Been Here Before – Kevin Daniel (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

When writing about the previous album, Things I Don’t See, I sort of suggested that Kevin Daniel's sound got to the heart of what Americana is, for this UK based music consumer, at least. Just like most genres, however, it is almost impossible to get two people to even agree on what the term means.... Continue Reading →

London indie rock-pop artist Distant Voices presents ‘Stranger Among Friends’

London-based indiepop artist Distant Voices presents 'Stranger Among Friends', a catchy track stemming from a European junket motivated by Brexit regret and the sense of social separation, which has taken on a whole new meaning under the conditions of the current pandemic. Distant Voices is the solo project of Valdis Stekelis, who wrote and began writing these tracks in 2019,... Continue Reading →

Cowpoke – Raf Sanchez (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Often the term "bedroom singer-songwriter" is used to imply unprofessionalism and lack of production, but on Cowpoke, Raf Sanchez proves that the term can stand for something else. It can stand for intimacy and honesty. Employing mainly voice and acoustic guitar, with occasionally just enough warm and hazy wash of effect and electronica to lift... Continue Reading →

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