Great Lake Swimmers “The Waves The Wake” (Nettwerk Records, 2018)

Over their 15-year career, Canada’s Great Lake Swimmers have crafted to perfection their version of folk informed chamber songs led throughout by Tony Dekker. While their last release, ‘A Forest of Arms’ added a more muscular beat to the songs than one expected from them ‘The Waves The Wake’ finds them back in a more … Continue reading “Great Lake Swimmers “The Waves The Wake” (Nettwerk Records, 2018)”

Great Lake Swimmers have new album and tour dates

That’s right – it’s been a long time since ‘A Forest of Arms‘ , fully 3 years, but at last Tony Dekker’s band return with a new full-length release ‘The Waves, The Wake‘ which is out on the 17th of August.  This, the seventh full length release by Great Lake Swimmers, also comes in the … Continue reading “Great Lake Swimmers have new album and tour dates”

Great Lake Swimmers ride the waves with new album, EP

2018 marks the 15th anniversary of one of our favourite indie-folk/rock bands here at AUK, Great Lake Swimmers (not to be confused with the also great Great Lakes) and today they’ve announced a new album: ‘The Waves, The Wake’ comes out on 17th August via Nettwerk Records.  Recorded in the 145-year-old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church in London, Ontario … Continue reading “Great Lake Swimmers ride the waves with new album, EP”

Great Lake Swimmers share two new songs – Listen

2018 marks the 15th anniversary of the indie-folk/rock band Great Lake Swimmers led by singer-songwriter Tony Dekker who decided for the band’s next record to challenge himself by writing new music without any acoustic guitar which has always been his instrumental mainstay. He further digressed from previous songwriting patterns by looking at each track individually and then tailoring … Continue reading “Great Lake Swimmers share two new songs – Listen”

Adam Torres “Pearls To Swine” (Fat Possum Records, 2016)

If the mention of falsetto instantly brings the Brothers Gibb to mind – linked to some hell of a disco inferno – then make the effort to disconnect that image. This review will be using the f-word. On Pearls To Swine Adam Torres sings falsetto and shows what an effective and moving device this can … Continue reading “Adam Torres “Pearls To Swine” (Fat Possum Records, 2016)”

Darlingside, Union Chapel, London, 3rd July 2017

Darlingside are an American folk band starting to make quite a stir after a bumped higher up the bill appearance at last year’s Cambridge Folk Festival earnt them a lot of new fans this side of the pond. They’ve been back for some tour dates and brought along a friend – the woman described as … Continue reading “Darlingside, Union Chapel, London, 3rd July 2017”

Darlingside UK dates – now !

On their third trip to the UK, Massachusetts based indie-folk band Darlingside are continuing to build their reputation as a knock-out live band.  With subtle musical shadings taking cues from folk, chamber pop, bluegrass, classical music, and modern indie rock, and aching harmonies they have a sound which recalls the likes of CSN, Fleet Foxes … Continue reading “Darlingside UK dates – now !”

Harrow Fair “Call to Arms” (Roaring Girl Records, 2017)

Harrow Fair are Miranda Mulholland, of Great Lake Swimmers, and Andrew Penner, of Sunparlour Players, and Call to Arms is their debut release as a duo – and genuinely a duo, Mulholland sings and adds violin whilst Penner sings and is a veritable Captain Manyhands adding guitar, drums, keyboards, banjo and much more. Call to … Continue reading “Harrow Fair “Call to Arms” (Roaring Girl Records, 2017)”

Trevor Alguire “Perish The Light” (Independent, 2016)

Canadian singer-songwriter Trevor Alguire has in Perish The Light his sixth album, and with a wealth of travelling behind him back home and across Europe, he is a seasoned performer. No sooner does the needle drop onto the vinyl and Alguire establishes a groove as he shares stories of his worldly travels, speaks of love and of having to … Continue reading “Trevor Alguire “Perish The Light” (Independent, 2016)”