A longer than normal playlist this week as I really wanted to push as many of the artist featured on the musically glorious and massively important MeTooMpls album. Give it a spin and check out these brilliant artists as well as everyone else I have been working with and writing about this week.
Even up until about a year ago I was bemoaning the fact that, despite the way the world was turning, music still seemed to lack any political bite or social messaging, had forgotten what a great platform it had in favour of serving itself, was about the “me” rather that the “us.” Where was the... Continue Reading →
Every so often, an album drops on my desk for review accompanied by a sizeable surprise of one kind or another. That some of these albums ever actually see the light of day is never a surprise, sadly. The ever-lower costs of recording and production has a dark side to offset the obvious advantages of... Continue Reading →
Having built a steady momentum and a loyal following via two critically and commercially well received albums, 2015’s Ordinary Things spending 6 months on rotation on the Americana radio charts, Sarah Morris would have to do something pretty drastic for them to turn against her. On the strength of Falling Over, her latest release, Hearts... Continue Reading →
It isn’t easy to write songs filled with poignancy and meaning and not fall into cliché. So many writers confuse reflection with melancholy, love with mawkishness or joyful optimism with cheesy platitude. That is what makes Sarah Morris so great, the ability to explore the full range of emotions without falling into such traps. Her... Continue Reading →