Track premiere: Starry Skies “Be Kind” – Listen

We ran a track from the new album from Starry Skies last month and so delighted were we with it that we’re first on board with the release of their new single ‘Be Kind’ which is out today. Echoing Frank Turner’s recent sentiments, the band are headed up by Warren McIntyre who has quite a history … Continue reading “Track premiere: Starry Skies “Be Kind” – Listen”

Ben Glover shorebound to UK today for dates

Born and raised in Glenarm, Northern Ireland, the now Nashville based Ben Glover arrives in the UK today for a string of dates which kicks off tonight in regal style at London’s King’s Place, the first of two dates as Mary Gauthier’s special guest. Glover has been hailed around the world as one of Northern … Continue reading “Ben Glover shorebound to UK today for dates”

Ginger Wildheart to roam the UK over summer

‘Ghost In The Tanglewood’ is the new album by our favourite Ginge at the moment, Wildheart, which we absolutely love here in AUK Towers. It’s a seamless mix of country, folk, roots and rock. As he put it, “While leaning towards country music, my fairly unavoidable accent means that the songs come off less Willie … Continue reading “Ginger Wildheart to roam the UK over summer”

Video premiere: Ginger Wildheart “Paying It Forward”

Omg this is catchy. Ginger Wildheart (no relation to Baker) releases his new album ‘Ghost In the Tanglewood’ on 2nd March on the Graphite label and he’s shared with us this morning the video from the next single to be taken from it. He told AUK: “Back in early 2017, when recording ‘Ghost In The Tanglewood’, … Continue reading “Video premiere: Ginger Wildheart “Paying It Forward””

Will Varley, Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 9th February 2018

It’s taken Will Varley nearly 15 years to cross Shepherds Bush Green, from where he used to play at Ginglik (a venue in a converted Edwardian public toilet at the other end of the roundabout) to the Shepherds Bush Empire, a venue he would pass walking home after playing there. Tonight Varley took to the … Continue reading “Will Varley, Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 9th February 2018”

AMA-UK announces schedule for conference

The AMA-UK have announced full details of the schedule for their annual conference which takes place at the end of this month in Hackney and which you can still buy tickets for here.  It looks like a fantastic programme with highlights that include Billy Bragg giving the keynote speech on Wednesday morning, a session on … Continue reading “AMA-UK announces schedule for conference”

Neil Young heads up new UK americana chart

Neil Young’s new collaboration with Texas country rockers Promise of the Real has the highest new entry in the new official UK americana chart, knocking Frank Turner off his perch and down into the doldrums of number 7.  Chris Staplegun also enters the chart in style at Number 2 with “From a Room-Vol 2.” No other … Continue reading “Neil Young heads up new UK americana chart”

Alex Hedley “Let it Roll On” – Listen

Dorset based Alex Hedley has released his new single ‘Let It Roll On’ taken from his ‘This Life’ EP which comes out later next month. If Nick Drake-esqe acoustic folk is your thing, you’ll probably enjoy this. Not only has he got a rather amazing voice, but he fronted a band called Saturday Sun whose debut got some … Continue reading “Alex Hedley “Let it Roll On” – Listen”

Harry Pane “Here We Stay” – Listen

Harry Pane’s new song Here We Stay is a story of lovers, set amongst a tragedy, with some rather nice lyrics and Harry’s signature intricate fingerpicking on the guitar creating a touching soulful sounding folk track.  It comes after the release of his latest EP “The Wild Winds” earlier this year which saw him crowned as … Continue reading “Harry Pane “Here We Stay” – Listen”