The new single from Jessa Roquet, also-known-as Gambler’s Daughter, is notable for her effortless, soaring voice. This is excellent song-writing: engaging melody and poetic lyrics. Gambler’s Daughter’s brand of alternative-folk blends styles and genres, creating something new. It’s taken from the forthcoming album, ‘Serotinous Skin’, to be released on 7th February. Check out this video premiere.
Jimmy Bowen’s new single, ‘Single Down in San Antone’, is accompanied by a lyric video. It’s a familiar tale of a doomed relationship and heartbreak. Bowen says the song: “…is a realistic song that tells how a woman is tired of the day in day out of her relationship.” Bowen has been putting out country music, playing in various bands, for decades and was recently inducted into the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame. In the future, Bowen is looking to create his own music show online. Details will be released on his website here.
We’re delighted to share the world video premiere of the new single from Harrow Fair. The good-humoured video for ‘Sins We Made’ is inspired by comic strips and ‘unboxing’ videos. Harrow Fair are comprised of Andrew Penner (also of Sunparlour Players) on vocals, guitar and drums and Miranda Mulholland (Great Lake Swimmers) on vocals and fiddle. They know how to play. Continue reading “Video Premiere: Harrow Fair “Sins We Made””
We are collectively big fans of Yola here at AUK as she swept the board for our readers poll in 2019 on the back of her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Walk Through Fire’ which is brimming with elegant country soul. Yola received four GRAMMY award nominations including Best New Artist as well as Best Americana Album, Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance for her song ‘Faraway Look’. You can hear it below along with some other cuts from her appearance in NPR’s wonderful Tiny Desk Concert series. Something to cheer you up on apparently the most miserable day of the year (although be warned, there’s a long way to go).
From her debut album ‘Dark Water‘ out on January 31st, this is a powerful song and video from British musician Katie Blount. With just her voice and an acoustic guitar she creates a song that’s part protest, part broader questions, and all superb.
We leave you this week dear reader with the first new music from Nashville’s Margo Price in over 2 years which she performed earlier this week on Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. “After what feels like an eternity, I’m releasing a new song into the wild today,” Price said. “It’s been hard to keep everything I’ve been working on for the last year to myself and I’m so excited to share it.” ‘Stone Me’ is written by Price with husband and bandmate Jeremy Ivey, and she’s in a fighting mood as she declares “I won’t be ashamed of what I am/for your judgment day, I don’t give a damn”. Have a good one.
The new single from Carl Street brings Johnny Cash to mind and could have been written any time in the last seventy years. There’s a real old-time, traditional, earthy quality to the song, which is accompanied by a charming video, directed by and starring Street’s brother, Zachary. Continue reading “Video Premiere: Carl Street “Bunking the Midnight Train””
This week’s retro video is the beautiful ‘If I Had a Boat’, the opening song on ‘Pontiac’, released by Lyle Lovett in 1987. The album reached number 12 in the Billboard Country Chart and was certified Gold while the single charted at 66.
This is the new single from the award-winning songwriter, Liz Simmons. ‘Poets’ is taken from the forthcoming album of the same name and features Nicola Zuraitis and Dunia Best. It’s a beautiful song to lose yourself in… Continue reading “Video: Liz Simmons “Poets””
‘Twisted Forms’ is the first single from Mock Deer’s forthcoming album, ‘The Art of Loneliness’, to be released on 14th February. Through the song and video, Mock Deer (also known as Ricky Damiani) addresses the impact of social media on our lives and examines the nature of human connections. Continue reading “Video Premiere: Mock Deer “Twisted Forms””