The Shires’ Accidentally On Purpose is country-pop goodness

Combine this record with the good weather and you have instant summer feeling.  The UK’s best and fastest selling country act, The Shires, have released their third studio album Accidentally On Purpose today and it will only propel them further into country stardom sphere. The follow-up to debut record Brave and sophomore album My Universe, was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee. Set to play London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall in May … Continue reading The Shires’ Accidentally On Purpose is country-pop goodness

Johnny Cash’s new record is going to be oustanding

And here’s why. Last week John Carter Cash, son of one of the most iconic couples in music Johnny Cash and June Carter, came to London to launch Johnny Cash: Forever Words– an album that sees Johnny Cash’s unpublished letters, poems and writings adapted into brand new musical pieces by the likes of Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson and Chris Cornell. Over the past two years, … Continue reading Johnny Cash’s new record is going to be oustanding

Review: Moose Blood – I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore

With their new album out on Friday via Hopeless Records, Moose Blood let their songs do all the talking.  Amongst many other things (such as epic live shows), Canterbury four-piece Moose Blood do one thing extremely well: paint a solid story the listener can relate to. And they do so with every song on I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore. And even though this is … Continue reading Review: Moose Blood – I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore

Nervus – Everything Dies

Nervus’ newest LP is out this Friday and you should definitely take a listen!  The first new record since 2016’s Permanent Rainbows marks a step forward for the British alt rockers fronted by talented songwriter Em Foster who pours her heart and soul into every drop of this record. Scheduled for release on 9 March via Big Scary Monster Records, Everything Dies was recorded and produced by … Continue reading Nervus – Everything Dies

River Matthews chats about his new album ‘Imogen’

A record so genuinely beautiful its craft shines through in every single song.  River Matthews is an artist for whom the stars seem to have aligned since the days of playing cover songs in local pubs. A career as a musical therapy teacher, and no small amount of heartbreak has led to working with world renowned songwriter Jamie Scott, supporting Rag ‘N’ Bone Man on his sold-out Human tour, … Continue reading River Matthews chats about his new album ‘Imogen’

Funeral Shakes prove rock’n’roll isn’t dead

Britain’s newest supergroup are on a path to bring back rock’n’roll and their debut album is lighting the way.  Set for release 15 February 2018 via Silent Cult Records, Funeral Shakes was recorded and produced by Steve Sears (The Hell, Krokodil, Palm Reader) at Titan Studios, Watford and combines frenetic punk rock energy with power pop sensibilities, lathered in disdain, with giant hooks, and lung-bursting choruses. With all band members part … Continue reading Funeral Shakes prove rock’n’roll isn’t dead

The Wandering Hearts deliver a first class debut record with Wild Silence

Meet your favorite new folk-Americana band and their debut album Wild Silence, released on 9 February via Decca Records.  The UK’s hottest new Americana outfit have their debut album out this week and you won’t stop listening to it once you hit play – believe me. The quartet has been making quite the splash in the country music scene with their recent win of the Bob Harris … Continue reading The Wandering Hearts deliver a first class debut record with Wild Silence

Brian Fallon’s Sleepwalkers is the inspired rock’n’roll record we needed

The New Jersey singer delivers one of the most addictive and upbeat records he’s ever written.  Recorded at New Orleans’ Parlor Recording Studio with producer Ted Hutt, who also produced The Gaslight Anthem’s iconic The ’59 Sound record, Sleepwalkers promises to see Fallon take a more energetic direction with slightly (aka a lot) darker lyrics. When talking about the writing process, he said:”You just start putting the pen … Continue reading Brian Fallon’s Sleepwalkers is the inspired rock’n’roll record we needed

The Wombats release another slick record with ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’

The follow-up to 2015’s Glitterbug is a worthy contender for one of their best records yet.  Liverpool indie rockers The Wombats are set to release their fourth studio album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life on 9 February via Kobalt Music Recordings. The band’s sold out UK tour kicks off on 9 March including a huge headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life sees the trio … Continue reading The Wombats release another slick record with ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’

‘Spirit of Minnie’ is leap forward for Will Varley

For his fifth studio album the singer-songwriter has worked with a full backing band for the first time.  Released on 9 February via Xtra Mile Recordings and following 2016’s much praised Kingsdown Sundown, Will Varley’s  Spirit Of Minnie marks a distinct change of direction for the singer-songwriter. Produced by Cameron McVey (Massive Attack, Portishead, Neneh Cherry) and partnered with a UK tour this week including his largest headline show to date at London’s O2 … Continue reading ‘Spirit of Minnie’ is leap forward for Will Varley