Album Review: Juanita Stein – America

“…it explores America’s landscapes, soundscapes and mindscapes with the vast scope of a great American novel…”

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White Trash

April 27, 2017 Melomania, London “The complete opposite of Sofar Sounds” Never truer words spoken! With Sofar Sounds, audience members are guests who bring cushions to sit on while they listen politely to the performers. In contrast, the crowd at Cambridge Audio’s bespoke performance space, Melomania, was invaded by White Trash’s lead singer who clambered…

Album review: Worry Dolls: Go Get Gone

“The harmonies are sweet and controlled, the instrumentation is subtle. Lyrically, there’s space for nostalgia, regret, even wishful thinking – but not for settling”

Dave Hause, Sam Russo & Robyn G Shiels

“It’s not clear if Dave Hause realises just how good his lyrics are, but he must know he has something truly special as a performer. These are the nights we live for. “

Country to Country Festival 2017 – Friday

Country to Country Festival 2017 Friday, March 10, 2017 All Bar One, O2 London It must be exhilarating for an up-and-coming country artist to get a coveted slot at Country to Country Festival (C2C).  There was just one catch for the three bands who stepped up to the All Bar One stage on the opening night:…

The Handsome Family & Courtney Marie Andrews

“…countless other songs celebrated the obscure, the overlooked and delicious darkness. Brett’s deep vocals soared up to Union Chapel’s rafters, variously chased down by Rennie’s sweet harmonies and her auto harp, xylophone or ukulele…”

Worry Dolls & Declan Bennett

“Then, suddenly, a flash of red hair and smiles that could surely be seen for miles around. Right from the get go with Miss You Already, Rosie Jones and Zoë Nicol were note perfect – their harmonies warming the winter chill.”

Emily Barker & Pete Roe

The “new, new, new, new songs” are smoky and bold. Different, to be sure. But that’s Emily Barker, the folk-pop-blues-soul-Americana-country-rock singer, for you. She’s never been one to rest on her laurels.

Joana Serrat & StevieRay Latham

“Lonely Heart Reverb, which also opens the album, was simply breathtaking. It set the tone for a modest masterclass in what is possible simply with ethereal vocals, guitar and sensitive reverb…”