John Carter Cash takes the fight to white nationalists

And he won’t back down. Rolling Stone reports: “Earlier this week, NPR reported that American Recordings and Universal Music had sent a cease-and-desist letter to Stormfront Radio, the weekly radio show for the white supremacist site Stormfront, over its regular use of Johnny Cash’s cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” At the time, Rosanne Cash, … Continue reading “John Carter Cash takes the fight to white nationalists”

First Aid Kit release song for International Women’s Day – Listen

And it’s available as a digital download from today. NME report: “First Aid Kit have shared a new song that condemns sexual violence. Titled ‘You Are The Problem Here’ the Swedish duo released the single in honour of International Women’s Day today (March 9). The band shared a statement along with the song. “Today is … Continue reading “First Aid Kit release song for International Women’s Day – Listen”

Americana acts cover David Berman songs in tribute – Watch

With thanks to BrooklynVegan for highlighting this – tributes are still coming in for David Berman who died last week (we now know sadly from suicide) and some artists have covered songs from Silver Jews over the weekend, including Phosphorescent who performed ‘Trains Across the Sea’ from the 1994’s album ‘Starlight Walker’ and Hiss Golden … Continue reading “Americana acts cover David Berman songs in tribute – Watch”

Bruce Springsteen “I’ll Stand By You” – Listen

Want to hear a previously unreleased Springsteen track ?  Well, you’re in luck because that’s just what we’ve got for you here.  And, as you’ve probably already noticed, it’s all thanks to the new feel good movie ‘Blinded by the Light‘ which explains how embracing The Boss can give your life purpose.  But we knew … Continue reading “Bruce Springsteen “I’ll Stand By You” – Listen”

“Silver Jews” David Berman dies

Really sad news this morning of one of American UK’s musical heroes – only last month we gave his new Purple Mountains album a 9 out of 10 – “Not a single mention of any majesties”. The Guardian reports: “David Berman, who was regarded as one of the most poetic voices in US indie rock, … Continue reading ““Silver Jews” David Berman dies”

Preview: Black Deer Festival 2019

The Black Deer Festival is a passionate celebration of both the music and the culture of country and Americana. Set in the beautiful countryside of Eridge Park in Kent, The Deer Park transports festival-goers to a world away from the everyday, in which a joyful, community atmosphere permeates every aspect of the experience. Across various … Continue reading “Preview: Black Deer Festival 2019”

Hiss Golden Messenger announce new record “Terms of Surrender”

The always delightful North Carolina band Hiss Golden Messenger have announced the release of their anticipated twelfth new album ‘Terms of Surrender’ which will be released on the uber-cool Merge Records on September 20th. Following a tough year and with the help of Jenny Lewis, The National and his regular bandmates, the new record is … Continue reading “Hiss Golden Messenger announce new record “Terms of Surrender””

Interview: Gill Tee, co-founder of the Black Deer Festival

Gill Tee is one of the co-founders of the Black Deer Festival which takes place at Eridge Park in Kent between the 21st and 23rd of June. This year’s line up includes Band of Horses, The Shires, John Butler Trio and Kris Kristofferson.

hd hausmann “Recognise Faces” – Listen

‘Recognise Faces‘ is the new single taken from hd hausemann’s third album ‘Find A Weight, Form A Ground’ set for release on 28 June on Panda Cassettes.  The band are a project by vocalist and songwriter Liam Palmer alongside bass guitarist Alex Oates, and musically take inspiration from The National’s early albums.  ‘Find A Weight, … Continue reading “hd hausmann “Recognise Faces” – Listen”

Emmeline “Empire” – Listen

It just cannot be a coincidence that this big piano-led song by Dallas’ Emmeline is more than a little reminiscent of The National’s ‘Fake Empire‘.  Maybe it’s because, like the Dessners, she has a classical background, and has been playing since the age of four.  Maybe it’s because the song – although much softer toned … Continue reading “Emmeline “Empire” – Listen”