Track Premiere: Great Lake Swimmers “Getting To The Heart Of It”

There’s a lot of good news attached to this Premiere of a new song from Great Lake Swimmers.  Not only is  ‘Getting to the Heart of It‘ a great song from Tony Dekker, reverberating beautifully as he contemplates the world and all it contains, but it’s his contribution to a split single with Picastro (Liz … Continue reading “Track Premiere: Great Lake Swimmers “Getting To The Heart Of It””

Songs for the apocalypse: Great Lake Swimmers “When It Flows”

Two of my favourite bands in the world are Great Lakes (Ben Crum’s indie-americana project from Georgia) and Great Lake Swimmers, the quintet currently based in a little known village north of Athens called Toronto. I often go to play one and then plump for the other. This happened on the weekend where I reacquainted … Continue reading “Songs for the apocalypse: Great Lake Swimmers “When It Flows””

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”

Video Premiere: Harrow Fair “Sins We Made”

We’re delighted to share the world video premiere of the new single from Harrow Fair. The good-humoured video for ‘Sins We Made’ is inspired by comic strips and ‘unboxing’ videos.  Harrow Fair are comprised of Andrew Penner (also of Sunparlour Players) on vocals, guitar and drums and Miranda Mulholland (Great Lake Swimmers) on vocals and … Continue reading “Video Premiere: Harrow Fair “Sins We Made””

Clever Square “Clever Square” (Bronson Recordings, 2019)

Described as the Italian golden boys of American indie rock by their totally unbiased record label, Clever Square main man Giacomo D’Attore has pulled together a new band following the original version’s split in 2015. D’Attore is unambiguous in citing US indie rock as his inspiration and this eponymously titled new album certainly does take … Continue reading “Clever Square “Clever Square” (Bronson Recordings, 2019)”

Americana Music Fest 29th January, Hackney, London

Organised by the Americana Music Association UK (AMAUK), the showcase runs at five Hackney Central venues over two nights, culminating in the awards ceremony at hackney Empire on the third evening. It’s a fairly massive undertaking, with almost 60 bands or artists performing half hour sets over the two showcase nights. It links in with … Continue reading “Americana Music Fest 29th January, Hackney, London”