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Reviewed : Greg Harrisburg – Newport Line

“it ain’t just country music gets me moving across this floor but it’s the only thing that made me cry and kept me coming back for more” That’s a line that just about sums up what this record is all about. Newport Line is the first release from Welsh singer/songwriter Greg Harrisburg. A stripped down, … 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

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


I was sad to read last night that yesterday my Favourite Band In The World broke up. Or at least the band i used to call that without hesitation until about 5 or 6 years. As they lost their way over their last 4 records, so to my enthusiasm waned. Indeed i haven’t even heard … 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

Essential Listening : #7 James Walbourne

Best British album of 2011? James Walbourne‘s ‘The Hill ‘ should certainly be up there with a shout. Having recorded and toured with the likes of Son Volt, Peter Bruntnell, the Pernice Brothers, The Pogues and The Pretenders, he’s now gone and made a fantastic record in his own right. This is the title track, but there … Continue reading

PIAS update

We told you last week about the warehouse fire that has affected many of the UK’s independent record labels whose product is stored and distributed through PIAS . An updated list of those labels concerned can now be found here on the PIAS website. There are many things happening around the country to help those involved through these difficult … Continue reading

Reviewed : Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians – Poisoned Nights & Bar Room Lights

Poisoned Nights & Bar Room Lights is the second studio album from Sheffield band Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians. Following on from 2009’s acclaimed Omaha High Low, Dave Woodcock has arrived at a settled line up for his band of Dead Comedians, through almost two years of live shows promoting that debut record and … Continue reading

Go & Buy Some Records

Ok, we don’t really do news, but this is important. As you may well have read, the warehouse of PIAS, the UK’s biggest distributor of independent music was destroyed by fire last night. This could have a very damaging effect for numerous independent record labels who have lost some if not all of their physical … Continue reading

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