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December gig picks

2011 is winding down to a close, as too are most people’s touring schedules so there are slim pickings this month on that front. Kicking off with a small and not so secret and now sold out show in London on the 5th are The Felice Brothers. Fortunately for Londoners there are still a few … Continue reading

Essential Listening : #17 Kathleen Edwards

Since 2003 debut Failer, Canadian singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards has largely been in the business of making great records. Follow up Back To Me and 2008’s Asking For Flowers earned further critical acclaim. 2012 will see Edwards release 4th album Voyageur as well as undertaking a UK headlining tour after a recent European stint supporting Bon … Continue reading

Album of the year?

Top ten lists? They’re starting to appear aren’t they? We only have one problem with that. It’s still November. We’ll be doing some best of 2012 type things. When 2012 has actually finished. Or at the very least after Christmas.

Free Chuck Prophet single + new album news

A new Chuck Prophet album is something to look forward to no? Temple Beautiful comes out on Yep Roc Records in January. According to Chuck the new record is a tribute to his home city of San Francisco; “It can suck you under. That first hit. It really does a whammy to you. And if … Continue reading

Reviewed : Curtis Eller/The Silver Darlings 18.11.11 + Roger Davies/Wilful Missing 20.11.11

One weekend, two great gigs. It didn’t look promising when i rolled up at Shakespeares on the Friday night. The evening’s gig coincided with a beer festival, as a result of which the venue had made the show free entry. And the upstairs room was seemingly packed with people who were only there for the … Continue reading

New James Apollo single out November 21st

Back in September we featured James Apollo in Essential Listening where we mentioned his forthcoming new record. We can now tell you the Damien Jurado produced effort will be released next year on February 14th and is entitled Little War, Little Less. Before that though the single 2 x 2 will be on sale from … Continue reading

Essential Listening : #16 Amelia Curran

Amelia Curran has made quite an impression on UK audiences over the last couple of years. The Canadian singer/songwriter has a string of awards to her name as well as several fine albums. Her 2006 release War Brides was re-issued by Toronto’s Six Shooter Records, which is also home to her most recent offering Hunter, Hunter. … Continue reading

Essential Listening : #15 Josh Harty

America’s Josh Harty is currently at the tail end of his first UK tour, as we previously mentioned here. He’s promoting his third record Nowhere. We fully expect you’ll be seeing and hearing a lot more of Josh in the coming years. Whiskey & Morphine is the lead track from the latest offering from this great guitarist and … Continue reading

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