My Darling Clementine announce UK dates for the autumn

That’s the meteorological autumn to you.  My Darling Clementine, the now well established side project of husband and wife Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish,  have announced a run of September and October UK dates, including a show a London’s St Pancras Old Church on October 31st.   Continue reading “My Darling Clementine announce UK dates for the autumn”

Richard Thompson Has A New Album On The Way

Renowned guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson has announced a new album that will be out on September 14th.  The 13-song set that makes up ‘13 Rivers‘ is the Grammy nominated artist’s first self-produced album in over a decade and was recorded 100% analogue in just ten days.  It was engineered by Clay Blair (The War On Drugs) and features Thompson’s regular accompanists Michael Jerome (drums, percussion), Taras Prodaniuk (bass), and Bobby Eichorn (guitar). Continue reading “Richard Thompson Has A New Album On The Way”

Bert Jansch restrospective for October release

Bert Jansch, the dazzling folk guitarist who picked up Davey Graham’s torch and ran with it.  The Pentangler, the creator of themed instrumental albums, one half of ‘Bert and John‘, the surprising seventies electric guitar singer-songwriter with a Monkee for a producer.  So many sides to this talented player, and that is what the upcoming release ‘Just a Simple Soul‘ is aiming to capture.  It’ll be available as a 2LP or 2CD set, and will be the first such collection to run chronologically from his eponymous solo album in 1965 all the way to his final release ‘The Black Swan‘. Continue reading “Bert Jansch restrospective for October release”

Don’t be afraid of Chris Stills – he’s hard to please

Chris Stills will release a new album, his first in over 10 years, ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ in the UK on September 7, 2018 via Rive Gauche Music. The album is the follow-up to 2006’s self-titled release and Chris has also confirmed a string of UK headline shows – including London’s Borderline on November 25, 2018 – alongside a new track, ‘Hard To Please’, which will be one of two previously unreleased songs featured on a forthcoming digital deluxe release of ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ (also out September 7, 2018) – you can have an ear-gander below. Continue reading “Don’t be afraid of Chris Stills – he’s hard to please”

Lord Huron release their Spotify singles session, UK dates announced

We leave you this week dear viewers with something to whet your whistle for the weekend. There are a lot of not very nice lords – Lord Voldemort, the House of Lords, the Lord himself when he smites people – but Lord Huron are a beacon of hope among the malaise of lords, and they have released their Spotify Singles debut this week, which includes a performance of their hit single ‘When The Night Is Over’ as well as a cover of Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’ – you can hear both of them below. Continue reading “Lord Huron release their Spotify singles session, UK dates announced”

Great Lake Swimmers have new album and tour dates

Photo: Chris Smith, Benjamin Rauber

That’s right – it’s been a long time since ‘A Forest of Arms‘ , fully 3 years, but at last Tony Dekker’s band return with a new full-length release ‘The Waves, The Wake‘ which is out on the 17th of August.  This, the seventh full length release by Great Lake Swimmers, also comes in the fifteenth year of the band’s existence.  Over all these years and all those albums the heart of the band’s sound has remained a cool, almost existential, take on folk-rock, occasionally on more recent releases seeing the rock part of the equation weighted just slightly heavier. Continue reading “Great Lake Swimmers have new album and tour dates”

William Elliott Whitmore releases Bloodshot debut – September

William Elliott Whitmore will release his Bloodshot Records debut release ‘Kilonova’ on September 7th. The 10-song covers record is his first long-form release since 2015’s ‘Radium Death’ and to commemorate the announcement, Whitmore has released the album’s first single, his take on Magnetic Fields’ ‘Fear of Trains’ which you can aurally muse below. Continue reading “William Elliott Whitmore releases Bloodshot debut – September”

Loudon Wainwright III announces new 2 disc rarities retrospective

The literal legend Loudon Wainwright III will release ‘Years in the Making’, a two-disc compendium of 45 years of Loudon’s offbeaten, rare and unissued tracks on September 14th via StorySound Records. Described a true “audio-biography” it includes orphaned album cuts, live recordings, radio appearances, home demos, and more, that come together to offer a new perspective on Loudon’s public and private selves. Continue reading “Loudon Wainwright III announces new 2 disc rarities retrospective”

I See Hawks In LA have huge summer tour of the UK

Earlier this year I See Hawks In LA brought out a new album,  ‘Live and Never Learn‘,  a full and long five years after their previous masterpiece ‘Mystery Drug‘.  The new album drew on recent hard times experienced by band members – deaths of close family members being the worst – through its evolution and delivered another set of superb songs.  We said right here that ‘Mystery Drug‘  has “a wide brush of scenery and humanity and fine details of emotion and small but significant scenes. It’s organic, and it’s real. It’s some album (10/10)”. Continue reading “I See Hawks In LA have huge summer tour of the UK”

Alejandro Escovedo announces new album, releases new track – Listen

News in this morning from RS Country on new music from a legend: “As far as rock & roll goes, Alejandro Escovedo’s new song “Sonica USA” is a true melting pot – which is apt, given that the performer’s career has been about as varied they get. The first song to be released from the Escovedo’s next LP, The Crossing, “Sonica USA” also includes an appearance by one of his musical heroes, Wayne Kramer. Continue reading “Alejandro Escovedo announces new album, releases new track – Listen”