‘The Twang Factor’ presents: DeLila Black

Our guest on ‘The Twang Factor’ this week is rooted in americana but is not afraid to experiment with it. Her music blends in other genres, styles and beats to produce a unique ‘alt-americana’ sound exploring what she describes as a mix of “electro-mountain, country-noire, punk-country, Afro-billy, roots-rodeo and good ol’ traditional”.  She also does an “americana genre mashup DJ set”, which is something that we at AUK would rather like to experience. Continue reading “‘The Twang Factor’ presents: DeLila Black”

‘The Twang Factor’ presents: Hope in High Water

Welcome once again to ‘The Twang Factor’. Our guests this week are Milton Keynes based duo Hope in High Water who play what they describe as “a distinctly British take on acoustic americana” – and that’s not just a reference to the weather on view in the background of their video!  Continue reading “‘The Twang Factor’ presents: Hope in High Water”

‘The Twang Factor’ presents: West on Colfax

There has been much discussion in recent times about the demise of the traditional band as a vehicle for making music and particularly performing live music. Those putting forward such arguments point to the costs involved in performing as a band, set against ever-decreasing returns. At ‘The Twang Factor’ we have seen this borne out by the very small number of band entries that have come in. It was therefore particularly pleasing to hear from West on Colfax, not just because they are a band, but because they are a damn fine one too. Hailing from various parts of Lancashire, the band are actually a five-piece, although perform here as a four-piece as in keeping with the times, one of their number was self-isolating at the time of recording. Continue reading “‘The Twang Factor’ presents: West on Colfax”