A great video here from Ryan Hamilton, looking back at his life, and a great song too about triumphing over adversity. It’s from his album ‘This Is The Sound’, out now.
This is rising London band Sasha & The Shades’ new single, out now, a tale of gender battles that’s both entertaining and has some serious points to make.
This excellent song is from the new album ‘Four’ by Italian outfit Sunday Morning, which is out now. They’ve got a big sound, anthemic even though it’s still acoustic-driven. We like it and them. Great video too.
Now here’s a cool video to accompany the new single from ex-busker Frazer Lepford which is out now. It’s a sad and angry story of betrayal but ultimately moving on.
This is the new single from Atlanta man Jacob Deaton aka Wisetale, which will be out next month. A big emotional chorus, muscular and furious fretwork and great words. We like it a lot. Read Jacob’s take on it under video.
This has been out for a while but there’s always room for more Chip Taylor here at AUK Towers. This is a great version of the title track of his latest excellent album, with a fine video too – shows what you can do on a low budget with some imagination.
Now here’s something rather good from two musicians new to us at Americana UK. This Swedish duo have a way with a quietly powerful song, in this case based on stories from a seven-year old called Jimmy they met in 2016. Listen and be impressed. Lovely video too. More soon hopefully.
A simple but beautiful animated video accompanies the new single by alt-folk man Alex Bayly. It’s a lovely ethereal, pastoral song taken from his debut album ‘Ley Lines‘, with wistful high vocals from Bayly and delicate guitar work from Andy Shauf.
Here’s some proper rootsy rock’roll to start the week. With shades of Tom Petty and southern rock the Arkansas outfit absolutely nail it. They’ve apparently got five (!) albums in the can waiting to go and hopefully they’ll appear sooner rather than later as we definitely need more of this sort of thing.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a retro post on a Friday and there couldn’t be a better way to restart than with the great Gene Clark recorded live in 1988. Have a great weekend everyone.