Track Premiere: Darling West “Good Luck Charmer “

Good Luck Charmer‘ is the new original tune from Darling West, the duo, of Mari Sandvær Kreken and Tor Egil.  It’s a song that came together around the time of their most recent album ‘We´ll Never Know Unless We Try‘ but was held over – until now (well, until October 2nd when it’ll be available as a single). Continue reading “Track Premiere: Darling West “Good Luck Charmer “”

Laurel Canyon Night at AmericanaFest 2020, Paper Dress Vintage, London, 29th January 2020

Remember those January nights drifting from one venue to another crammed venue? Glorious Hackney alive with music and good feelings.  Seems like another world now, but it was really only a few short months ago.  Of course we gave a lot of attention to the most public part of the Americana Music Association UK’s conference, but there was just so much going on that we couldn’t cover it all.  Now, though, with those same venues – like all the others across the land – closed up for the duration it’s nice to take the time to look back again. And to remember that hopefully this will soon all be possible again. Music – live as it is meant to be. Continue reading “Laurel Canyon Night at AmericanaFest 2020, Paper Dress Vintage, London, 29th January 2020”

Darling West “We’ll Never Know Unless We Try” (Jansen Records, 2020)

Darling West are Norwegian duo Mari and Tor Egil Kreken, partners in life and music. A little research reveals quite a buzz about this pair who have spent considerable time Stateside with great success. This is their fourth album and a look through the back pages of AUK reveals an almost universal appreciation of their career thus far. Continue reading “Darling West “We’ll Never Know Unless We Try” (Jansen Records, 2020)”

Track Premiere: Darling West “Make It Last”

Some people may have raised an eyebrow when they heard that Norwegian duo Darling West had been called “Cosmic Folk” by Lucinda Williams. Well, doubters, take a listen to today’s premiere and you’ll soon see that she had a point. Continue reading “Track Premiere: Darling West “Make It Last””