Track premiere: Larkin Poe “Sometimes”

Larkin Poe have a new album coming out at the start of November: entitled ‘Venom & Faith’ it cements the pair’s move into a harder, rockier sound full of glam stomp and buckets of attitude.  They haven’t abandoned their roots background entirely though.’Sometimes‘  is a case in point.  It’s a song they got from the repertoire … Continue reading “Track premiere: Larkin Poe “Sometimes””

Larkin Poe announce new album “Venom & Faith”

Larkin Poe – aka Atlanta, Georgia-born sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell -have announced details of their new album ‘Venom & Faith’ which will be released November 9, 2018. The Nashville-based sister duo have also announced a headline European tour in support of the new album, starting in London at Islington Assembly Hall on November 21 … Continue reading “Larkin Poe announce new album “Venom & Faith””

First names for Black Deer’s 2019 line-up announced

The first names have been announced this morning for the americana and country festival Black Deer’s 2019 line up, and there are some belters on there. In a victory for equestrians, South Califonia’s Band of Horses have been confirmed as the first headliner, with other artists announced including Australian roots-rockers the John Butler Trio, Northumberland’s … Continue reading “First names for Black Deer’s 2019 line-up announced”

Odetta Hartmann “Misery” – Listen

All the instruments on this “future folk” murder ballad are played by Odetta Hartmann, and it’s also one of the first songs that she wrote on the banjo.  It moves from a stark folk sounds to move into mixed media sounds – a bit Flaming Lips, or Larkin Poe perhaps – which certainly suggests a … Continue reading “Odetta Hartmann “Misery” – Listen”

Video premiere: Jamie Freeman “Hasia Dreams”

‘Hasia Dreams’ is the new EP from Jamie Freeman, a set of recordings influenced by his love of 60’s bands like Buffalo Springfield, The Who and The Beatles, charting a psychedelic course through Americana with the help of Larkin Poe among others. This track which Jamie is sharing with AUK this morning features Lucy Powell (Los Feliz) on … Continue reading “Video premiere: Jamie Freeman “Hasia Dreams””

Worry Dolls “Go Get Gone” (Bread & Butter Music, 2017)

Rosie Jones and Zoe Nicol, who together make up Worry Dolls, are that rare thing – songwriters who are genuinely living their lyrics. Go Get Gone‘s title quoting track is the carpe diem song Train’s Leaving which boldly encourages with “forget the doubts still troubling your mind no “what if this” or “what if that” … Continue reading “Worry Dolls “Go Get Gone” (Bread & Butter Music, 2017)”

Ana Egge & The Sentimentals “Say That Now” (Grace Records, 2016)

Ana Egge has a collaborative nature – she has recorded with the likes of Steve Earle and Ron Sexsmith; her last album had The Stray Birds backing her up and on Say That Now she’s gone back to her Danish roots recording in Denmark with folk-rockers The Sentimentals. And again it’s a full collaboration – amongst … Continue reading “Ana Egge & The Sentimentals “Say That Now” (Grace Records, 2016)”

UK Americana Gig Guide

Welcome to the new Americana UK gig guide. You can search by artist name, town or venue – if you want gigs just in Liverpool for instance, just start typing ‘Liver’ in the search box below. If you’re a promoter/artist and want your UK gig listed, please click here to find out how. Americana UK … Continue reading “UK Americana Gig Guide”

Paul Kelly “Nature” (Cooking Vinyl, 2018)

Who else but the seemingly ageless Paul Kelly could have dreamed up the idea for turning the timeless Dylan Thomas poem ‘And Death Will Have No Dominion’ into a brilliant and moving opening song for his new album?  Taking the three nine-line stanzas from that classic work, Kelly has created an enthralling piece of music … Continue reading “Paul Kelly “Nature” (Cooking Vinyl, 2018)”

Paul Kelly returns with new album “Nature” – watch the first video

Leaving you this weekend dear readers with news on an Aussie icon who doesn’t get half the recognition he deserves in Americana circles – he supported Dylan on one of his tours over there so he’s quite a big deal and a year ago his album ‘Life Is Fine’ gave him his first ARIA #1 … Continue reading “Paul Kelly returns with new album “Nature” – watch the first video”