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The Furrow Collective - Fathoms (Hudson Records)

Winners of Best Group category at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2017, The Furrow Collective have been coming up on folk's outside track since their formation in 20013. This English/Scottish band consists of Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts who all have hectic musical...

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4

The Pine Hearts - Carousel (Self Release)

From CAROUSEL's opening track Living With Depression , which marries an Velvet Underground indie staccato rythmn, sweet Bluegrass harmonies and some striking real world lyrics, The Pine Hearts catch your attention. From the bowed bass notes at the start through the brooding 'waiting for my man'...

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3

Jim Moray

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 2 November 2018 There was a distinct sense of the old and the new at the Roots Music Club in Doncaster tonight, not that Jim Moray is entirely new, having been around on the British folk scene for almost twenty years now. The appearance of two local folk stalwarts...

Gecko Turner - Soniquete: The Sensational Sound of Gecko Turner (Lovemonk)

The best of the highly infectious sound of Spanish-born singer songwriter and musician Gecko Turner, featuring fourteen tracks, each lifted from previous releases with exception of Cortando Bajito , a brand new track. The combination of jazz, blues, samba, reggae, hip-hop and electronica, is...

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3

Amsher - Patience Vaisey 1892 (Self Release)

Release Date: 1 November 2018 - We try to review each new release submitted, time permitting. Apologies for any we don't manage to get around to. If this item is considered, it will appear in our reviews section shortly.

Ewan Macintyre - Road Junkies (Broken Car Records)

Release Date: 1 November 2018 - We try to review each new release submitted, time permitting. Apologies for any we don't manage to get around to. If this item is considered, it will appear in our reviews section shortly.

Paris to Austin - Martha Fields

Martha Fields - Dancing Shadows (Self Release)

Martha Fields has bona fide Southern swagger, that is clear from the start of this fine album and demonstrated consistently throughout. Sukey a song for Martha's Cherokee ancestor who lived and raised seven children in a West Virginia Cave, crackles with attitude. Drums are taut and the electric...

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4

Eddi Reader - Cavalier (Reveal Records)

Vocalist with 80s band Fairground Attraction, Solo performer and musician for nearly thirty years Eddi Reader is an unstoppable force, a sparkling, shimmering whirlwind of musical energy. She has a huge presence that fills a space, turning venues of all sizes into her parlour as she chats with the...

Star rating: 
5

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