Luke Combs + Ashley McBryde, Shepherds Bush O2, London, 4th October 2018

To west London for the second of Luke Combs’ sell-out nights on what has been an impressively sold-out debut UK tour. Combs has made huge commercial and creative headway in the last three years and his debut album (since generously expanded with a handful of extra tracks) has been hoovering up accolades and indeed hefty … Continue reading “Luke Combs + Ashley McBryde, Shepherds Bush O2, London, 4th October 2018”

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes + The Weeping Willows, MacSorleys, Glasgow, 30th June 2018

A crowded pub in Glasgow on a swelteringly hot Saturday night proved to be no challenge to Australia’s Lachlan Bryan  who, with a four piece version of The Wildes behind him, performed a set of songs which just about defined “Americana,” visiting corners of country, folk, soul and blues and doing so brilliantly. Bryan was … Continue reading “Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes + The Weeping Willows, MacSorleys, Glasgow, 30th June 2018”

Lachlan Bryan & the Wildes head to UK for ripper dates

Aussie alt-country/Americana outfit Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes have announced their return to the UK next month including an appearance at Maverick Festival; along with the European release of their fourth album ‘Some Girls (Quite) Like Country Music’ on June 29th. The album opens with the band’s semi-political brand new single ‘I Hope That I’m Wrong’ which you can hear below.

Interview: Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

“Yoooooooo!!! Yoooooooo!!!” I hear screamed. I don’t know where it came from, or from whom. To be honest I’m a little afraid to ask. Tyler’s in the room. Tyler’s out the room. I don’t know what’s going on. It’s madness. “That’s life backstage at Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown,” proclaims drummer Caleb Crosby. It’s a wet night in … Continue reading “Interview: Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown”

Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, Dingwall’s, London, 5th December 2017

A random conversation with a total stranger at this summer’s Ramblin’ Man Fair, who insisted I head directly to the Blues tent to see an amazing guitar slinger from Nashville, is what brought me to this pass on a Tuesday evening in Camden. That afternoon’s set in Maidstone back in July had other complete strangers … Continue reading “Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, Dingwall’s, London, 5th December 2017”

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes set to make their first UK appearances.

One of Australia’s premier Americana artists (if that isn’t a contradiction) have lined up their first UK appearances this June. Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes have pioneered the alt-country and Americana music movement in Australia. The 2010-issued debut album Ballad of a Young Married Man, mixed traditional country song-writing with indie production, and was well-received … Continue reading “Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes set to make their first UK appearances.”

C2C Country To Country, 02, London, 10th March 2019

The passion for some forms of modern country music is well and truly alive in the UK. This touring festival of Country/Americana acts which travels to the UK and around the world once per year is a much bigger affair than I had imagined it to be. It is the perfect PR machine for the … Continue reading “C2C Country To Country, 02, London, 10th March 2019”

Beat Circus “All the Pretty Horses” – Listen

This is something different – Beat Circus will be releasing ‘These Wicked Things‘, the third in the band’s Weird American Gothic trilogy, on March 22nd.  The album is an immersive experience, it’s a story told like a movie with spoken word, song and atmospheric instrumental tracks like ‘All the Pretty Horses‘.   The music covers a … Continue reading “Beat Circus “All the Pretty Horses” – Listen”

Larkin Poe “Venom & Faith” (Tricki-Woo Records 2018)

‘Venom & Faith’ is the fourth album from Rebecca and Megan Lovell, aka Larkin Poe. Originating from Georgia, but Nashville based (can anyone actually imagine walking around Nashville and meeting someone not in a band), the album delivers all that might be expected from an artist immersed in that iconic city. This is an album … Continue reading “Larkin Poe “Venom & Faith” (Tricki-Woo Records 2018)”

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”