Print Editor Aaron Loose gives a glowing review of the latest Bill Callahan album.
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It goes without saying that England’s country music scene is only really just finding its feet, with the genre having primarily been relegated to Nashville despite having a degree of popularity in the UK. Considering this, Ward Thomas’ claim that they are Britain’s biggest country stars might not be untrue. Their previous two albums peaked […]
19 Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves The last few years have seen various pop artists look to country, folk and Americana music as sources of inspiration in order to achieve a more ‘authentic’ sound. But all it took was Kacey Musgraves releasing her third album Golden Hour to prove just how blended country and pop […]
It’s a familiar cliché, usually shared between two acquaintances and probably an aux cord, to “love all genres- well, except maybe country!”. Perhaps to label such a statement as “blasphemous” might seem a tad hyperbolic and, in the interest of journalistic transparency, there is an inevitable bias that lies with my super-fan mother. Regardless, Will […]
Kesha Rose Sebert has made an undoubtedly triumphant return following her widely publicised legal battle with producer Dr Luke, involving claims of sexual assault and battery. In August 2016, however, she dropped the charges, stating that she wanted to release music for her fans, and that she just wanted to feel happiness again – and […]
Jake Bugg has returned with what he has called his ‘make or break’ third album. With these self-imposed high stakes, it is interesting that Bugg has chosen this to be the album with which he has experimented the most, dipping his toes into genres as diverse as folk, blues, country, rock and even rap. On […]
Elvis Perkins has come a long way from his ostensibly country and rock ‘n’ roll roots. Named after Elvis Presley and sharing a surname with country legend Carl Perkins, the young singer-songwriter used to take music lessons with the bassist from The Knack. Now, taking the stage at The Crofters’ Rights beneath a giant mirrorball […]