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Damien Rice announces new album after an eight-year absence

My Favourite Faded Fantasy was made with Rick Rubin because he knew so little about the American producer.

A History Of Insolence - Naomi Bedford

Award-winning English roots vocalist, Naomi Bedford releases her second album - A History of Insolence - on which she explores songs of freedom, dissent and strife. As Naomi explains; "My partner, Paul Simmonds (The Men They Couldn't Hang songwriter) and

CD: Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away

Dream your Life Away is the debut album from Vance Joy, a pop-folkie whose style suggests Ed Sheeran without the cloying niceness.

Naomi Bedford: A History of Insolence CD review impressive political-edged folk

(Dusty Willow/Proper)She has been praised by Shirley Collins, worked with Orbital, and collaborates closely with Paul Simmonds, known for his work with folk-punk veterans the Men They Couldnt Hang. Naomi Bedfords intriguing background in folk and rock, an

The Pierces: karaoke, loneliness and shamanic ayahuasca rituals

What led folk-pop siblings Allison and Catherine Pierce to seek inspiration in the South American hallucinogenic?

Atlantic - Ben Glover

Blending Americana music with Irish, Ben Glover is back with an album that has "maturity and conviction" (The Telegraph). Tracks include 'This World is a Dangerous Place' and 'Too Long Gone'.

England Green & England Grey - Reg Meuross

England Green & England Grey is Reg's 10th CD release since 1991. In these albums Reg has proved over and over again that he is one of this country's finest singer/songwriters, gaining regular Radio and TV plays and earning praise and 5 star reviews from

Readers recommend: songs about sharp objects results

From Jake Bugg to T Bone Burnett, sharp-witted RR regular swawlig makes his final cut from last week’s popular topic thread.

Reg Meuross, England Green & England Grey, album review

England Green & England Grey shows off the powerful and moving songwriting of folk musician Reg Meuross.

Ben Glover, Atlantic, album review

Ben Glover blends Irish music with Americana, in a lovely album that features songs written with Mary Gauthier and Gretchen Peters.