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.
Now here’s something important. It’s the powerful new single from the Gary Douglas Band, just out, and it deals with the dreadful consequences of the DuPont Corporation dumping cancer-inducing chemicals in the Ohio river. As well as being a musician, Douglas is a legal eagle and was the trial attorney who helped bring Dupont to justice in the courts. Good on him we say.
From their new album, ‘Live At Zion‘, recorded to celebrate the centenary of the Zion National Park in Utah and released yesterday, this is the amazing bleached desert sound of the great 3hattrio.
This is the new single from AUK favourite Leeroy Stagger, taken from his latest, excellent, album “Strange Path“, out now. It’s a powerful song about, as you’ve probably already worked out, mothers and matriarchy and has a great video to go with it too. He’s also in the UK for three dates this month: Wednesday 27th @ Broadcast, Glasgow, Thursday 28th @ The Castle Hotel, Manchester and Friday 29th @ The Slaughtered Lamb in London.
From New Zealand comes this new single from country singer Tami Neilson. It’s a fun song and video with a serious message taken from her album ‘Chickaboom‘, out on February 14th next year.
From their fourth album ‘Malin Head‘, available now, this is the new single from Scots outfit Ardentjohn. It’s out on November 22nd and has a great tune, beautiful guitars and is rich in the sort of melancholy that is heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting. We like it.
Irish veteran Tony McLoughlin has something of the late Jimmy LaFavre about his delivery and style, particularly where his grizzled, hardscrabble vocals are concerned. However, despite his songs also being the sort that haven’t brushed the dirt of their boots (a good thing) they all tend to the slightly chugging; solid but not particularly remarkable. Populated with outlaws, lost highways, wide-open spaces and the like they sit snugly in the Americana furrow but have little to truly engage the listener about them and when the opening pair extend to more than ten minutes in total it becomes rather too much of a good thing. Continue reading “Tony McLoughlin “True Native” (Fuego, 2019)”
This is the new single from KaiL Baxley, out now, a new name at AUK Towers but one we’ll hopefully hear a lot more from. It’s a powerful and atmospheric meditation on regret and moving on, and well worth your time.