Now this is good. Sister John are a Glasgow band and their new single, out now, has something of the Velvet Underground, some twangy guitar and an Americana feel. Can’t go wrong with that or indeed their second, eponymous, album, out now on Last Night From Glasgow records.
This is the new single from Haint Blue’s new album Overgrown, which we were pretty keen on at AUK Towers. A slow building epic, it packs a serious punch and the seven piece band more than do it justice.
This is the debut single from Colorado duo Foxfeather. With more than a hint of Southern soul and great vocals it’s a delight. Hopefully a visit to this side of the Atlantic beckons soon.
Back to 1994 for the retro slot this week, with Dave Edmunds and Geraint Watkins knocking out a storming version of the Chuck Berry classic. Have a good weekend everyone.
From their new compilation album, Mayonnaise, out on May 1st, here’s their new song Bluesboy with a great video largely consisting of fan-shot mobile phone footage.
This is the tile track of the new album from English folk duo Megson. The album is out on February 8th and is excellent. Nice video too.
From their debut album The Sea Is My Brother, out on February 22nd, this is a great live take of a beautiful song from Devon duo Harbottle & Jonas.
This video has been around for a while and slipped our less than eagle-eyed gaze here at AUK Towers, but as Angus McOg’s new album Beginners was released on Friday 25 January and we like it very much it seems like a good time to post it. And it is very lovely too.
This week’s retro slot features the great Clive Gregson, aided and abetted by Christine Collister and Richard Thompson, and an, ahem, fiery, live version of Open Fire recorded for the Old Grey Whistle test in the late 80s. Have a great weekend everyone.
Now here’s a song. The new single from Amanda Rheaume is a powerful and life-affirming song about triumphing over life’s daily battles. Great video too, you really should watch it.