The Great River Folk Festival announces first finalist in annual songwriting contest

1976 was a pretty dynamic year in music. The Band played their last ever show, which was immortalised on film by Martin Scorsese, ABBA adapted their logo to include a reverse B and The Ramones released their debut album. And somewhere along the banks of the Mississippi, a small folk festival took its first steps.... Continue Reading →


The Indoor Mortal Orchestra releases charity crowdsourced ‘You Give a Little Love’ single

Britain's The Indoor Mortal Orchestra are the latest in a series of socially conscious artists using their talent to help organisations doing great things in this difficult tim. They've just releesed an impressive cover of Bugsy Malone's classic 'You Give a Little Love'. Following weeks of preparation, the 17-strong virtually-assembled collective of music professionals began the... Continue Reading →

Tough times ahead for all of us

Things are getting tough for everyone and they are probably going to get a lot harder as the full affect of Covid-19 is realised. With artists cancelling tours and events being shelved due to limits on the size of gatherings, a lot of people in and around the music industry are going to take a... Continue Reading →

Mentioned in Despatches –  8th July 2018

I am now getting so many submissions, links and physicals, press releases and album launch notifications that covering more than just a fraction has become an impossible task. I feel guilty watching so many great records go unmentioned so I thought that a short (hopefully) weekly round up of some of the music that I... Continue Reading →

Tancred releases Something Else ahead of new album

Tancred (aka Jess Abbott), will release her latest album Nightstand on June 1st via Polyvinyl Record Co. But fans eager for another glimpse into the record before then can listen to the new single “Something Else”, out today on all DSPs. “Something Else” follows the “urgent and shimmering” (Stereogum) lead single “Reviews”, and most recently,... Continue Reading →

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