This is a beautiful video for a beautiful, delicate and, rarely in these troubled times, hopeful song from David Berkeley. It’s from his new EP, The Faded Red And Blue, out on November 2nd. If the remaining songs are as wonderful as this it will be the release of the year.
This gorgeous song rather slipped through the AUK net but better late than never. From his EP Blood Moon, out now and made with folk quartet The Froe, this is Southend’s Matt Boulter with another effortlessly classy and beautiful song.
Always good to feature a great new UK band and Jaywalkers are definitely that. This is from their new album Time To Save the World, out on November 5th, and has a lovely video too. They’re also on tour in November. Go see.
A great track from Leeds-based Benjamin William Pike that has something of John Prine about it, which of course is a very good thing. It’ll appear on his upcoming third album which will hopefully be out soon.
A classic for this week’s retro slot, with Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons, Sneaky Pete Kleinow at al from 1969 (or possibly 1970). Whatever, it’s a fabulous tune to start the weekend. Have a good one everyone.
From her new album Lightshadow, out on October 26th, this is the new single from Norwegian singer-songwriter Anne Marie Almedal and it’s rather lovely. Great video too.
This is from the great John Prine’s Tree Of Forgiveness album, released in April this year. It’s a fine song but it’s the video that makes it, with it’s powerful and desperately sad story. You can read more about it here in Rolling Stone.
An excellent live cut from Chris Cleverly’s acclaimed debut album Apparitions, with Kathy Pilkinton ((Said the Maiden) and Kim Lowings adding vocals.
From their latest album Still Testifying, this is a beautiful classic country lament from My Darling Clementine. They’re on tour now in the UK and are a must see. Dates below the video.
Thursday 10th October – Hawth Theatre, Crawley
Saturday 13th October – The Music Room at The Phil, Liverpool
Wednesday 17th October – The Rep Theatre, Birmingham
Thursday 18th October – Night People, Manchester
Friday 19th October – Musicport Festival, Whitby (The Other Half with Mark Billingham)
Saturday 20th October – The Ent Shed, Bedford
Wednesday 31st October – St Pancras Old Church, London
This week the retro slot is filled by a lovely song from Mike Nesmith from his 1970 album Magnetic South. If you haven’t heard it you really should, as well as the others he recorded with The First National Band. Have a great weekend everyone.