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Thamesis - Mishaped Pearls

River of sound in rising London band Mishaped Pearls' filmic new album. A river runs through 'Thamesis' and no prizes for guessing it is Old Father Thames, which is also the song that opens this 10-track CD. Produced by hot property Gerry Diver (Lisa Knap

Mary Gauthier, Trouble & Love, album review

The powerful and searingly honest Trouble & Love is an album Mary Gauthier says she made with a broken heart.

Mishaped Pearls: Thamesis review gently startling English pastoral folk

(Mishaped Pearls/Proper) Sometimes an album is worth checking out simply because of its producer. Gerry Diver has produced and performed on some of the most intriguing folk albums of the past year, including recordings by Lisa Knapp and O'Hooley & Ti

First Aid Kit Stay Gold

Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg have taken what, in the era of TV talent shows and Internet stars (they were once YouTube sensations themselves), has become a rare path to major-label success.

Bonnie Dobson And Her Boys: Take Me For A Walk In The Morning Dew – review

An album of the Canadian singer’s original songs in stripped-down settings.

First Aid Kit: Stay Gold Review

On their major label debut, Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg have finally grown into their voices.

Take Me for a Walk in the Morning Dew - Bonnie Dobson

Bonnie Dobson's new album features a mix of old and new songs such as 'I Got Stung' and 'Come On Dancing'. The Guardian praised the album calling it: "the comeback album of the year".

Bella Hardy - Cecil Sharp House, London

Bella is one of the finest young folk acts around, singing unaccompanied ballads, or entwining her hypnotic voice with her own fiddle accompaniment to breathtaking effect. Three times nominated in the BBC Folk Awards, she has a voice marked as '...mesmeri

CD: First Aid Kit - Stay Gold

Something about First Aid Kit has always seemed a little too polished, too perfect.

First Aid Kit, Stay Gold, review: 'honey-drenched'

The third album from Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg is the aural equivalent of lying in a sunny meadow, says James Hall.