Amanda Shires

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May Gig Picks

May already? This year’s going quick. We saw some great shows in April. Tours overlapping from last month include Chuck Prophet, Simone Felice and there are still Irish dates to come for Amanda Shires and Rod Picott. Those Irish dates lead up to and include what looks to be another wonderful Kilkenny Roots Festival over … Continue reading

Essential Listening : #27 Twilight Hotel

Twilight Hotel hail from Canada but are now based in Austin, Texas. They just finished a European tour and we caught the last show in Nottingham at The Maze (sharing a bill with Amanda Shires). Sounding a little like a gothic take on Whitehorse, the multi-instrumented duo proved to be darkly entertaining. When The Wolves … Continue reading

April Gig Picks

Here we go then with another month of our live music highlights that lay ahead. Firstly overlapping from last month, you can still catch Rachel Harrington & The Knock Outs who have a handful of dates remaining in Scotland. We had the pleasure of catching the tour in March. Highly recommended (look out for a … Continue reading

2011 Albums Of The Year

Our favourite new records that we heard this year… Dolorean – The Unfazed From first hearing it back in February, it was always pretty obvious it would take something special to top this. Indeed it had to be special itself to follow up their previous effort You Can’t Win. Nothing better came. Album of the … Continue reading

Free music? Step this way…

A couple of compilations our attention has recently been drawn to that you might want to check out. We’ve previously mentioned the record label Loose and their mighty fine New Sounds Of The Old West compilations. Well they have a new sampler out, and the best bit is you can download it here for absolutely … Continue reading

Essential Listening : #10 Amanda Shires

If you’ve heard of Lubbock, Texas, it’s probably because it’s the city that gave the World one Buddy Holly. Give thanks also for Amanda Shires. Currently touring the States with third solo record Carrying Lightning , it looks to be a more than fitting follow up to previous offering West Cross Timbers. Originally due to play the … Continue reading

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