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Tift Merritt - Stitch Of The World (Yep Roc)

With supporters like Hiss Golden Messenger, Andrew Bird as well as Don Henley who recorded her song Bramble Rose from the debut album of the same name, many have wondered why Tift Merritt has not more firmly established herself at the top of the music tree. As this, Merritt's sixth studio album,...

Richard Dawson

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Friday 9 June 2017 There seems to be a buzz at the moment surrounding North East singer-songwriter Richard Dawson's latest album release PEASANT, which is receiving major media attention, a four-page feature in the July edition of Uncut magazine no less and his song Ogre...

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...

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