The Milk Carton Kids, The Barbican, 29th May 2019

The Milk Carton Kids are one of those bands you feel more people should know about given their pedigree that allows them to pack out a venue like the Barbican. It’s been three years since the indie folk duo from Eagle Rock, California last played in the UK and while you could argue that nothing … Continue reading “The Milk Carton Kids, The Barbican, 29th May 2019”

The Milk Carton Kids announce UK dates

The wonderfully named and wonderful sounding Milk Carton Kids have announced their return to the UK and Europe for a tour, the first time since the 2018 release of their Grammy-nominated album ‘All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do’.  The new project marks the first time that acoustic duo Joey … Continue reading “The Milk Carton Kids announce UK dates”

The Milk Carton Kids “All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do” (Anti-Records, 2018)

The Milk Carton Kids are Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale. Up to now an acoustic duo who are gaining growing recognition and acclaim, but for their latest release ‘All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do’, their sound is expanding to incorporate a full band and all the extra … Continue reading “The Milk Carton Kids “All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do” (Anti-Records, 2018)”

The Milk Carton Kids are back and strong and tough

‘All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn’t Do’ is the mouthful of a name of the new album for the Americana Music Association Award-winners for “Best Duo/Group,” Milky Bar Milk Carton Kids which comes out on the ANTI label on 29th June. Their fourth studio album is heralded by the project’s unprecedented … Continue reading “The Milk Carton Kids are back and strong and tough”

Milk Carton Kids “Younger Years” – Listen

What more superlatives can we pluck from our mighty chest of superlatives to apply to The Milk Carton Kids?  And what more can we say about the new album ‘All the things that I did and all the things that I didn’t do‘ other than it’s going to be making a lot of Best Of … Continue reading “Milk Carton Kids “Younger Years” – Listen”

Milk Carton Kids “Big Time” – Listen

The Milk Carton Kids have a new album out at the end of June, called ‘All the things that I did and all the things that I didn’t do’, and ‘Big Time’ is the new single release from it.  And it is, like all else that the Milk Carton Kids have released, unquestionably brilliant.   The … Continue reading “Milk Carton Kids “Big Time” – Listen”

Ari “Radikoj” (Independent, 2019)

Icelandic Americana? As the genre evolves, the label becomes a useful tag, but ‘What Even is Americana?’ as The Milk Carton Kids asked us. To be honest, it would be a stretch to call this Americana, though it does have some typical instrumentation and familiar tone. It is though a very attractive listen, beguiling, clever, … Continue reading “Ari “Radikoj” (Independent, 2019)”

Jamestown Revival “Round Prairie Road” – Listen

Just a little while ago Jamestown Revival would probably have found themselves being compared to the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, but here in the 21st century the topical comparison is the Milk Carton Kids.  That’s still not a bad thing.  ‘Round Prairie Road‘ is a real place, as Jonathan Clay explains the song, it … Continue reading “Jamestown Revival “Round Prairie Road” – Listen”

2019 Americana Honor and Awards Nominees are announced

So this happened last night although they didn’t send us a press release so we’re reporting this via Rolling Stone. We do by the way love the Milk Carton Kids – don’t forget to catch them in the UK in a couple of weeks’ time: “Nominees for the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards were announced Tuesday … Continue reading “2019 Americana Honor and Awards Nominees are announced”