Music / The Jayhawks Announce Collaborative New Album XOXO

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Seminal Minneapolis band The Jayhawks have announced their new album XOXO will release on July 10 via Sham/Thirty Tigers. Featuring their most diverse and wide-ranging group of songs to date. Recalling country-rock bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Jayhawks have won many plaudits throughout their career and the authentic sound that saw… Read more »

Music / Heydays – Tim Hart & Maddy Prior

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All Our Yesterdays. As record companies empty their vaults or eager younger labels find long lost master tapes in dusty cupboards, reissues are taking more space on the release sheets. Here the Spiral Earth review team back track in the name of fair hearing and sound judgement. Hard to believe it now but these naïve,… Read more »

Music / Lockdown Video – Honey and the Bear Share ‘Sounds of Silo’

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With most of us never having experienced anything quite like this pandemic before,  many of our favourite artists are turning to the internet to bring us their music, when we would normally be going to festivals and enjoying their music live. Suffolk duo Honey and the Bear decided to start recording live streams from their ‘Bear… Read more »

Music / Skerryvore celebrate 15 years with Live Across Scotland

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Multi-award-winning Scottish band Skerryvore will release their blistering new album, Live Across Scotland on Friday, 10 July 2020 to celebrate their 15th anniversary. Capturing the energy and atmosphere of the band’s live performance, Skerryvore’s first ever live album features 15 tracks recorded at much-loved Scottish venues during the band’s recent 2019/20 winter tour. Skerryvore’s signature… Read more »

Music / Show of Hands to release 2020 Version of Classic – Bristol Slaver

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Show of Hands, recognised as one of the finest folk roots acts in the UK, are to release a 2020 version of their classic, thought-provoking song, Bristol Slaver. In July, some 23 years after the original song appeared on their acclaimed 1997 album Dark Fields, multi award-winning singer songwriter Steve Knightley and multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer will… Read more »

Music / Walls and Ceilings – Fred’s House

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Walls and Ceilings is the first recorded music from the new line-up of Fred’s House; the band have been joined by Prue Ward (ex The Willows) on violin and vocals. Fred’s House have carved out a joyful niche for themselves playing upbeat folk-rock, making them really popular on the live circuit and mainstays of the… Read more »

Music / The Path Of Stones – John Doyle

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Irishman John Doyle’s talents as both guitarist and songwriter have been recognised by many people. He has worked with Karen Casey, Tim O’Brien, Kate Rusby, Alison Brown and Linda Thompson. He is a member of folk supergroup Usher’s Island with Andy Irvine, Paddy Glackin, Mike McGoldrick and Donal Lunny. He has also been working with… Read more »

Music / Robert Jon: Wreckless!

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Robert Jon and The Wreck

With a terrific new album ‘Last Light on the Highway’ ROBERT JON & THE WRECK have realised their potential and left rivals to the Southern Roots Rock crown in their slipstream. On the line from California ROBERT JON BURRISON talks to Lyndon Noon about his latest hot waxing.  It’s a mighty long way down rock’n’roll… Read more »

Music / Dion has just had his album ‘Blues With Friends’ released on Keeping The Blues Alive Records

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The album represents the fulfillment of a lifelong vision and his efforts have been supported by a cadre of great players such as Paul Simon, Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen. As one of the very few first-generation rock’n’rollers still seriously pursuing new avenues of expression, his Bronx soul is very much in evidence on this… Read more »

Music / Last Light On The Highway – Robert Jon & The Wreck

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Last Light On The Highway

Slowly building a reputation in Europe and the US for the best part of a decade this Californian quintet is little known in the UK. That should be all about to change with the release of this stunning album. Tagged as Southern Rock, like their forefathers Lynyrd Skynyrd, this band have a lot more to… Read more »