Gabriel – Jack Nolan (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If there is an over-arching element to Jack Nolan's music, it is that he delivers his sonic creations with a deftness, a lightness of touch and an inherent elegance. Not bad qualities to have. Most artists would be happy to be able to neatly balance and blend elements of folk, country, rock and blues so... Continue Reading →

Barren King – Manntra (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ahead of a full-album next month, tantalisingly titled Monster Mind Consuming, Barren King offers a wonderful taste of the musical and mystical world that Manntra calls home. Blending sea-shanty sonics with searing metal licks, industrial grind with folk grandeur, traditional sounds with otherworldly, gothic vibes, Barren King is a fantastic flight of fancy. It is... Continue Reading →

Nova – Beemo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If Beemo isn’t the perfect bridge between the established traditions of Celtic folk and country rock, and the sound of contemporary indie music, then it will certainly do until a better bridge comes along. Nova, a succulent sonic taster from the album Bustin’ Out, is a buoyant and boisterous sing-along, upbeat and euphoric in the... Continue Reading →

Our Hour – Hanterhir (reviewed by T. Bebedor)

It’s difficult to classify a band such as Cornwall’s Hanterhir, among the fifteen – yes, fifteen– songs tracks on ‘Our Hour’ the band dip into different genres like a guest at a finger buffet, filling their plate with rock, punk, folk and poppy radio-friendly music but the music feels connected by the acoustic guitar that... Continue Reading →

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