You are here

CD Reviews

Boo Hewerdine - Swimming in Mercury (Reveal)

This is a poppier Boo Hewerdine, who effortlessly manages to reference all the way across the broad music palette of late 60s or early 70s gatefold plush albums. The opening electronic chords of Satellite Town sounds disturbingly like the opening of Hewerdine the musical, with Boo's dry vocals...

Alun Parry - Freedom Rider (Self Release)

From street busker to the beating heart of a musical community, Alun Parry's output has reached the seven album mark and his commitment, his love of music and the quality of his writing and playing remain undiminished. As a protest singer with a particular love of Woody Guthrie, FREEDOM RIDER...

Sharon Shannon - Sacred Earth (Celtic Collections)

Like a football manager with unlimited funds, Sharon Shannon has reached the point at which she can attract the best players that she wants, assembling a team of Champions League proportions. As could be expected with such talent on display, they are solid at the back, creative in midfield and...

Sound of the Sirens - For All Our Sins (DMF Records)

From the opening track Smokescreen Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood, who are Sound Of The Sirens, offer an utterly captivating blend of vocal harmonies, strident acoustic guitars and infectious upbeat music. There is a venom and vim to their delivery, like American duo The Indigo Girls and 90's UK pair...

Front Country - Other Love Songs (Organic Records)

San Francisco Bay's 'roots pop' five-piece Front Country add a further dozen selections to their repertoire with this their second album, which for the most part showcases the songwriting credentials of singer Melody Walker, whose assured delivery sparkles throughout the album. Soulful, gritty and...

Track Dogs - Serenity Sessions (Monde Green Records)

The third album by Track Dogs, the Madrid-based quartet formerly known as the Garrett Wall Band, offers a fine balance of acoustic soul blended with gentle pop sensibilities, augmented by the band's ubiquitous trumpet sound, courtesy of Sheffield-born Howard Brown. Recalled for their pretty...

Katie Spencer - Good Morning Sky EP (Self Release)

There's nothing really quite as rewarding in music as bearing witness to a burgeoning talent through an artists' teenage years, watching that talent grow and develop with an equal measure of drive and determination, whilst taking each opportunity as and when it comes along. Yorkshire-based Katie...

Tilly Moses - Alight and Adrift (GingerDog Records)

This debut album by Tilly Moses, a young Suffolk-born, now York-based singer-songwriter/mandolin player, comes as a result of a lengthy teenage apprenticeship spent writing, performing, collaborating and recording in preparation for this moment. Tilly's penchant for theatrical hats and colourful...

Emily Mae Winters - Siren Serenade (Self Release)

Emily Mae Winters first came to our attention last year with the release of her four-song FOREIGN WATERS EP, produced by Ben Walker, which clearly pointed in the direction of a potentially promising future. Confident in this knowledge, the singer songwriter once again teams up with Walker along...

Pages