Music / Alone on the World Stage- Cameron Blake

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Cameron Blake entered the folk scene in 2009 and really hasn’t looked back since. His latest offering Alone On The World Stage promises to be his best yet, with contemporary folk songs, excellent lyricism and adroit guitar work. Considering the album largely features just Blake and his guitar, there is an almost orchestral expanse to… Read more »

Music / Songs About Other People- Harry Harris

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People have been expecting big things of Harry Harris since the release of his self-titled album at the tender age of 17. Some years later Harry returns with his brand new album Songs About Other People and reaffirms the praise he had previously received. Harry’s song writing is the thing that immediately catches the ear… Read more »

Music / Blackbirds – Gretchen Peters

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Gretchen Peters latest album is a timely look at mortality and the accretion of experience we build up as the years rack up. The lauded Nashville singer songwriter has won enough awards to fill many mantlepieces over her career, and was recently inducted to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. On ‘Blackbirds’ Peters has special… Read more »

Music / Silence & Tears – Galley Beggar

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Someone, somewhere, sometime obviously whispered in Galley Beggar’s ear that wearing your influences on your sleeve is all very well, you can probably get away with it for a while but sooner or later you’ve got to stand up and be yourself. Welcome to Silence & Tears the first true Galley Beggar album. If you’re… Read more »

Music / Daylight Music – Free concerts at Union Chapel , London

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The most magical concerts in London are back to fill your Saturday afternoon with music, while you relax and enjoy a cuppa in one of the capital’s best loved venues. Every Daylight Music gig is a unique experience; nowhere else has such a friendly, warm atmosphere, or such a diverse programme of artists. May 23… Read more »

Music / Kings Of The South Seas

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Be careful next time you wander into the musty interior of the local second hand book shop, that’s what Ben Nicholls did and his casual purchase became an obsession. Kings of the South Seas are a branch of his diverse melodic creation which concentrates on the harrowing and downright unappealing journeys which whalers made to… Read more »

Music / LORE by Elder – review

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It has been four years since Elder’s last album, the excellent Dead Roots Stirring. This follow up carries on with the Massachusetts trios endlessly inventive ability to meld heavy rock, psych melodies and a stoner vibe into sonic landscapes that suck you in like a black hole. They make the accepted notions of song structure… Read more »

Music / Vinyl News: Another chance to get the Wicker Man soundtrack

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Back in 2013 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the cult horror film The Wicker Man, Studio Canal released a new cut of the film along with a limited edition poster, vinyl soundtrack and T-shirt. The artwork for these was created by Richie Beckett, an illustrator based in South Wales. Beckett works in pen and… Read more »