Simone Felice, Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Church, Glasgow, 13th May 2018

When Simone Felice and his brothers went to high school they would hop on a bus in their hamlet of Palenville and ride thirty minutes or so to the county town of Catskill, passing a mural of its most celebrated resident: Iron Mike – The Dynamite Kid. After Tyson fell from grace the mural became … Continue reading “Simone Felice, Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Church, Glasgow, 13th May 2018”

Interview: Simone Felice

A long time has passed since we witnessed a shirtless, sweating Felice clambering over a rickety drum kit hollering “Yankees In The House” at  The Basement in Nashville after an incendiary Felice Brothers show that was described on this very site as ‘the future of rock’n’roll.’ These days Felice is one of the golden boys … Continue reading “Interview: Simone Felice”

Ian Felice “In The Kingdom of Dreams” (Loose, 2017)

Between two things there is often a dilution of each, a middle of the road but there is also the possibility of great fertility. I mention this as when listening to this record my first impression (and so far it’s an unshakeable one) is that on this record Ian Felice finds a beautiful sweet spot … Continue reading “Ian Felice “In The Kingdom of Dreams” (Loose, 2017)”

Ian Felice “21st Century” – Listen

21st Century is the new single from lead singer and songwriter for The Felice Brothers Ian Felice (or “H Felice” as Steps fans would say) taken from his debut solo album ‘In The Kingdom Of Dreams’.  He told The Bluegrass Situation: “21st Century’ is a three-chord song about the paranoid breakdown of someone’s reality. I wrote it on … Continue reading “Ian Felice “21st Century” – Listen”

Ian Felice to release debut solo album

Exciting news arrives from Loose Records that Ian Felice – of, as you may have realised, The Felice Brothers – has recorded a solo album that will released on 25th August.  Entitled In The Kingdom Of Dreams, the album was recorded in Ian’s childhood home of Palenville NY, with his brother Simone Felice on production … Continue reading “Ian Felice to release debut solo album”

Marie Danielle “Soldier” – Listen

Americana singer-songwriter Marie Danielle releases her debut UK single “Soldier” today which features The Felice Brothers/Fleet Foxes’ Christian Wargo on backing duties. She’s currently touring the US, working on a new album with Simone Felice & Drive-By Truckers’ Mike Patton and will be touring the UK later this year. And if you needed any more … Continue reading “Marie Danielle “Soldier” – Listen”

The Lumineers “Cleopatra” (Decca Records 2016)

It’s time to reevaluate any preconceived conclusions you may have drawn about the Lumineers over their tub thumping, chart topping Ho Hey past. Those halcyon days of devil may care presidential playlist fun and games were glorious indeed, but now it seems it’s time to get serious. Rather than cashing in on the neo-folk knees-up … Continue reading “The Lumineers “Cleopatra” (Decca Records 2016)”

The Lucky Strikes “The Motion and The Moving On” (Harbour Song Records 2016)

The Lucky Strikes, from Southend, have been together for ten years now and this is their fifth album. Without doubt they are one of our best Americana bands. Lead singer is Matthew Boulter, long time member of the Simone Felice group and an accomplished solo artist in his own right with four albums.  With him here … Continue reading “The Lucky Strikes “The Motion and The Moving On” (Harbour Song Records 2016)”

The Lumineers: Hammersmith Apollo, London – 4th November 2016

The Lumineers burst onto the scene with a huge breakthrough hit Ho, Hey, and quickly found themselves pigeonholed alongside the likes of Mumford & Sons. Whereas that band had shot religious imagery right through their lyrics and clung to a “every song builds to a crescendo” formula, The Lumineers were more interested in girls and … Continue reading “The Lumineers: Hammersmith Apollo, London – 4th November 2016”