Noble Jacks announce UK dates

Foot-stomping folksters Noble Jacks will release their long-awaited debut album “What The Hammer” on March 24th on Union Music Store, and Harvey’s Brewery in Lewes will be unveiling ‘Noble Jacks,’ a special limited-run brew to coincide with the album release from the Sussex based alt.folk band of the same name. Drink while you listen. Recorded at The Metway Studio in Brighton (The Levellers’ studio) and produced by Jamie Freeman, the album follows on from ‘Gun Hill’ EP, and they’ll be performing all around the UK in March and April – dates below, along with the video for single “Ramblers Steam”. Continue reading “Noble Jacks announce UK dates”

Martha Tilston announces UK dates, new video – Watch

Martha Tilston, whose new double A-side we recently featured, has announced details of her new album “Nomad” which will be released via Squiggly Records on May 12th, which will include “expansive electric guitar, slide guitar, rolling beats, deep bass, banjo and string arrangements.” Martha’s seventh album to date, NOMAD will be preceded by that double A-side single ‘Nomad Blood’/‘Little Arrow’ with UK live dates to follow throughout late April, May and June and a headline date at London’s King’s Place on May 18th. Watch the new video for “Nomad Blood” below while you peruse the dates (or one after the other realistically).  Continue reading “Martha Tilston announces UK dates, new video – Watch”

Dirty Dozen: Amelia Curran

Amelia Curran is a songwriter, activist and mental health advocate from St John’s, Newfoundland.  Curran has won or been nominated for JUNA Awards for three consecutive albums and is firmly established as one of the country’s preeminent poetic songwriters.  The new album “Watershed” marks a threshold and a directional change. The tenor of this new album is openness, a reflection in part of Curran’s increasingly public efforts to battle the stigma of mental health issues in the arts.

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Interview: Daniel Meade

Glasgow’s Daniel Meade has an old soul, an ear for a tune that you’d swear was already an old friend and a guitar that right now is screaming “I Love You”.  With a new album; playing everything himself, recorded at home this is a suite of songs that look backwards for inspiration, yet are a new, and reinvigorating experience for Meade, being in love.  Feeling warm and fuzzy, we caught him reflecting on the terrific new record, his new found domestic bliss and time spent backing Ocean Colour Scene. Continue reading “Interview: Daniel Meade”

Fleet Foxes to play first new music in 5 years

News from Pitchfork on our favourite furry small-to-medium-sized omnivorous mammals: “Fleet Foxes have announced four new shows at Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall. They are part of Australia’s annual Vivid LIVE festival, and take place from Friday, May 26 through Monday the 29th. The band will play material from their forthcoming third LP at the festival. In conjunction with the concert announcement, frontman Robin Pecknold has shared a playlist of music that influenced him and the band while making the album. It includes tracks by Curtis Mayfield (whom he covered), Karen Dalton, Stravinsky, and more. Check it out [here]. Scroll down for Fleet Foxes’ upcoming tour itinerary.  Continue reading “Fleet Foxes to play first new music in 5 years”

Devon Sproule announces UK Tour

Devon Sproule is amongst the finest singer-songwriters active today, with an instinctive feel for the music which frames her incredible lyrics.  There’s something of a jazz feel to her, something of a folk artist cutting a new and far more interesting path through other people’s expectations.  She can rock some too.  Devon Sproule is something special – we’ll brook no argument.  No argument.  No brooking. Continue reading “Devon Sproule announces UK Tour”