From their excellent new album We The Collective comes this powerful song from the mighty Levellers, as timely and relevant as they ever were.
It is easy to forget just how much commercial success Levellers have had; in the 1990s they had more platinum, gold and silver albums in the UK than any other British act. Testament to the appeal they have at a grassroots level rather than flowing from critical acclaim, Levellers have never been – or wanted … Continue reading “Levellers “We The Collective” (On The Fiddle Recordings, 2018)”
The legend that is The Levellers have a new album, We The Collective, out on March 9th and this is the first single from it, a powerful indictment of undercover police and their frequently dubious activities.
Celebrating their 30th anniversary next year, Brighton folk-punk band Levellers will be releasing “We The Collective” on March 9th via the band’s own label, On The Fiddle Recordings. Wanting to do something a bit different with their back catalogue, they brought in a string section and enlisted producer John Leckie (Radiohead, Stone Roses) to help develop new … Continue reading “The Levellers announce new acoustic record”
Noble Jacks have been powering their way through the UK indie-folk scene with new album ‘Stay Awake’ which debuted at Number 7 on the Americana music charts. The release of ‘Stay Awake’ is a huge moment for the band after the experience of selling our Brighton’s Concord 2 venue for their album release party. The … Continue reading “Noble Jacks “Stay Awake” (Independent, 2019)”
For the record, the Vickers Vimy was a First World War bomber originally manufactured in County Mayo, Ireland and was the first aircraft to fly non-stop across the Atlantic. It’s also the name of this band of Galway alt-Celtic freewheelers, adopted to drive the patriotic point home. It wasn’t necessary. This collection of bittersweet jigs … Continue reading “Vickers Vimy “Atlas Of Hearts” (Vickers Vimy Music, 2018)”
‘Ghost In The Tanglewood’ is the new album by our favourite Ginge at the moment, Wildheart, which we absolutely love here in AUK Towers. It’s a seamless mix of country, folk, roots and rock. As he put it, “While leaning towards country music, my fairly unavoidable accent means that the songs come off less Willie … Continue reading “Ginger Wildheart to roam the UK over summer”
Omg this is catchy. Ginger Wildheart (no relation to Baker) releases his new album ‘Ghost In the Tanglewood’ on 2nd March on the Graphite label and he’s shared with us this morning the video from the next single to be taken from it. He told AUK: “Back in early 2017, when recording ‘Ghost In The Tanglewood’, … Continue reading “Video premiere: Ginger Wildheart “Paying It Forward””
Foot-stomping folksters Noble Jacks will release their long-awaited debut album “What The Hammer” on March 24th on Union Music Store, and Harvey’s Brewery in Lewes will be unveiling ‘Noble Jacks,’ a special limited-run brew to coincide with the album release from the Sussex based alt.folk band of the same name. Drink while you listen. Recorded at … Continue reading “Noble Jacks announce UK dates”
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”