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Await Barbarians - Alexis Taylor

Possessing the same immediacy as his music with Hot Chip and the adventurousness of his work with About Group, there is a special intimacy to the lyrics of Alexis Taylor's 'Await Barbarians', a simplicity and candour in his expression of emotion, though t

Show of Hands: Centenary Words & Music of the Great War review

Music and poetry can be a powerful combination. The Show of Hands singer-songwriter Steve Knightley and the actor Jim Carter have known each other since the 80s, and are now joined by Carter's wife, the actress Imelda Staunton, for an emotional concept se

Bellowhead: Revival – review

Group’s first album for a major label features their signature horn-heavy danceable style.

Album | First Aid Kit - Stay Gold

First Aid Kit have been charming us with their perfect harmonies and earnest folk songs for years now, but something about Stay Gold feels different.

Revival review Bellowhead's rousing if slightly excitable fifth album

"Revival" feels like an understatement; the fifth album by purist-riling folk troupe Bellowhead doesn't so much coax these traditional songs back to life as apply repeated surges of energy to shock them from the grave.

Bellowhead: Revival review folk big band's most commercial album yet

Island Records have finally remembered that they were one of the great folk labels of the 1970s, and are now trying to catch up with the current revival.

CD: Bellowhead - Revival

Impressively old sea shanties with stacked up vocal harmonies and sing-along choruses.

Revival - Bellowhead

Bellowhead return with a brand new album, which includes the tracks 'Let Her Run' and 'I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight'. The Guardian said: "what the band sacrifices in nuance is more than made up for in tankards-aloft gusto".

Album | The Secret Sisters - Put Your Needle Down

Three years ago, the Secret Sisters arrived with their thoroughly charming self-titled debut. Putting their blood harmonies to devastating effect, they whistled through an array of country standards while offering only two of their own compositions. The f