The excellent new single from London’s Penny Black Remedy, taken from their imminent third album Maintaining Dignity In Awkward Situations, has a classic country sound but with rather darker lyrics as the title suggests. The album is released on November 24th with a launch at the Islington in London.
This week’s retro slot goes back to 2008 for a marvellous version of the Gram Parsons classic from Son Volt’s Jay Farrar. Have a good weekend everyone.
Nothing like a nice bit of psychedelica to start the day off well and LA’s The Rebel Light deliver exactly that with a brilliant video to go with it.
This is the new single from Norway’s Darling West, a lovely gentle song with gorgeous vocals and lush strings.
Possibly the only song we’ve featured from an ex deputy district attorney, the title track from India Ramey’s debut is a great slice of gothic Americana with a wonderful video to accompany it.
Following on from her solo debut EP last year comes a full album from Leicester’s Sophia Marshall, once half of the much missed Havenots. It’s a slender little thing, with nine songs clocking in at a tad over thirty minutes but there’s much to like and indeed love. All are Marshall originals bar Losing You, co-written with former Havenots partner Liam Dullaghan and it’s a little ironic that it’s the co-write that is the least successful piece here. It’s catchy, poppy and boasts a great tune but just doesn’t quite seem to be Marshall in the way that the other songs are and some of the higher notes are somewhat strained. Continue reading “Sophia Marshall “Bye Bye” (Independent, 2017)”
This is a brilliant song with a mighty get-up-off-your-backside sound on the title track of Blitzen Trapper’s new album, due out on November 3rd.
It may be a bit later than a lot of posts elsewhere but this week’s retro slot couldn’t be filled by anybody else. A great acoustic version of the song from a great man and a great band. RIP.
A great video to accompany this very nice slice of big music with Glen Campbell-esque vocals from Michael Gallagher aka The Mining Co.
It has to be owned that after seeing Blue Rose Code deliver a live show a few years ago that could generously be described as lacklustre this reviewer has taken absolutely no interest in his music since. Which on the evidence of this album would appear to be a massive mistake as “The Water Of Leith” is a work laden with beauty, possessed of depth, heart and soul and sounds simply gorgeous. Continue reading “Blue Rose Code “The Water Of Leith” (Navigator Records, 2017)”