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Steve Yanek

Review: Steve Yanek ‘Across The Landscape’

Steve Yanek ‘Across The Landscape’ Primitive Records The arrangement and production of ‘Across The Landscape’ compliments Yanek’s vocals well; there is room for them to take centre stage, yet each part serves a meaningful purpose. In the stripped back ‘Emily’s Eyes’, whilst the lyrics have a simplicity about them, the intricate arpeggiated guitar and mandolin …

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Phil Hooley

Review: Phil Hooley ‘Songs From The Back Room’

Phil Hooley Songs From The Back Room Phil Hooley, frontman and founding member of alt-country band The Woolgatherers, has teamed up with former Nashville drummer and producer Justin Johnson for his first solo project which they recorded in Scarborough. The emphasis of this record is on the songwriting, particularly the stories the lyrics tell, all …

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Parker Millsap

Review: Parker Millsap ‘Be Here Instead’

Parker Millsap Be Here Instead Okra Homa Records/Thirty Tigers Parker Millsap returns with his fifth studio album but it is a departure from what we’re used to from Millsap. The gritty, high energy folk music of his previously releases like ‘Other Arrangements’ and ‘The Very Last Day’, is replaced with an adventurous, kaleidoscopic sound. The …

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Jonas Carping

Review: Jonas Carping ‘The YLA Sessions’

Jonas Carping The YLA Sessions Independent The alt-country music of Jonas Carping is unassuming, stripped back but despite the simplicity of the production it is delivered in the most beautiful and pure way with interesting acoustic guitar parts dominating. The Swedish writer teams up with Sigrid Carping for vocal support on this release and their …

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Jessica Risker Produces - Haunting

Jessica Risker produces "haunting" experimental folk

Jessica Risker I SEE YOU AMONG THE STARS Western Vinyl *** Sleep inducing folk from Chicago’s lo-fi experimentalist Also performing under the name DEADBEAT, Jessica Risker’s output veers from electro-psychedelic towards psych-folk. Recently she’s experimented with an electro-psych album BIG FOREVER and SOFT MOONS: TWENTY LULLABIES, a collection of original music box lullabies. For I …

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The Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers

The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers is "contemporary old-time country with a sense of humour…"

The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers DON’T THINK ABOUT TOMORROW TONIGHT Self release **** Contemporary old-time country with a sense of humour If you’re a fan of old-time country music then the new album from The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers is going to float your boat so high it will end up ten miles inland. Lovelorn and lost but still …

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