Michael Hurley + James Yorkston, Summerhall, Edinburgh, 17th June 2018

It’s been a while since Michael Hurley, occasionally known as Snock, has come to the UK and with him now in his 77th year, news of this tour was somewhat unexpected. Mind you it was only last year when he toured Australia for the first time so it’s perhaps somewhat ageist of us to presume … Continue reading “Michael Hurley + James Yorkston, Summerhall, Edinburgh, 17th June 2018”

Piers Faccini “Hear My Voice” (Beating Drum, 2019)

Based in the south of France, Piers Faccini runs a label called Beating Drum and has released a series of EPs featuring singular singer songwriters from around the globe. For the fourth instalment, Faccini features himself which, given he’s the boss, is his prerogative. That said, the four songs here are all fine in a … Continue reading “Piers Faccini “Hear My Voice” (Beating Drum, 2019)”

Danny & The Champions Of The World “Brilliant Light” (Loose Music, 2017)

For his new Champions album Danny Wilson wanted something different, a collaborative effort that encouraged all the band members to contribute to the song writing process. So, over a period of months and a number of sessions, a collection of songs was accumulated and the end result is a mammoth 18 track, double album. 78 … Continue reading “Danny & The Champions Of The World “Brilliant Light” (Loose Music, 2017)”

Nadine Khouri “The Salted Air” (One Flash Records 2017)

With a list of influences that are as broad as they are intriguing, the debut by Nadine Khouri, promises a great deal: interesting Lebanese heritage, production by John Parish (the chap that made PJ Harvey, messed with Giant Sand and confused Sparklehorse), all recorded in a dimly-lit Georgian vaulted basement in Bristol, and rendered with the … Continue reading “Nadine Khouri “The Salted Air” (One Flash Records 2017)”

Dirty Dozen: Patch and The Giant

Indie-folk quintet Patch & The Giant, release their debut album, ‘All That We Had, We Stole’, out 10th February 2017.  Produced by Nick Trepka, whose credits include Emmy The Great and Mercury Prize Winner Speech Debelle, it showcases Patch & The Giant’s eclectic take on folk music, the album having elements of indie, rock and … Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Patch and The Giant”