Steven Adams & The French Drops “Virtue Signals” (Hudson Records, 2018)

It may be fast-approaching a decade since indie heroes the Broken Family Band decided to call it a day, but lead singer Steven Adams has remained prolific, releasing numerous records under a variety of monikers. The latest of his musical ventures is fronting The French Drops, who release their debut full- length ‘Virtue Signals.’

Steven Adams returns with new band The French Drops – Listen

Ex Broken Family Band-er Steven Adams is back with his new band The French Drops – featuring members of The Drink – and a new album ‘Virtue Signals’ which is due out via Hudson Records on 4th May. They’ll be heading out on a UK tour in May starting off at The Castle in Manchester on 2 May – full … Continue reading “Steven Adams returns with new band The French Drops – Listen”

Book Club “Dust of Morning” (Independent, 2018)

Apparently inspired by founding frontman, guitarist, singer and songwriter Robbie Horlick’s travels in Europe, Book Club’s third album, ‘Dust of Morning’ shows the Atlanta-based ensemble demonstrating a growing maturity that has them deserving of a wider audience. That isn’t to say these songs appear inspired by a particular place or places as such – the … Continue reading “Book Club “Dust of Morning” (Independent, 2018)”

Curse of Lono “Severed” (Submarine Cat Records, 2017)

On first hearing this record without reading anything about it I thought that Steven Adams (Broken Family Band) had adopted a back to basics approach and formed a new band. It’s a thought that stuck with me every time I listen to the record and it’s certainly meant as a compliment – there’s the voice … Continue reading “Curse of Lono “Severed” (Submarine Cat Records, 2017)”

Cambridge’s City Roots Festival announces line-up

The first ever City Roots festival, an expansion of Cambridge Folk Festival taking place in venues across the city, is set for the first two weeks of February. Featuring a host of names from these shores and beyond, it will culminate in an appearance by Salif Keita – known as the Golden Voice of Africa … Continue reading “Cambridge’s City Roots Festival announces line-up”

Laish “Pendulum Swing” (Talitres, 2016)

These songs are laced in equal measure with cynicism and charm – at his best Danny Green can produce songs that are lyrically and musically spot-on. ‘Vague’ is a world weary slightly melancholic exploration of ageing with an insidious tune that pushes its way into my affections. It’s a kind of post-millennial slacker-rock, Malkmus by … Continue reading “Laish “Pendulum Swing” (Talitres, 2016)”