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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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”

Album review: Dave Hause – Bury Me In Philly

Bury Me in Philly by Dave Hause Butch Walker has released many fine albums but has never quite captured the incredible intensity of his live shows. Dave Hause, who shares Walker’s proficiency with hooks, wordplay and performance, has nailed it on his third album. Bury Me in Philly opens with the confrontational, powerful track With You….

Album Review: Skinny Lister – The Devil, The Heart & The Fight

Skinny Lister’s 2014 album Down on Deptford Broadway is a set of love songs to London and it’s bloody brilliant (seriously, buy it!). New Cross crops up this time too but The Devil, The Heart and The Fight is more national, international and universal, exploring the North, New York and mucky emotions. True to form,…

Album Review: Henry Senior Jr. – Plates Of Meat

“Instrumentals are not a guilty pleasure. They grant the listener insight into the pleasure of performance” – Henry Senior Jr. Anyone who’s seen Danny and the Champions of the World live knows the importance they place on inventive jams and musical excellence. It was inevitable, then, that when the Champs’ pedal steel player Henry Senior Jr….