category: Reviews

Single | Molly Murphy – Become a Stranger

It’s been one whirlwind of a year for Molly Murphy. At its start, the Fairfield, CT-gone-Nashville songstress released What You’re Living For. Her debut EP, its five tracks stand as instantly identifiable as Murphy gels into accessible, varied music with…

Single | Louise Aubrie – Ours

Louise Aubrie grew up in London and adopted New York City as a second home. Altogether, she embodies the electrifying moment-to-moment spirit of both. Since beginning her route riding the indie rock electric, the songstress has emblazoned her stamp upon…

Album | The Silence Collective – RiverChants

The Silence Collective are an improvisational ensemble whose faces and instruments do not always remain the same, but whose righteous mission does. From Songs of the Future to RiverChants, their efforts often highlight scary inequities that are present in our…

Album | Dusted – III

There is something mind blowing about Dusted and his new album III. For a guy who was shortlisted for the Polaris Award for his 2012 album Total Dust, yet may be better known for his electro-experimental work with the band Holy Fuck,…

Album | Green Diesel – After Comes The Dark

I’ve been in many different bands over the years and the politics can be interesting, infuriating and frustrating at times. Things often come to a head in the studio where the music is constructed and indeed scrutinised in the cold…

Album | Freddy Parish – A Cold July

With a poet’s eye for hardship and a string-band leader’s ear for lush but focused arrangement, Freddy Parish’s A Cold July in Tucson delivers a mix of lyrical brains and musical brawn that belies an artist releasing their debut. Parish…

Album | Margo Ross – Prairie Life

Sometimes you come across an artist that enchants and intrigues. Indie songwriter Margo Ross falls into this category.  Her music has a crafted home-spun feel and intimacy. Like a hand-made clay pot with the thumb prints still visible, she has made a thing…

Album | Gone Gone Beyond – 2030

Scientists and international organisations have been raising the alarm that humans have only nine years left to prevent the climate crisis. We need to hurry up because there is no planet B. This significant date, 2030, appears in the title…

Album | The Mountain Goats – Dark in Here

The Mountain Goats are a little different than most bands, rather than taking on one project at a time they actually took on three. In between recording Songs for Pierre Chuvin and Getting Into Knives, they went into FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals…

Album | Lady Nade – Willing

Let’s talk about Lady Nade, UK Americana Award nominee, showcased at the Folk Alliance International and the International Live Music Conference, performing at many online festivals in the UK and USA – including Thriving Roots and Folk on Foot. Recently…