For Folk's Sake

Album | Greylag – Greylag

Greylag’s debut album knows its influences and wears them on its sleeve. Hailing from Portland, Oregon the band has a love of some of the most prominent American melodic guitar based pop folk, both old and new. This first record…Read more →

Album | Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy

Eight years ago, Damien Rice – following two hugely successful and recognised albums – took a step back from a career that was the epitome of the phrase “always leave them wanting more.”

Premiere | Lost Brothers unveil video for Spanish Reprise

The Lost Brothers have made a habit of producing eye-catching videos and the new cut for latest single ‘Spanish Reprise’ is no exception.

Album | The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave

The Twilight Sad self describe themselves as “folk with layers of noise”. Although that may be an incredibly accurate statement, it does not take into the account the raw emotion and subtle power in their music, which is brilliantly displayed…Read m

Album | Bear’s Den – Islands

Bear’s Den’s debut album starts steadily whilst sounding like a hundred other things that hit the radio or the public’s ears on a regular basis. The opening song ‘Agape’ is quite a nice introduction to the band. The banjo somehow…Read more →

Album | Jerry Lee Lewis – Rock ‘n’ Roll Time

There’s a video on YouTube from the Madison Square Garden concert to celebrate 25 years of the US Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Album | Vashti Bunyan – Heartleap

Vashti Bunyan’s more than 30-year absence from popular music was almost as epic as Bill Fay’s. His numbered 41 years between albums. Vashti returned in 2005, 35 years after her debut record. These are certainly facts and cases worth examining.…Read

Album | Tweedy – Sukierae

Jeff Tweedy has long since proven his worth in the general landscape of popular music. He has turned from young alt-country man into middle aged alt-rock legend. This time he wears another new hat, as he offers Tweedy’s debut album.…Read more →

Albums | Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams

Over his 14 year solo career since leaving Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams has released 14 albums, ranging from the Americana sounds of 2011’s Ashes & Fire to the rather more obscure metal of Orion. Adams is a modern day musical chameleon, hopping…Read more

Album | Lucinda Williams – Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

Lucinda has surely cemented her eternal place with the greats of country blues rock over the past years. Having recently got married you might forgive her for laying low and having a quiet time of it. Not so, for the…Read more →