Big Oak Road –  River Drivers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

In a world where music seems to be ever more reliant on the tricks and gimmickry afforded by technology - effects pedals, samples, the dreaded auto-tune and other sonic manipulations - it is great to stumble across bands like River Drivers. Not that they make music with any sort of Luddite deliberations, it’s just that... Continue Reading →

They Say I Don’t Write Love Songs – The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music can act as a sort of time travel device and whenever I hear this band's raggle-taggle beauty I am immediately transported through various interconnected chapters of my life, and the scenes and soundtracks that accompanied them. They remind me of everything from The Levellers soaring folk-punk, New Model Army’s windswept majesty, The Pogues lyrical... Continue Reading →

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