The Waterboys announce UK dates for autumn 2017

Mike Scott’s Scottish folk legends (and we don’t use that word lightly) The Waterboys have signed to BMG Records and will release a brand-new studio album later in the year. Further details will be announced soon, but in the meantime the band have announced a series of dates for October across the UK (plus one … Continue reading “The Waterboys announce UK dates for autumn 2017”

New double Waterboys album lands in September

The Waterboys will release their new studio double album “Out Of All This Blue” on September 8th, their first for BMG Records who they recently signed with. Produced by Mike Scott and recorded in Dublin and Tokyo the album will be available on (wait for this…) Double CD and Double Vinyl, plus Deluxe Triple CD … Continue reading “New double Waterboys album lands in September”

Trampled By Turtles + Ferris & Sylvester, London Electric Ballroom, Friday 16th November

Minnesota-based six piece Trampled By Turtles may be best known in the US, but their quirky take on bluegrass is spreading further afield, and spreading fast. At least, they’ve filled the not inconsiderable space of the Electric Ballroom for this show as part of the London Roots Festival with apparent ease. Appearing on stage at … Continue reading “Trampled By Turtles + Ferris & Sylvester, London Electric Ballroom, Friday 16th November”

Interview: Jarrod Dickenson

The honey-voiced Jarrod Dickenson has toured extensively across the USA, Europe, the UK and Ireland. If you have been lucky enough to catch one of his performances, alongside his wife, Claire, then you will have been drawn in by the measured beauty and timeless quality of his songs. The precise storytelling and intimate interaction engage the listener … Continue reading “Interview: Jarrod Dickenson”

Noah and the Whale’s Matt Owens to release solo album – November

Matt Owens, founder member of the lovely Noah and the Whale, will be releasing his first solo album late November. Currently being recorded at Airtight Studios in Manchester, the album is being produced by Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore, Joan Baez, The Waterboys) and is the first time since Noah and the Whale and Matt’s band … Continue reading “Noah and the Whale’s Matt Owens to release solo album – November”

The Lost Brothers announce special Dublin show with Howe Gelb

It has just been announced that on Friday June 8th the Lost Brothers, Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, will have very special guests at their homecoming gig at Dublin’s historic Liberty Hall Theatre on Eden Quay. For one night only the Irish duo will be joined onstage by the Tuscon Arizona band with whom they recorded their recent critically acclaimed … Continue reading “The Lost Brothers announce special Dublin show with Howe Gelb”

Lucky Bones “Matchstick Men” (Lucky Bones Promotions, 2018)

It is puzzling why one band can ‘make it’ while others continually fly below the radar. And so it is with Lucky Bones. They are the kind of band that take to a festival stage late afternoon and draw ‘who are these?’ looks from the crowd which soon become murmurs of ‘How come I haven’t … Continue reading “Lucky Bones “Matchstick Men” (Lucky Bones Promotions, 2018)”

The Deportees – “A Single Truth” – Listen

The Deportees are an Aberdeen based band who look to the likes of Teenage Fanclub, The Waterboys, and Wilco as their musical inspirations.  Over three years in the making, their debut album The Birth of Industry is out on November 3rd (launch party, by the by, is at Dunbar Street Hall the next day)  and the first single … Continue reading “The Deportees – “A Single Truth” – Listen”

Dirty Dozen: Ian Roland & Simon Yapp

Ian Roland & Simon Yapp are a roots and Americana duo of 12 string guitar and fiddle, from Brighton, UK, with: “…more hooks than a long line fishing vessel.” Can you tell us about yourself? Where you’re from and what you’ve been up to over the past few years? My name is Ian Roland and I’m from Brighton, … Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Ian Roland & Simon Yapp”

No Line North “Dreams of Trees, Part 1” (Twin Lakes, 2017)

This is, effectively, an EP – just five tracks – but Part 2 is scheduled for release later this year and will “maintain its folk leanings and delve more heavily into garage rock”. Meanwhile Dreams of Trees Part 1 will be available digitally and on limited edition cd from the end of April (April 28). … Continue reading “No Line North “Dreams of Trees, Part 1” (Twin Lakes, 2017)”