Dirty Dozen: Roger Roger

roger-roger-2016Roger Roger is a sibling folk/roots duo from Winnipeg, Canada. Twins Lucas and Madeleine Roger are both singer-songwriters who have joined forces, each playing guitar and shamelessly harmonizing all over each others’ songs. The offspring of producer/engineer/musician Lloyd Peterson, the twins have a knack for songwriting that must have something to do with growing up in a recording studio. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Roger Roger”

Dirty Dozen: Gallery 47

 

gallery-47-2016For the last 5 years, Nottingham’s Jack Peachey (AKA Gallery 47) has been crafting lyrical folk music from various apartments, studios and other large rooms in Nottingham. Influenced heavily by other artists, writers, and the inherited chaos of the Beat Generation, Gallery 47 writes songs about a radical range of topics, from skin pigment disorders to corporate finance. Here, he talks about his new album, “Clean”, and his reasons for writing it… Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Gallery 47”

Dirty Dozen: Ben Ford-Davies

ben-ford-davies, 2016The latest single from Ben Ford-Davies is by far the best he has recorded to date. Lyrically and musically.

Can you tell us about yourself? Where you’re from and what you’ve been up to over the past few years?

I am from Adelaide in South Australia but I’ve been traveling Oz for many years always playing music. I’ve lived in Melbourne and Perth and Port Douglas (far north Queensland). Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Ben Ford-Davies”

Dirt Dozen: Vanessa Anne Redd

Vanessa Anne Redd, 2016Vanessa Anne Redd has been through various incarnations, explored various iterations of her musical obsession.  Previously one-half of folk duo Six Years, and before that in electro band Rubicks, she’s now ready to start out on her own.  Comparisons could be made to PJ Harvey’s imperial phase, but really Vanessa Anne Redd stands apart.

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Dirty Dozen: Gitta De Ridder

 

Gitta De Ridder, 2016Anglo-Dutch singer-songwriter Gitta De Ridder has announced the release of her new album ‘Feathers’ on September 21st.  An album which follows a true creative vision, focused on the words that make stories come to life, it explores relationships, romance, family and cities, and all that makes us human. Recorded mostly in Gitta’s London home-studio with one-take vocals and guitar recordings layered with children’s toy instruments, cello’s and other sounds; ‘Feathers’ was created intuitively, realising the treasures are in that what comes naturally. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Gitta De Ridder”

Dirty Dozen: Lena Laki

Lena Laki, 2016Lena Laki is an indie folk singer-songwriter based in London.  Her Debut EP Take Me With is out now and has received acclaim from media. Gigslutz made her the Discovery of the Week and hailing Lena as “One of those ultimately talented musicians it is essential to appreciate“, while Love is Pop declared Lena’s material as “nothing short of gorgeous.” Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Lena Laki”