Bon Iver announce new record, due next month – Listen

Bon Iver have announced details of their fourth album which will be called “i,i” (it sounds Scouse to us) and is coming out on August 30th via  Jagjaguwar.  The band posted on their site: “Recording over a long time at April Base in Wisconsin but finishing at Sonic Ranch in Texas allowed us to feel confident, comfortable, and completely free of distraction. Continue reading “Bon Iver announce new record, due next month – Listen”

Jason Isbell and Sheryl Crow cover Dylan’s “Everything Is Broken” – Listen

Sheryl Crow has covered Bob Dylan songs in the past such as ‘Mississippi’ and ‘Tombstone Blues’, and she keeps up that tradition on her forthcoming ‘Threads’ album, due next month, where she covers Dylan’s ‘Everything Is Broken’ but recasts the song as a duet with Jason Isbell. As RS describes it, “their rendition opens with some fierce guitar runs from Isbell, before Crow sings about “broken lines,” “broken strings” and, in a nod to her album title, “broken threads.” Isbell steps in on the second verse, lamenting “streets filled with broken hearts.” It’s a true duet, with the vocalists eventually swapping lines and harmonizing together.” Have a listen below.

Leeroy Stagger announces new album “Strange Path”

To say that Canadian musician Leeroy Stagger’s life journey has followed a strange path would be a bit of an understatement. 17 years as a singer-songwriter and 10 years sober, with two kids, a home in Lethbridge, Alberta and a nice recording studio to go with it, he’s far removed from the hard-living twenty-something who started on this musical path. Continue reading “Leeroy Stagger announces new album “Strange Path””

Frank Turner heads to No Man’s Land next month

Frank Turner has released the latest track lifted from his forthcoming eighth album, ‘No Man’s Land’ due out August 16th on Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records, produced by Catherine Marks and featuring an all-female cast of musicians. To be honest, we’ve avoided Frank in the past due to that interview but ‘The Death of Dora Hand’ is a belting tune – you can hear it below, along with another track from the new record. Continue reading “Frank Turner heads to No Man’s Land next month”

Tyler Ramsey announces UK dates for autumn

Tyler Ramsey, the former Band of Horses co-writer and lead guitarist, has today announced his return to the UK, this time with full band, following his sold-out solo show at St Pancras Old Church in May of this year which we reviewed in rather glowing terms. As well as a headline show at London’s Bush Hall on 30th October, Tyler and his band will also play Glasgow and Manchester, before heading into Europe for a 13- date run. Continue reading “Tyler Ramsey announces UK dates for autumn”

Jesse Malin shares new video from forthcoming album – Watch

Jesse Malin has shared the video for ‘Room 13’, the lead track from his Lucinda Williams-produced new album ‘Sunset Kids’, which is due out August 30th via Wicked Cool Records/Velvet Elk. Continue reading “Jesse Malin shares new video from forthcoming album – Watch”

Martin Simpson has a new album and a big tour

The new Martin Simpson album ‘Rooted‘ emerges on Topic Records on August 30th (the deluxe 2CD version of the album will include a companion disc ‘Seeded‘).  And if that title conjures up images of zipping up boots and such, well the singer-songwriter does have a theme in mind for this album, as he explains “The music and songs embrace nature and travel, mental health, real life stories, loss, politics and history… and the threads that bind all this together can be followed back a long way, to 1965 when I got my first guitar and started to soak up material and ideas at a very rapid rate.Continue reading “Martin Simpson has a new album and a big tour”

Frankie Lee announces UK dates for September

Following the release of his new album ‘Stillwater’ which we described as “a cohesive whole that exudes a unique and vivid artistic touch”, Frankie Lee has announced that he will be returning to the UK in September for a string of dates, including a slot at The Long Road festival. The tour is Lee’s first headline tour in four years and follows his recent run of shows with Strand of Oaks. Supporting Frankie Lee for his shows in London and Winchester will be Loose label-mates Native Harrow. Continue reading “Frankie Lee announces UK dates for September”

Sturgill Simpson to appear at US Comic-Con panel

Rolling Stone is reporting this morning that Sturgill Simpson is set to appear on a panel at the 2019 Comic-Con in San Diego, discussing his involvement in the new Japanese anime film ‘Sound & Fury’ which mixes US music with the Japanese animation style. Continue reading “Sturgill Simpson to appear at US Comic-Con panel”

Karine Polwart unveils her Scottish Songbook and UK dates

Karine Polwart is well known for her contributions to folk music – she has after all won six BBC Folk Awards and was 2018’s singer of the year.  Her newest project has an interesting slant on popular song, and particularly the popular song of Scotland.  With her band, Karine Polwart has re-imagined and reshaped a host of songs originally by artists such as the not surprising John Martyn to the rather less obvious choices of Chvrches and Biffy Clyro. Continue reading “Karine Polwart unveils her Scottish Songbook and UK dates”