Maybe the best example of an “underground” artist coming to the fore that we’ve come across in recent years, Steve Gunn is perhaps best known as having been Kurt Vile’s guitarist. However, he has a healthy back catalogue of solo and collaborative recordings and with ‘The Unseen In Between’ gathering a great deal of media … Continue reading “Steve Gunn “The Unseen in Between” (Matador Records, 2019)”
From his new album The Unseen Inbetween, out on January 18th, this is a great song from Steve Gunn, all jangle and hooks with lyrics that bite. He’s in the UK for few dates in April too, well worth catching.
A lovely tribute to his later father from Steve Gunn’s new album The Unseen In Between, out on January 18th. He’s touring Europe in March with a few UK dates in April too.
Sometimes good things come out of bad situations, Steve Gunn had taken a pretty big blow after the release of his last album ‘Eyes On The Lines‘, when his father died from cancer. Steve and his father had got very close during the treatment, talking openly and deeply in a way that maybe they hadn’t … Continue reading “Steve Gunn “New Moon” – Listen”
Leaving you this weekend dear dear readers with news that the Leeds born so-called “Godfather of Cosmic Americana” is back with a new album ‘True North’ recorded with close ally Steve Gunn and which features pals Bridget St John and BJ Cole. Chapman has been championed by (or collaborated with) the likes of Hiss Golden … Continue reading “The “Godfather of Cosmic Americana” Michael Chapman is back!”
Philadelphia’s Rosali builds upon the ethereality of her debut – 2016’s acclaimed ‘Out of Love’ – on the ghostly ‘Trouble Anyway,’ recorded and mixed by Jeff Zeigler, who has worked with The War on Drugs and Kurt Vile among others. On her sophomore outing, Rosali enlists a group of musicians that share her love of … Continue reading “Rosali “Trouble Anyway” (Scissor Tail Records/Spinster Sounds, 2018)”
Yesterday it was the Black Deer Festival we were reporting on. Today, it’s James Elk-ington. When will it all stop? Following his tour supporting Jeff Tweedy in January, Chicago-based English songwriter and guitarist Elkington is returning to the UK for a short but sweet headline tour in April. Elkington has toured, recorded, and/or collaborated with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Steve Gunn, Joan Shelley and most … Continue reading “James Elkington heads back to UK for shows”
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”
It took precisely two songs on this latest release from the estimable GO before I was convinced that this would be their strongest record so far. I was right; though these two songs are a brilliant introduction to the record, the other songs all have their merits but let’s start at the top. Ontological Intercourse … Continue reading “Gun Outfit “Out of Range” (Paradise of Bachelors, 2017)”
The presidential ‘debates’ show what happens when you match ugliness with ugliness – it spirals into something toxic and is birthing the idiocracy that we seem to deserve. Gareth Bonello meets the ugliness of the contemporary world with songs full of elegant beauty. ‘Rivers of Gold’ is a refutation of the trickle-down theory of economics … Continue reading “The Gentle Good “Ruins/Adfeilion” (Bubblewrap Collective, 2016)”