Andy Shauf “The Neon Skyline” (ANTI-,2020)

Imagine the scenario – you’re down the local with a mate and, suddenly, you find out that your ex is back in town. What do you do? Well, if you’re Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf, you write a concept album about it. All of the 11 songs on ‘The Neon Skyline’, which was composed, performed, arranged … Continue reading “Andy Shauf “The Neon Skyline” (ANTI-,2020)”

Andy Shauf “Things I Do” – Listen

Andy Shauf’s 2016 album ‘The Party‘ was a really interesting singer-songwriter release featuring interconnecting songs and characters at the titular gathering.  He returns with his new album ‘The Neon Skyline’ which will be released on January 24th via ANTI- with a European tour following in March and April 2020.   Again it will feature interconnected songs, … Continue reading “Andy Shauf “Things I Do” – Listen”

Andy Shauf – UK Dates

Acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf has announced an extensive European tour in February 2017. Starting in London on February 8th, there will be dates in Manchester and Leeds before he heads to the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland. The tour follows his thirteen-date, sold out North American tour, and the release in 2016 … Continue reading “Andy Shauf – UK Dates”

Jennah Barry “The Real Moon” – Listen

Today’s song comes from the hugely talented Jennah Barry, of whom we’ll be hearing more soon, but who at the moment has this new single to beguile us with.  Produced by live-in producer Colin Nealis (of Andy Shauf fame), ‘The Real Moon‘ is a wonderful soft rocky- singer-songwriter gem.  

Van Life: Ana Egge

North Dakota’s Ana Egge has long been regarded as one of the brightest talents on the Americana scene. Her distinct brand of evocative, folk-infused songs have really made an impact – emotionally and artistically – on her growing fan base this side of the pond. With her new album, ‘Is It The Kiss’ – featuring amongst … Continue reading “Van Life: Ana Egge”

Foxwarren “To Be” – Listen

Ten years is a long time to make an album – when Foxwarren first started out as a band they’d coalesced at college around a shared love of Pedro the Lion, Paul Simon and The Band.  The band name came from the location of the family home of Darryl Kissick (bass) and Avery Kissick (drums … Continue reading “Foxwarren “To Be” – Listen”

John Calvin Abney “Coyote” (Black Mesa Records, 2018)

Girlfriend or girl-fiend? There are some excellent break-up albums around at the moment. Lilly Hiatt’s gorgeously rocking ‘Trinity Lane’ is written in blood and self-recrimination and now along comes Coyote from John Calvin Abney, who offers up the tattered remnants of his broken heart. If you’re a fan of John Moreland, you will already be … Continue reading “John Calvin Abney “Coyote” (Black Mesa Records, 2018)”

Dirty Dozen: Nick Byrne

Nick Byrne is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Buckinghamshire, England performing ‘atmospheric and dreamy folk’. Songs range from finger-picked folk to more layered pieces, accented by strings and slide guitar. The blissful folk of forthcoming single ’Birch Tree’ tells of a pact between two lovers and portrays a conversation between present and past.