Another great video here, filmed only on a iphone, to accompany this murder ballad-style song from Florida musician Edan Archer’s forthcoming album “Journey Proud”, out in August. Can’t wait.
This is from London by way of Seattle trio London Shack’s latest album “Desert Dreams”, out now. Hypnotic, spaced out desert-rock style country blues, it’s very good indeed. The video is fabulous too – shot backwards but it’ll take you a while to work it out. They have live dates in Europe staring in London on June 22nd.
This is an excellent desert-rock style track from veteran folk-punk warriors Mekons new album “Deserted”. The video is… strange, but brilliant.
We leave you this wet weekend dear reader with something fairly special. Earlier this week Brandi Carlile played a headlining show in her home state of Washington called ‘Echoes Through the Canyon’ which included performances by support acts Neko Case and Emmylou Harris who Carlile had picked herself. The latter performed a version of Sarah McLachlan’s classic from 1998 with Carlile itself which it’s fair to say is up there with the original. Have a good one.
Now here’s something from a band that are going to be big. A live version of the title track of the new album from Minneapolis outfit Kind Country, and a brilliant high energy performance it is too. Bluegrass, folk, Cosmic American music even, whatever you call it it’s great.
Australian Andrew Swift’s new single is a fine piece of country, with an upbeat tune coupled to lyrics about coping with self-doubt. It’s taken from his award-winning album ‘Call Out For The Cavalry’, out now. Nice video too.
From their latest album “Strange Chemistry”, their first for four years, out on July 12th, this is Florida’s Have Gun, Will Travel and a fine jangly piece of upbeat rock. Great video too.
A great live take, with more than ten musicians crammed in, of the new song from Ohio indie-folkers Oliver Hazard. Fun and rather lovely.
A brilliant animated video accompanies the great new single from Canadian outfit Wintersleep, from their album “In The Land Of”, out now. They’ll be over this side of the pond in September too.
We leave you this weekend dear reader – and a big weekend for us being based as we are in Liverpool (wish us luck!) – with this clip from Sturgill Simpson who made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in over four years earlier this week. Simpson played on his Kentucky roots by performing a bluegrass set with a sterling band that included Sierra Hull on mandolin and Stuart Duncan on fiddle. You can watch ‘Pretty Polly’ below (and click through for more songs including ‘The Promise’ and ‘Long White Line’.) Have a good one!