Dirty Dozen: Patch and The Giant

Indie-folk quintet Patch & The Giant, release their debut album, ‘All That We Had, We Stole’, out 10th February 2017.  Produced by Nick Trepka, whose credits include Emmy The Great and Mercury Prize Winner Speech Debelle, it showcases Patch & The Giant’s eclectic take on folk music, the album having elements of indie, rock and blues . Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Patch and The Giant”

Dirty Dozen: Yola Carter

Yola Carter is a new country-soul/americana singer songwriter from the UK, who  has written, produced and released her Debut EP “Orphan Offering” in November 2016 to much critical acclaim from NPR, Bluegrass Situation, The Guardian, The Times  and American Songwriter Magazine reaching #29 in their top 50 songs of 2016. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Yola Carter”

Dirty Dozen: Nathan Bell

Nathan Bell is a songwriter’s songwriter, a man who has shared bills with legends like Townes Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal and Norman Blake. His concise narratives come wrapped in gorgeously downhome yet ethereal production. He’s got a keen eye for detail, and an unapologetic penchant for the political, populist humanism of his literary heroes John Steinbeck, Jack London and Studs Terkel –Paste Magazine Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Nathan Bell”

Dirty Dozen: Corniglia

With recent reviews including, “a stunning single accompanied by an astonishing video”, “one of the most well-crafted debuts of the year”, “Endearingly sincere and wondrously imaginative.” (Happy Mag) and “pristine retro-pop, like something out of the late 60s. We are digging this.” (Power of Pop), Perth band Corniglia are causing a minor buzz with their debut single “Oh My Love”. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Corniglia”

Dirty Dozen : The Coal Flowers

The Coal Flowers is made up of singer-songwriters Joel Shepherd (lead vocals, piano) and Heather Shepherd (lead vocals). These siblings have been singing together in one form or another since childhood in the Appalachian coalfields of Kentucky. They are known for their intimate lyrics, tight family harmony and rich musical composition. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen : The Coal Flowers”

Dirty Dozen: Karen Jonas

Karen Jonas’s intensely personal songwriting first grabbed international attention with the release of her critically acclaimed 2014 debut album Oklahoma Lottery. Three years of non-stop touring with her guitarist Tim Bray have produced a smoldering live act that’s left audiences breathless across America, culminating in their much-anticipated sophomore release. Country Songs is a refreshing mix of classic sounds with new, head-turning country swagger. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Karen Jonas”

Dirty Dozen: Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire

If the Scots slang – which gives Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire’s “Swithering” its name – suggests any sort of indecisiveness at play, then it’s one that the band whole-heartedly embraced to help push the boundaries of what it felt capable of creating.  From the very beginning, this was a group of players eager to change how they approached making a record.  Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, the band (Scott Clark, Roddy Hart, Andy Lucas, Scott Mackay, John Martin, Geoff Martyn, and Gordon Turner) formed naturally over a number of years as Hart’s own evolution as an artist and songwriter progressed.
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Dirty Dozen: The Death South

They wear white shirts and black suspenders, black pants and travellers’ hats. They sing about murderous, estranged spouses and runaway lover cousins in a boot-stomping acoustic configuration that includes banjo, mandolin, cello and guitar, some whistles, hoots and hollerin’, and finger snappin’. Sometimes their fans dress up like them too and dance and sing the night away – but that’s not mandatory. The Dead South — Nate Hilt (lead vocals, guitar), Scott Pringle (mandolin, vocals), Colton Crawford (banjo) and Danny Kenyon (cello) — are fun, modern hillbillies from Regina, Saskatchewan (that’s in Canada btw), who can make you forget your troubles and even what century you’re in. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: The Death South”

Dirty Dozen: Chris James

Singer-songwriter Chris James unique blend of stunning cinematic-folk on his new EP Space In The Clouds, is out now via AWAL. The EP is about overcoming a difficult, dark period in his life and musically James combines influences from his days as lead singer songwriter of electro-rock pioneers Stateless with folk and modern electronica. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Chris James”

Dirty Dozen: Sam Jordan and The Dead Buoys

In May 2016, Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys released their debut When Golden Morning Comes E.P. The melancholy soundscapes and dark folk-tinged romanticism heralded the arrival of a very distinctive voice and a talented songwriter. However, it’s the forthcoming Thoughts of Paradise E.P. that sets Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys apart as the creative, experimental force they are. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Sam Jordan and The Dead Buoys”