Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in , ,

The success of The Silver Globe, Jane Weaver’s excellent 2014 album, was a surprise to many, considering the Widnes-born musician has been releasing music since the early ’90s. Now, though, three years on, Modern Kosmology, the singer and songwri ...Read More

The Black Angels – Death Song

Posted by on April 20, 2017 in , ,

Realising that the slower a song is, the heavier it sounds, The Black Angels operated at a snail’s pace on their powerful, stately debut, 2006’s Passover. Since then, though, the Austin stoner rock group have sped up their songs, and imbibed furt ...Read More

father john misty – pure comedy

Posted by on April 5, 2017 in , ,

On his second album, 2015’s I Love You, Honeybear, Josh Tillman paired grand, kitchen-sink productions with microscopically intimate portraits of a new relationship. Now, however, FJM’s third album reverses the focus, investigating humanity, civi ...Read More

laura marling – semper femina

Posted by on March 6, 2017 in , ,

Like all the most interesting artists, Laura Marling is in a state of constant flux. In the nine years since the release of her debut album, Alas I Cannot Swim, the singer-songwriter has journeyed from acoustic folk to jazzy Joni-isms and modal Led Z ...Read More

rhiannon giddens – freedom highway

Posted by on February 24, 2017 in , ,

“There is just one thing I can’t understand, my friend/Why some folk think freedom was not designed for all men,” sings Rhiannon Giddens on the closing title track of her second solo album. It’s a cover of The Staple Singers’ Freedom Highwa ...Read More