Zoe Hodges

Review: ‘Distant Chatter’ – Matthews Baartmans Conspiracy

The duo, made up of singer-songwriter Iain Matthews and guitarist/singer-songwriter/producer  BJ Baartmans, came together to find solace in co-writing during the pandemic. The result is this unique collection of colourful songs. It opens with the gentle tones of ‘Sleepwalking’, the slow, soothing tempo matching the lyrical content, laid-back drums keep it moving forward whilst the …

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Review: ‘Song and Dance Man’ – Eric Devries

The primarily acoustic album from Dutch singer-songwriter Eric Devries is full of passion, humour and in depth storytelling lyrics set to a folky, bluegrass backdrop. Featuring traditional instrumentation, such as banjo and fiddle, Devries tells stories about unrequited love and real people who have resiliently overcome the struggles of everyday life. ‘Jericho Walls’ is a …

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Review: ‘Revived, Remixed, Revisited’ – Reba McEntire

What this record does is highlight just what an illustrious career Reba McEntire has had. All three parts to the record are littered with hits from various points of Reba’s career. A different version of signature tune ‘Fancy’ features on each of the records with the ‘Revived’ edition feeling like you hear it in beautiful …

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