Excellent European take on Americana taken from the Austrian band’s new album, due out in February.
After various singles and EPs, dark tinged swamp rocking John J Presley – recently seen supporting Juanita Stein – at last announces his debut album ‘As the Night Draws In‘ which will be released on January 25th. It features the dark and wild toned guitar excursions he’s known for – reminiscent in places of bands … Continue reading “John J Presley announces album “As The Night Draws In””
Way back in 2001 when I first started Americana UK on a shoestring budget (not even a shoestring to be fair, it was zero) one of the first labels to kindly start sending us through stuff for review was Loose. The albums were not only by some of the best names in americana but always beautifully … Continue reading “Loose Records to celebrate 20 years at the AMAUK conference”
It’s rare to hear a debut album as accomplished as Strange Constellations – but then William Matheny isn’t exactly a completely fresh face on the music scene as he’s had a number of years in the Athens (Ohio) based Indy-folk band Southeast Engine. On his debut solo release William Matheny unarguably demonstrates that he’s honed … Continue reading “William Matheny “Strange Constellations” (Misra Records, 2017)”
It would be the understatement of the year to describe the torn and ragged instrument that is Georg Altziebler’s throat as “cracked” or “whisky scarred”. It’s a hollow rattling thing that speaks of dry deserts and lonesome travellers. Dark as the shadows in a Sergio Leone movie, dust covered, careworn and heartbroken. And just as … Continue reading “Son of the Velvet Rat “Dorado” (Fluff & Gravy Records, 2017)”
From the town that gave the world characters like Studs Terkel, Upton Sinclair, and the anarchists in Bughouse Square, Scorch adds his voice to the choir with the enthusiasm and charisma of a Maxwell Street preacher. A punk rock banjo-wielding John Prine or Billy Bragg, Al Scorch writes for the everyperson.