The Sadies return with “The Most Despicable Man Alive”

We leave you this week dear reader with a new track from Toronto’s Sadies. The band have joined forces with fellow Canadain musician King Khan to release a split 7″ single. King Khan is joined by Mary Simich and Natalia Avelon on the A-side ‘Old Gunga Din’ while The Sadies alone are featured on ‘The … Continue reading “The Sadies return with “The Most Despicable Man Alive””

Watch Kurt Vile’s short documentary featuring The Sadies

In early September 2018, on the eve of the announcement of his latest album ‘Bottle It In’, Kurt Vile decamped to the Catskill Mountains in upper state New York with friends and fellow musicians to rehearse, prepare and ponder the year’s road ahead. The brief getaway, which counted Matt Sweeney and Toronto’s The Sadies in … Continue reading “Watch Kurt Vile’s short documentary featuring The Sadies”

Songs for the apocalypse: The Sadies “Northumberland West”

There was a time when Toronto quarter The Sadies used to tour the UK as regular as clockwork, which made them one of those bands you could see in venues that weren’t several train rides away, and also one of those bands I could take my dad to see as they occasionally did Motörhead covers. … Continue reading “Songs for the apocalypse: The Sadies “Northumberland West””

The Sadies land in the UK this Fall

On the back of their most recent release, Northern Passages, The Sadies will be returning to the UK for a short series of dates at the end of October.  The Sadies – singer/guitarists Dallas and Travis Good, bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky – exploded onto the North American music scene 20 years ago and … Continue reading “The Sadies land in the UK this Fall”

The Sadies “Northern Passages” (Yep Roc Records, 2017)

The Sadies are enjoying a fantastic run of form. Their last two records have both been brilliant autumnal works and this one begins in pretty much the same vein – the opening chords of Riverview Fog are a quite specific swirl of acoustic country psychedelia; it’s like they’ve captured the sound of light dappling the … Continue reading “The Sadies “Northern Passages” (Yep Roc Records, 2017)”

The Sadies debut track from new album – Listen

And it’s absolutely cracking. The Sadies have premiered “It’s Easy (Like Walking)” featuring Kurt Vile from their new album with Consequence of Sound. The track is the second single to be released from Northern Passages, their 10th studio album, out February 10, 2017, on Yep Roc Records. Of the track The Sadies’ Dallas Good says, “Kurt … Continue reading “The Sadies debut track from new album – Listen”

The Sadies return with new record – February

The iconic four-piece The Sadies will release their 10th studio album which is titled Northern Passages on February 10, 2017 via Yep Roc Records, and you can hear the first single below, a haunting, harmony-filled number called “Riverview Fog” which began as a letter to their friend Rick White, whose contributions both musical and visual have … Continue reading “The Sadies return with new record – February”

Songs for the apocalypse: Hugh Masterson “Lost and Found”

Some of my songs I’m storing for my time capsule when the end of the world happens (as recent events have proven, it’s never too early to start doing this) hark back to my carefree childhood or disappointing 20s. Others are from my more recent period of fast advancing decrepitness, such as this track from … Continue reading “Songs for the apocalypse: Hugh Masterson “Lost and Found””

AUK’s editor chooses his favourite 10 tracks from 2019

2019 – what a f-king year (and that word is being censored for you daily digest readers). Sometimes music was the only respite there was from the sheer abject misery and terror of the outside world. Sometimes nestling down with a mug of cocoa and some good americana was the only thing that blotted it … Continue reading “AUK’s editor chooses his favourite 10 tracks from 2019”

Interview – John Cleere

There are so many ‘roots’ festivals these days you could spend years visiting a different one without ever going back to the same one twice. That Kilkenny Roots Festival attracts the same crowd year on year without fail is testament to an event that has really found a place in many hearts, mine included. Now … Continue reading “Interview – John Cleere”