From her debut album ‘Dark Water‘ out on January 31st, this is a powerful song and video from British musician Katie Blount. With just her voice and an acoustic guitar she creates a song that’s part protest, part broader questions, and all superb.
And so to the last video of 2019. If it has to be a Christmas song (and it does) then this hits the spot. Here at AUK Towers we hope that everyone has a pretty good Christmas and returns to the site in 2020 ready for loads of excellent music and videos.
Winners of the UK AMA Emerging Artist award 2020, this is London duo Ferris & Sylvester’s new single, which is a wonderful bluesy rock’n’roll howl of a song. Excellent video too.
From a band we like quite a lot here at AUK Towers, here’s a Christmas song with no mistletoe, wine or tinsel taken from their ‘Three Kings‘ EP. Instead it’s a quiet and gentle romantic ballad that perhaps won’t be quite what you’re expecting. We like it.
Now this is good. From his forthcoming album ‘Reliever‘, out on February 7th, this is Canadian singer-songwriter and Juno award winner William Prince with a quiet, smoky song about love in the darkness.
Here’s something to start the week off right. From their most recent album ‘New Freedom Blues‘ this is a spirited performance by bluegrassers Town Mountain of ‘Down Low‘ with its co-writer, Tyler Childers.
From their Excellent ‘Country Darkness‘ EP, out now, this is My Darling Clementine’s take on the Elvis Costello & George Jones classic, and very good it is too. They’re also out and about at Hebden Bridge Trades Club on the 17th, St Lawrence’s Church Biddulph on the 18th and Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe on the 22nd and are well worth catching.
Although now London-based Margo Raats grew up on a ranch in Belgium (who knew there were such things?) and later in California. She was also a finalist in Belgium’s pre-Eurovision qualifying competition, Junior Eurosong, in 2009 but has fortunately come a long way since then and her debut four-track EP is closer to the West Coast than the Flemish one, taking as it does from alt.country, indie-folk and a soupcon of the late Sixties. Continue reading “Margo Raats “On The Run” (Fuego, 2019)”
This is from a band most definitely on the rise, Brighton outfit Noble Jacks. Taken from their album ‘Stay Awake‘, it’s a song about being brave enough to talk to your heroes when you meet them (we’ve all been there). Nice video too, simple but effective.
Produced by Bernard Butler and with a guest vocal from Elizabeth Fraser (no, really!), this is the spellbinding new single from folkmeister Sam Lee, out now, and taken from his forthcoming album ‘Old Wow‘, out on January 20th with a tour to follow (see dates below the video).