One of Australia’s premier Americana artists (if that isn’t a contradiction) have lined up their first UK appearances this June. Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes have pioneered the alt-country and Americana music movement in Australia. The 2010-issued debut album Ballad of a Young Married Man, mixed traditional country song-writing with indie production, and was well-received … Continue reading “Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes set to make their first UK appearances.”
John Darnielle’s the Mountain Goats release their latest album Goths on May 19th. NPR are streaming it from today and you can listen to it here. For their 16th full-length album, Darnielle takes a conceptual detour. As its title suggests, it’s about growing up goth — about establishing a place for yourself among other outcasts — … Continue reading “Listen to the Mountain Goats’ new album, Goths”
Brendon Massei, aka Viking Moses, has been writing, recording music since he was a teenager. He’s toured with Deer Tick, Scout Niblett and Nat Baldwin of the Dirty Projectors. Strongly lyrical, his songs are played out through tunes that flirt with pop, soul and Americana, all strung together with a unique pulsing guitar, and by … Continue reading “Track premiere: Viking Moses “Clown School””
Dust, the first track on this outstanding album, is up there with the best of them. It has, all over it, the care and confidence of an expertly produced record. Here is homage to the dust and rain and the riven days on the Canadian prairies. John’s gentle voice centres movingly on the remembered details … Continue reading “John Guliak “Fluke or Flounder” (Independent, 2016)”
Hot on the heels of the announcement that he’s a nominee for this year’s Americana Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year award modern day cosmic cowboy Aaron Lee Tasjan heads to the UK for a slot at the End Of The Road Festival after which he heads to Ireland for Electric Picnic. After that … Continue reading “Aaron Lee Tasjan tour including End Of The Road Festival appearance”
About to set out on the road to promote his new album This Is My Kingdom Now which was released last Friday, Justin Currie has announced a second major tour commencing in October.
David Starr is an Americana singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who has been making music since the age of 10. He has seven releases under his belt both as a solo artist, duo artist and member of the David Starr Band. Influenced by Southern California singer songwriters such as Jackson Browne, Delta bluesmen and Levon Helm … Continue reading “David Starr announces UK tour dates”
Aimee Mann’s ‘Mental Illness’ which was released at the end of March went straight to number one in the UK americana charts – we were rather keen on it too, calling her work “rarely less than exceptional, and this effort is no different” – and in celebration of our review (probably), she’s announced some European … Continue reading “Aimee Mann announces UK/Ireland dates”
The Nickajack Men were formed towards the end of 2014 after Lewis and Jamie met Michael at a friends house party. There was a guitar and one thing led to another, Lewis got in touch with Matthew and suggested joining the 3 of us and just like that The Nickajack Men were formed.
“I’m thinking Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith and Iris DeMent…. spellbinding” So says Bob Harris about Austin-based folk-Americana singer-songwriter Carrie Elkin who has announced a May-June UK tour, accompanied by husband Danny Schmidt. The tour is in support of new solo album “The Penny Collector”. Written in a year that was bookended by the birth of Elkin’s first … Continue reading “Carrie Elkin announces UK tour dates”