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24 Sep 2016 
Lake Forest "Silver Skies"

Release date: 14 February 2012

Label: Verite


Lake Forest is the project of Canadian singer/songwriter Will Whitwham, band member of Folk/Rock outfit Wilderness of Manitoba.

"Silver Skies" is his debut solo offering and one that's spellbinding in it's plaintive simplicity. 

With shimmering guitars and dreamlike vocals it evokes images of snowy landscapes and fozen lakes, but with it's beauty it will warm you through and leave you with a quiet glow inside.

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"Autumn Skies"


"Silver Stars"

Similar artists:

The White Album




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24 Sep 2016 
Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage "Before the Sun"

Release date: 16 September 2016

Label: Sungrazing Records


Norwich born, English Folk singer/songwriter, Hannah Sanders, following on from her highly acclaimed debut full length long player, "Charms Against the Sun", on "Before the Sun" teams up with Willows band member, Ben Savage and has produced another quality recording.

The pair draw on influences from both sides of the pond with traditional tales from the States and England, as well as a couple of

self penned compositions for good measure.

Savage's talents as a musician and vocalist, entwined with Sanders's pure unblemished tones, not to mention her own abilities on Guitar, Auto Harp and Dulcemar, are a recipie for what is another fine album for this artist.

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"he Fall"

"Unquiet Grave"

"Ribbons and Bows"

Similar artists:

Maz O'Connor

The Willows

Johnny Kearney and Lucy Farrell


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20 Sep 2016 
Lucy Dacus "No Burden"

Release date: 26 February 2016

Label: Matador


Lucy Dacus is an Indie/Rock singer/songwriter from Richmond, Virginia.

"No Burden" is a confident debut recording for this young artist, filled with hard hitting lyrics, somewhat softened by Lucy's smooth tones that skip lightly over rough guitar rifts and ryhthmic pounding drums.

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"I Don't Want to be Funny Anymore"

"Map on a Wall"


Similar artists:

Chelsea Wolf

Jasmine Kennedy

Little May

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18 Sep 2016 

Anna & Elizabeth "Anna & Elizabeth"

Release date: 17 March 2015

Label: Free Dirt


"Singer Elizabeth LaPrelle is joined on some fine, shimmering harmonies by Anna Roberts-Gevalt who also provides the masterful instrumental work, as they
dig deep into the American tradition for a repertoire of rousing old time dance numbers, haunting Appalachian ballads and lilting lullabies. Music both
invigorating and contemplative from two brightly shining, unpretentious talents".

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NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Similar artists:

Gillian Welsh

Ari and Mia

Aoife O'Donovan

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16 Sep 2016 
James Taylor "Before This World"

Release date: 15 June 2015

Label: Concord


The legend that is James Taylor, with "Before This World" brings us his 17th studio recording and the first since "October Road" in 2002.

For fans of JT, you won't be disappointed, the album still maintains his unmistakeable layed back style, rich vocals and easy picked acoustic guitar.

With the exception of the thought provoking track of "Far Afghanistan", it may lack some of the gritty  intrispection from his earlier records, but for me, that's no bad thing, it feels like a recording of a man who's content with his lot and just wants to bring a little Californian sunshine into others lives.

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"Angels of Fenway"

"You and I Again"

"Far Afghanistan"

Similar artists:

Paul Simon

Jackson Brown

David Wilcox

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15 Sep 2016 
Judy Collins and Ari Hest "Silver Skies Blue"

Release date: 24 June 2016

Label: Cleopatra Records


This collaboration between the legendary, multi award winning Folk/Pop singer/songwriter, Judy Collins and the relatively unknown Ari Hest on the surface, may seem an unlikely duo, but on the contrary, the Pair's vocals compliment eachother superbly.

Judy's vocal tones bely her 76 years, still as clear as a bell, woven with Hest's mature rich tenner, you might think they've been performing together for years.

The record possesses lightly flowing melodies with touches of elegance that we've come to expect from Judy Collins an the tighter rhythms associated with Hest.

Lyrically, we have the blend of Collins's deeply personal songwriting and Ari's more edgeyer perspection on life.  All in all the two have created an exceptionally beautiful recording.

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"I Choose Love"

"Silver Skies Blue"

"The Wait"

Similar artists:

Joni Mitchell

Peter Bradley Adams

Gabe Dixon


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05 Sep 2016 
Mighty Oaks "Howel"

Release date: 28 February 2014

Label: Universal


Berlin based Alt/Rock band consist of members, British born Ian Hooper, Italian Claudio Donzelli, and American Craig Saunders.

"Howel" is their only full length recording to date, but nevertheless an impressive debut.

It's an album largely full of energetic,enthusiastic melodies and tight three part harmonies relaying tales of friendship and love.

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"Just One Day"

"When I Dream I See"

Similar artists:

Bears Den

Last Bison

Avalanche City


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03 Sep 2016 
Birdsong At Morning "A Slight Departure"

Release date: 21 July 2015

Label: Blue Gentian Records


Massachusetts based band Birdsong at Morning are an Alt/Folk band Led by singer/songwriter Alan Williams, along with compatriots Darleen Wilson (guitar) and Greg Porter (bass),.

This highly innovative  trio creates elegant tapestries of sound, words, and music, at times reminiscent of the early 70's outfit Renaissance.

With this their follow up to an ambitious debut EP box set, in "A Slight Departure" they have crafted a seriously lustrous set of songs.

A must listen.

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"The Great Escape"

"Never to Part"

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02 Sep 2016 
The Mae Trio "Housewarming"

Release date: 16 February 2014

Label: Self


Melbourne Australia based The Mae Trio, are an Americana outfit consisting of Sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby, accompanied by Annette Hillman.

All three had a hand in the writing of this album, crafting a beautifully simple recording of bright distinctive music that has a blend of Appalacian and Celtic styles in the mix.

Their tight 3 part harmonies hold an etherial quality, this atop a backdrop of Banjo, Ukulele, Cello, Acoustic Guitar, strings and even a little Marimba go to making this a really pleasurable listen and one to bring a little of that Australian sunshine into your life.

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"William Morris"


Similar artists:

Tinpan Orange

We Two Thieves

Mel Parsons

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29 Aug 2016 
Kim Richey "Thorn in my Heart"

Release date: 16 APril 2013

Label: Yep Rock Records


Kim Richey is a Country singer/songwriter from Ohio, who may be better known as a writer than performer, having written hits for the likes of Tricia Yearwood, Dixie Chicks and Suzie Boggus.

However, she has managed to produce 6 other recordings before "Thorn in My Heart".  It's a top album for those of you who like contemporary Country music.

Perfectly unblemished vocals relaying tales of heartbreak, love an hope, accompanied by polished musicianship from herself and band members.

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"Thorn in My Heart"

"London Town"

"Angels Share"

Similar artists:

Lori Mckenna

Catherine Mclellan

Gretchin Peters

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28 Aug 2016 
The Small Glories "Wonderous Traveller"

Release date: 15 July 2016

Label:Blue Case Tubes


Cara Luft and J.D Edwards, otherwise known as The Small Glories, are a Canadian Roots/Folk outfit, who with "Wonderous Traveller", have made a very impressive debut full length recording.

It's an album with a blend of traditional and contemporary styles, well matched harmonies and rousing Banjo.

It combines both Edwards's Country and Luft's Folk influences perfectly, creating a record that stirs, thrills and one that will be sure to conjure up visions of tumbleweed and cactus of the North American praries.

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"Had I Paid"

"Something to Hold on to"

"Wonderous Traveller"

Similar artists:

The Honey Dewdrops

The Wailin Jennys

Ruth Moody

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27 Aug 2016 
Soley "We Sink"

Release date: 2 September 2011

Label: Morr Music


Icelandic Indie/Folk singer/songwriter Soley, after a successful career with the band Seabear, released this, her debut solo recording in 2011.

 Echoes of her homeland, "We Sink" is a subtley bleak album, but with a unique beauty   all of its own.

Soley's haunting enigmatic vocals possess a tenderness that will captivate the listener and draw you into dark tales of Icelandic folklaw.

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"I'll Drown"

"Pretty Face"

"Smashed Birds"

Similar artists:

Lanterns on the Lake


Agnes Obel


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23 Aug 2016 
The Honey Dewdrops "Tangled Country"

Release date: 8 May 2015

Label:RANDM Records


Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish, collectively known as The Honey Dewdrops, are an Americana outfit from Baltimore.

"Tangled Country" is their fourth studio recording.  All songs are original compositions, hand crafted by both Wortman and Parrish.

The album musically consists of sweet lilting banjo, pedal steel guitar and gorgeous harmonies, with songs written about life's hopes, dreams and disappointments.

A gem of a record.

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"Same Old"


Similar artists:

Gillian Welsh

Ruth Moody

The Small Glories

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20 Aug 2016 
Oh Wonder "Oh Wonder"

Release date: 4 September 2004

Label: Caroline Records


Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West are the duo who make up the London based Indie/Pop band Oh Wonder.

I first came across this couple whilst watching the credits role on the brilliant ITV drama "Unforgotten" and just had to look them up and wasn't disappointed when I found this, their debut self titled full length release.

It's an album that's easy on the ear.  It's not one that demands too much scrutany, with its lyrics about loving and turbulant relationships, but does possess an obvious harmony, vocally as well as spiritually, that exists between this pair.

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"Without You"

"All We Do"

Similar artists:


The XX

Marion Hill

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17 Aug 2016 
Saturday Sun "Orixe"

Release date 13 January 2014

Label: Viva La Fleetwood


Saturday Sun are a four piece Alt/Folk band from Bournmouth and "Orixe" is their most impressive debut full length release.

Alex Hedley's distinctive falsetto tones will tear at your heart one moment, the next soothe it like a warming Winter balm.  Melodies will wash over you on some tracks and others will warm you with an inner glow, but all possess raw emotions that will have the listener transfixed and unable to touch the skip button for fear of missing one iota of this excellent recording.

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"Seeds to the Sun"

Similar artists:

Roo Panes

Jasmin Kennedy

Frances Luke Accord

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15 Aug 2016 
Frances Luke Accord "Fluke"

Release date: 20 May 2016

Label: Independant


Frances Luke Accord are an Indie/Folk duo from Indiana, comprising of multi instrumentalists and songwriters, Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers.

"Fluke" is their debut long player.  It's a wonderfully expansive album, possessing rich musical tapestries with soaring strings, interwoven with delicate percussion, brass, acoustic guitar and brilliantly syncopated vocals.

A perfect accompaniment for a Summers evening.

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"Something Moving"

"Nowhere to be Found"


Similar artists:


Anais Mitchell

Dark Dark Dark

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13 Aug 2016 
Glen Hansard "Didn't He Ramble"

Release date: 18 September 2015



Glen Hansard is an award winning Folk/Rock singer/songwriter from Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

"Didn't He Ramble" is Glen's second full length recording and a step up in quality from his well received debut "Rhythm and Repose".

It's a warm, charming set of songs based on poignant ruminations of friendships and reflective self examination.

Listen on Spotify

Full album stream

Similar artists:

Lisa Hannigan

Damien Rice

Alexi Murdoch

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11 Aug 2016 
Darlingside "Birds Say"

Release date: 15 July 2016

Label: More Doug Records


Darlingside are a four piece Indie/Folk band from Cambridge Massachusetts and "Birds Say" is their debut full length long player.

The album is a collective effort with all four members playing a vital role from conception to completion.  The result is a cohesive set of songs featuring richly textured four part harmonies accompanied by Harmonium, Mandolin,, Guitar, Cello and Violin.

Highly recommended.

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"The God of Loss"

"White Horses"

"The Ancestor"

Similar artists:

The Last Bison

Fleet Foxes

Nickel Creek


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08 Aug 2016 

August and After "Embers"

Release date: 01 August 2013

Label: Emubands


London based Ned Mortimer and Vedantha
Kumar make up the Indie/Folk duo of August and After.

"Embers is their debut full length release; it's a classically inspired piece of work.

laced with rich Viola and Cello lines, nimbly picked acoustic guitar and haunting brass, this impressive first album from these guys will have you cooing with delight.

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"The Orchard"

"Set Sail"


Similar artists:

Kings of Convenience

Radical Face

Bon Iver


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07 Aug 2016 
Rachel Newton "Here's My Heart Come Take It"

Release date: 15 April 2016

Label: Shadowside Records


Rachel Newton is a traditional Folk singer/songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland.

She is one of the most gifted of interpreters of Folk music, putting her own stamp on traditional songs and composing original works of her own.

"Here's My Heart Come Take It" is her third solo recording and one in which she has created a beautifully bruding atmospheric album.

Rachel's trademark Electro Harp with its base notes is always at the heart of her music and this is no exception.  Combined with her plaintive lilting vocals relaying stories of love and tragedy makes this A most compelling listen.

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An insight on the making of the album

Similar artists:

Songs of Separation

Inga Thomson

Mishaped Pearls


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05 Aug 2016 
Elephant Revival "These Changing Skies"

Release date: 17 March 2014

Label: Its Evolving Records


Elephant Revival are a 5 piece Alt/Folk band from Colorado, whose music sometimes gets referred to as transendental Folk... a blend of Folk, Blue Grass, Country and Indie with a touch of celtic influence in the mix.

"These Changing Skies" is a fulsome album with bouncing rhythms, stacked with creative arrangements and catchy melodies.

It's a recording of the highest musical calibre, all band members being multiinstrumentalists and true in their manipulation of electric banjo, mandolin, Viola, acoustic guitar, double base and washboard.


Just have to mention where they got their curious band name from... based on a true story of two Elephants that were separated after being together at the same Zoo for 16 years, both died on the same day.

Listen on Spotify

"Remembering a Beginning"

"The Obvious"


Similar artists:

Dana Sipos

Liza Anne

Joy Kill Sorrow


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01 Aug 2016 

Amber Rubarth "Scribbled Folk Symphonies"

Release date: 15 April 2016

Label: Chesky Records


Amber Rubarth is an American Contemporary/Folk singer/songwriter from California.

Recorded with a special microphone, "Scribbled Folk Symphonies", is presented in such a way that Amber could be in the room with you performing beautiful music.

This recording eminates calm and serenity with Amber's pure vocals  being accompanied by World class Cellist Dave Eggar and herself on lightly picked acoustic guitar. 

An outstanding record.

Listen on Spotify

Apologies no videos available for this album.

Similar artists:

Bess Rogers

Ally Moss

Ingrid Michaelson

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30 Jul 2016 
Johanna Warren "Newman"

Release date: 19 May 2015

Label: Team Love Records


Portland based Alt/Folk singer/songwriter Johanna Warren, with her sophomore release, "Newman", brings the listener a beautifully spacious recording.

It's an organic album with resonant acoustic guitars and floating woodwind.  Johanna's sweet soft vocals bely the deep emotions running through each track of this gorgeous long player.

Listen on Spotify

"True Colours"

"Black Moss"

"Figure 8"

Similar artists:

Alela Diane

Marisa Nadler

Joni Mitchell


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29 Jul 2016 

The Last Bison "VA"

Release date: 10 September 2014

Label: Universal


The Last Bison, is a multi instrumentalistIndie/Folk
 band that formed in
Chesapeake, Virginia.
The Last Bison originally dubbed their sound "mountain-top chamber music" combining elements of alternative indie-folk with classical sensibilities.

"VA" is an album brimming with vitality and energy, embroidering the sonic landscape with vibrant colours.  Whether it be the driving rhythms of record opener "Bad Country" or the gentler closing track of "She Always Waits at the Gate", the listener will be treated to a canvas of pasteral images that will leave you beaming from ear to ear.

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"Bad Country"


"Cyprus Queen"

Similar artists:

Lord Huron

Mylo Green

The Oh Hellos

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26 Jul 2016 
Haley Bonar "Last War"

Release date: 20 May 2014

Label: Graveface Records


Haley Bonar is a Canadian Indie/Rock singer/songwriter, currently based in the USA, who with her latest release, "Last War", takes a different direction from her previous Alt/Folk recordings.

It's an album drenched in catchy harmonies, visceral electric guitars and pounding percussion, but no less enjoyable for all that, in fact, a breath of fresh air.

Listen on Spotify

"Last War"

"No Sensative Man"

"Eat for Free"

Similar artists:

Emily Jane White

Samantha Crain

Laura Veirs


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24 Jul 2016 
Julie Doiron "Woke Myself Up"

Release date: 23 January 2007

Label: Jagjaguwar

Website: Nothing official, but Can be found on Facebook

Julie Doiron is an award winning  canadian Indie/Rock singer/songwriter.

It's an album of intensely raw material with flourishing powerful musicianship, covering subject matter such as family life and the consequenses our interactions can have on eachother.

Listen on Spotify

"I woke Myself Up"

"I Left Town"

"The Wrong Guy"

Similar artists:

Mark Kozelek

Laura Veirs

Nina Nastasia


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20 Jul 2016 
Siv Jakobsen "The Lingering"

Release date: 26 May 2015

Label: Nordic Mellow Records


Siv Jakobsen is an Alt/Folk singer/songwriter from Norway.

"The Lingering" is a 7 track mini album and the old addige rings true with this recording "short and sweet", oh so sweet! and that's my only critisism... too damned short!

Every track is a thing of beauty, delivered with intensity and earnestness.  Jakobsen's vocals will melt you with her shimmering range of tones, accompanied by tasteful strings, piano and acoustic guitar, this album will linger long in the memory.

Listen on Spotify


"How We Used to Love"


Similar artists:

Rachel Sermanni

Billie Marten

Annie Eve


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18 Jul 2016 
The Wilderness of Manitoba "Island of Echos"

Release date: 18 September 2012

Label: Pheromone Records


The Wilderness of Manitoba are a Canadian Alt/Folk band, who with each passing record have evolved from being a gentle strummy outfit, to, with their last release "BetweenColours" from 2014, becoming fully fledged Folk/Rock artists.

"Island of Echos" from 2012, comes somewhere inbetween... A more upbeat affair, breezey toe tapping melodies, gorgeous harmonies and a cornucopia of folksy instrumentation.

Bound to put a smile on your face.

Listen on Spotify

"Morning Sun"

"Chasing Horses"


Similar artists:

Horse Feathers


Great Lake Swimmers


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17 Jul 2016 
Radiohead "A Moon Shaped Pool"

Release date: 17 June 2016

Label: XL


Radiohead are back and quite possibly with their best work for quite some time.

Tom York and other band members have been off doing their own thing and appear to have come back together refreshed and bring us one of their most melodically accessible album to date.

It's an album of glacial etherial beauty, but don't be lulled by it's soperific nature, as lyrically it's as edgy as any other Radiohead offering.

Soaring strings atop finger picked acoustic guitars and York's languid vocals go to make this a pure sonic pleasure.

Listen on Spotify

"Desert Island Disc"


"True Love Waits"

Similar artists:





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15 Jul 2016 
Bat for Lashes "The Haunted Man"

Release date: 3 December 2012

Label: EMI


Natasha Khan AKA Bat for Lashes is an Art/Pop singer/songwriter from London UK.

"The Haunted Man", Khan's third full length release, all be it a slightly more stripped back affair than previous offerings, it still contains lavish layered synths and hypnotic beats with the good lady's trademark heavenly vocals at the heart of this most compelling of albums.

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"Horses of the Sun"


"Winter Fields"

Similar artists:

Florence and the Machines


My Brightest Diamond


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14 Jul 2016 

Wren "Stitch an Ocean"

Release date: 20 February 2016

Label: Swimming Rabbit Records


Wren is the project of Seattle based Alt/Folk singer/songwriter Laura Brady.

Wren’s alternative folk music is sweet and whimsical, grounded in classical guitar finger-picking, gentle vocal harmonies, and sweeping fiddle lines. Described
as possessing a “naturalness and a philosophical bent at the same time,” her haunting melodies evoke the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Listen on Spotify

"Sea Calls"

"Hand Sewn Ocean"

"Amongst the Pine"

Similar artists:


Sons of the East

The honeys


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11 Jul 2016 
Ruarri Joseph "Brother"

Release date: 10 May 2013

Label: Atlantic


Ruarri Joseph is a British Contemporary Folk singer/songwriter, who with "Brother" presents his fourth full length release.

Ruarri possesses a rich velvet tambre to his vocals which were cultivated by his part living in Scotland and part in New Zealand.... They will draw the listener into hear beautiful poignant reflective songs of family, friendships and the bonds that tie them.

Listen on Spotify

Full album stream

Similar artists:


Al Lewis

John Smith

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08 Jul 2016 
The Battle of Land and Sea "The Battle of Land and Sea"

Release date: 14 January 2008

Label: Notenuf


The Battle of Land and Sea is an Indie/Folk bandfronted by lead singer Sarah O'Shurer from Sacramento, California.

This, their debut long player will seep into your subconscious like a sea mist and settle over you like a cloak of tranquility.

O'Shurer's delicately hushed vocals allied with soothing acoustic instrumentation will have you thirsting for more.

Listen on Spotify

"Bird Song"

"Saltwater Queen"

"You are a Sailor"

Similar artists:

Mariee Sioux

Alela Diane

Laura Veirs

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04 Jul 2016 

The Tallest Man on Earth "Dark Bird is Home"

Release date: 11 May 2015

Label: Dead Oceans


The Tallest Man on Earth AKA Kristian Matsson is an Indie/Folk singer/songwriter from Sweden.

This, his latest release, is his most ambitious yet.  Previously loved for his stripped back, one man and his guitar recordings, Matsson is accompanied by a full backing band.

Fear not though, he never betrays his roots.  His musical repertoire has naturally evolved, but still retains his rich slightly gravelly vocals, excellent guitar work and poetic lyrics, but set to a bolder enhanced backdrop.

Listen on Spotify


"Fields of Our Home"


Similar artists:

Johnny Flynn

Bon Iver

Fleet Foxes

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03 Jul 2016 
Case/Lang/Veirs "Case/Lang/Veirs"

Release date: 17 June 2016

Label: Anti


Nico Case, KD Lang and Laura Veirs are successful exponents of Alt/Folk in their own right and with this self titled long player they have created something very special.

The trio's alternating vocals compliment each other superbly and when they merge their stunning harmonies, something magic happens.

The album contains lush arrangements and deft picked acoustic guitar that bares the hallmark of each of these ladies unique creativity.

I sincerely hope it's not their one and only collaboration.

Listen on Spotify

"Atomic Number"

"Best Kept Secret"


Similar artists:

Kathleen Edwards


Watson Twins

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01 Jul 2016 

Aoife O'Donovan "In the Magic Hour"

Release date: 18 April 2016

Label: Yep Rock

Website: www.aoifeo'

It's not often I feature an artist more than once, but when an album is as good as O'Donovan's sophomore release "In the Magic Hour", I'd be neglecting my job of bringing you quality music to enjoy.

It's an intimate recording in which the artist tenderly invokes childhood memories of her dear departed 93 year old Irish Grandfather. 

Aoife finds herself accompanied with her acoustic guitar and clear lilting vocals by the likes of Sarah Jarosz, Sarah Watkins and Chris Thile who weave their own magic to what is a beautifully poignant set of songs.

Listen on Spotify

"Magic Hour"

"Stanley Park"

"Not the Leaving"

Similar artists:

Sarah Jarosz

Sarah Watkins

Sierra Hull


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28 Jun 2016 
Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros "PersonA"

Release date: 15 April 2016

Label: Community Music


Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros are an Indie/Folk band from Los Angeles led by lead singer Alex Ebert.

Normally known for their upbeat recordings, the Zeros on "PersonA" find themselves in a more reflective mood, still managing to maintain their psychadelic 60's sound, all be it in a more sombre mood.

For me personally, I find this album more accessible than their 3 earlier releases.

Listen on Spotify

"Hot Coals"

"No Love Like Yours"

"Wake Up the Sun"

Similar artists:

Noah and the Whale

Fleet Foxes

The Head and the Heart

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26 Jun 2016 
Jenny Lysander "Northern Folk"

Release date: 27 April 2015

Label: Beating Drum


Haling from Sweden, 21 year old Jenny Lysander is a Contemporary Folk singer/songwriter and one of the highest calabre.

Despite being Scandanavian, Lysander has crafted a piece of work quintisentially English.  "Northern Folk" is steeped in pastoral images, it embraces a gentleness and sweet sadness that will make you shiver with delight.

Her clear whistful vocals and crystaline  picked guitar have a calming effect that will soothe the most fraught of us and transport the listener to a much better place.

Listen on Spotify


"Dancing on the Edge"

"Northern Folk"

Similar artists:

Laura Marling

Rachael Sermanni

Piers Faccini


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23 Jun 2016 
Donovan Woods "Hard Settle, Aint Troubled"

Release date: 26 February 2016

Label: Meant Well



It possesses a bolder production with more instrumentation than before, but Woods retains his signature heartfelt lyrics of love and all its pitfalls.

Highly recommended.

Listen on Spotify

"On the Nights You Stay Home"

"First Time"

"They Don't Make Anything in That Town"

Similar artists:

Joshua Hyslop

Joshua Radin

Jessie Marchant

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22 Jun 2016 
Malaya Blue "Heartsick"

Release date: 8 April 2016

Label: MBM Music


Malaya Blue took the British Blues scene by storm in 2015 and has been quick to capitalise on her new found notoriety by releaseing her sophomore LP "Heartsick".

It's a progression on what was, with "Burbon Street", already an impressive debut recording. 

Malaya's expressive sultry vocals are at the heart of her World class backing band, bringing us an album that ebbs and flows with a meld of Blues and Jazz.

Listen on Spotify


"Lets Reinvent Love"

Similar artists:

Cassie Taylor

Frank Bay

Missy Andersen

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22 Jun 2016 
Mike Benecke "Call the Waves"

Release date: 1 February 2016

Label: Independent


Los Angeles based Indie/Folk singer/songwriter Mike Benecke follows up his well received debut self titled EP with "Call the Waves", his debut full length recording.

It's an acoustic album of sonically complex layers, with Benecke's soothing vocals entwined with his finger picked guitar makes for a perfect rainy day listen.

Listen on Spotify

"Astral Line"

"Call the Waves"

Similar artists:

Zack Winters

Alela Diane

Simon Linsteadt


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07 Jun 2016 
Beck Goldsmith "Hollows for Sorrows"

Release date: 5 March 2012

Label: Hollow Hill Music


Beck Goldsmith is an Indie/Folk singer/songwriter from Nottingham.

Her sophomore release, "Hollows for Sorrows" is an eerily beautiful album, melding elements of Folk, Electronica and Indie/Rock.

Dark and atmospheric, it will take the listener to a World of shades and dreams, but without fear, as you won't be able to help yourself from being beguiled by Beck's haunting vocals.

Listen on Spotify

Apologies no videos available.

Similar artists:

Beth Gibbons

Sarah Blaskow

Meryl Wagner


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06 Jun 2016 
Sara Watkins "Sun Midnight Sun"

Release date: 8 May 2012

Label: nonesuch


Former member of Progressive Blue Grass band Nickle Creek, Sara Watkins, with "Sun Midnight Sun", brings us her second solo release.

It's an album that merges a variety of genres... Blue Grass, Country, Folk, and Indie/Pop.  Swelling strings, jangling Mandolins, fizzing electric guitar all drenched with sweet sugary melodies, makes this a highly listenable LP.

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"You and Me"

"When it Pleases You"

"Take up Your Spade"

Similar artists:

Nickel Creek

Alison Krauss

Sarah Jarosz


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05 Jun 2016 
Naomi Bedford "Tales from the Weeping Willow"

Release date: 17 October 2011

Label: Dusty Willow Records


Naomi Bedford is an award winning English Roots singer/songwriter from Brighton.

This is Naomi's official debut full length record and it marked the arrival of someone truly special on the British Folk scene.

It's an album of murder ballads, a collection of traditional and original songs of death, love and sorrow, performed in a unique Folk/Country style.

Naomi's striking vocals will quickly grab your attention and you will soon find yourself immersed in this impressive recording.

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"My Love is Deep"

"Clouds of Colwyn Bay"

"Lord Thomas and Fair Elendor"

Similar artists:

Bella Hardy

Lucy Ward

Jackie Oates


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02 Jun 2016 
The White Album "The Quiet Strum"

Release date: 15 September 2014

Label: Warner Music Denmark


The White Album is a Folk/Rock trio from Copenhagen Denmark.

"The Quiet Strum" is the bands debut full length recording.  It's one of gentle Autumnal melodies that perfectly capture the hues of that most beautiful of seasons.

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"Kings and Aces"


"I remember Well"

Similar artists:


Bears Den

Lone Wolf


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31 May 2016 

Free the Honey "Fine Bloom"

Release date: 12 September 2015

Label: CD Baby


Free the Honey are an Americana band made up of three young ladies from Colarado, Jenny Hill on Mandolin, Lizzy Plotkin on Violin and Katherine Taylor on Guitar.

It's an album of wonderful three part harmony set to a simple fluid dropback of classic Appalachian music.

In the bands own words, their debut full length recording is "a perfect companion to the changing of seasons in nature and life".

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"Take Me Home"

"Come Up to the Mountain"

Similar artists:

The Wailin Jennys


Shook Twins

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29 May 2016 

Siobhan Miller "Flight of Time"

Release date: 3 November 2014

Label: Vertical


Siobhan Miller is an award winning  Scottish Folk singer/songwriter, who up until now, has performed traditional songs with Jeana Leslie and a former member of the band Salt House.

"Flight of Time" is her debut solo recording.  Whilst possessing a more contemporary feel, a detour from her previously more traditional fair, this only enhances the true talent of this young performer.

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"If I Had Known"

"Long Hellos and Short Goodbyes"

Similar artists:

Karine Polwart

Emily Smith

Heidi Talbot

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27 May 2016 

Jasmine Kennedy "A Lovesong to Finance"

Release date: 10 November 2013

Label: Self


Jasmine Kennedy is a British acoustic singer/songwriter who sings from the heart; her lyrics a collection of throw away observations and bittersweet tales from
the teenage heart which possess a remarkable power to stun an audience in to silence.

Listen on Spotify

"Dinner for Breakfast"

"Don't Blame Me"

"Cardigan Sweater"

Similar artists:

Laura Marling

Susie Suh

Becky Mills

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26 May 2016 
Lera Lynn "The Avenues"

Release date: 9 September 2014

Label: Self


Lera Lynn is a Nashville based singer/songwriter, multi instrumentalist and actress.

On her sophomore album "The Avenues" Lera's velvet sultry tones portray tales of heartache and unrequited love, all set to a backdrop of skeletal instrumentation consisting  of drums, upright base and guitar.

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"Out to Sea"

"Standing on the Moon"

"La Di Da"

Similar artists:

Marisa Nadler


Sharon Van Etten


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22 May 2016 

Songs of Separation "Songs of Separation"

Release date: 29 January 2016

Label: Navigator Records


"Songs of Separation brought together ten female folk musicians from Scotland and England, to create a recording which reflects on the issue of ‘separation’
in its many forms, through traditional song. Celebrating the similarities and differences in our musical, linguistic and cultural heritage, and set in
the context of a post-referendum world, the work aims to prompt new thinking about the issue of separation as it occurs in all our lives".

"The SoS musician team brought together the musical skills and ‘big thinking’ of Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart, two of the UK’s most celebrated voices,
Mary Macmaster and Kate Young, two boundary-breaking Scots, Hannah James, Hazel Askew and Rowan Rheingans, from the award winning English ensemble Lady
Maisery, Jenn Butterworth and Jenny Hill, brilliant backline players who have worked in both English and Scottish trad scenes, and Hannah Read, a New York-based
musician who spent much of her childhood on the Isle of Eigg".
"Taking place on the beautiful Isle of Eigg in June 2015, the musicians spent an intensive week rehearsing and recording, including site recordings at the
two sites central to the ‘Big Women of Eigg’ legend".

"As with all islands, Eigg has its own stories of separation to tell. The journey across the water allowed the musicians a sense of space and time to really
immerse themselves in exceptional music making".

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"Echo Mocks the Corncrake"

"London Lights"

Top tracks

Similar artists:

Mishaped Pearls

Lady Mazery  

Karine Polwart

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21 May 2016 
Eilen Jewell "Sundown Over Ghost Town"

Release date: 18 May 2015

Label: Signature Sounds


Eilen Jewell is an Americana singer/songwriter from Idaho, who with "Sundown Over Ghost Town" presents her fifth studio recording.

It's an album steeped in creative melodies and rhythms, rich with cinimatic imagery and evocative lyrics.

A must listen for fans of this genre and for those who haven't tried it yet, give it a go, you might be pleasantly surprised.

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"Rio Grand"

"Worried Mind"

"Here With Me"

Similar artists:

The Milk Carton Kids

Sarah Cahoone



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20 May 2016 
Headless Heroes "The Silence of Love"

Release date: 19 May 2009

Label: Headless Heroes

Website: N.A


This album is a collection of lesser known covers of Folk songs which some might say are better than the originals.  Particularly performed and arranged with such perfection by Diane and her co band members.

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"The North Wind Blew South"

"Blues Run the Game"

"Just Like Honey"

Similar artists:

Alela Diane

Laura Veirs

Marisa Nadler


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16 May 2016 

Field Report "Marigolden"

Release date: 10 November 2014

Label: Partisan Records


Field Report are a six piece Indie/Folk band from Milwaukee with Lead man Chris Porterfield at the helm.

Building on their well received self titled debut recording, with "Marigolden", subtle electronica has been added to the acoustic mix, softening the album's stark atmosphere in which Porterfield bares his soul touching on his struggles with alcaholism. 

Despite the bleak content, "Marigolden" does leave the listener with an overall feeling of optimism.

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"Home, Leave the Light on"


"Pale Rider"

Similar artists:

Sun Kil Moon

Bon Iver

The Head and the Heart

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11 May 2016 
Martyn Joseph "Sanctuary"

Release date: 30 October 2015

Label: Pipe Records


Martyn Joseph is a Welsh Folk singer/songwriter who with "Sanctuary" has cut his 21st studio recording.

Many believe this to be his best yet and on hearing it for myself, I'm inclined to agree, I can't stop playing it!

It's a compelling album brimming with concern and passion for all that this artist holds dear, from his fellow man, his Mother and his beloved Wales.

Listen on Spotify

"I Searched For You"

"The Luxury of Despair"

"Land of Evermore"

Similar artists:

Ruarri Joseph

Al Lewis

Chris While


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09 May 2016 
Ry X "Dawn"

Release date: 6 May 2016

Label: Infectious


Ry X, birth name Ry Cuming, is an Indie/Pop singer/songwriter from Australia.

Following on from his well received EP "Berlin", "Dawn" is Ry's debut full length recording.

It's a mesmeric, haunting album that will have the listener hypnotised by it's blend of shifting acoustic melodies and subtle electro beats.  Combined with heavenly harmonies and Ry's desolate falsetto, I feel that dawn has just broken on a big future for this young man from New South Wales.

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Similar artists:

Bon Iver

Nick Mulvey

London Grammar


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08 May 2016 
Sarah Siskind "Novel"

Release date: 27 September 2011

Label: Red Request Records


Nashville based singer/songwriter, Sarah Siskind, is a very highly regarded artist amongst her piers, having written songs for the likes of Alison Krauss and Randy Travis, at the same time being an accomplished performer in her own right.

"Novel" is aDIY  recording in which Siskind takes full control from beginning to end, playing all instruments, including some improvised kitchen utencils for percussion.  It's a blend of Folk and Country, possessing tracks that can rock and others that make you chill, all the while being amazed at this girls talent.

Well worth exploring her other albums too.

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"Take Me"

"Crying on a Plane"

Similar artists:

Shawn Colvin

Jonatha Brooke

The Story


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07 May 2016 

Little Green Cars "Ephemera"

Release date: 11 March 2016

Label: Glassnote


Little Green Cars are a five piece Indie/Rock band from Dublin Ireland.

This is their second full length release and one in which they demonstrate their worthyness to receive as much airplay as the likes of fellow Irish bands as Villagers and Kodaline.

Ephemera is named after a W. B. Yeats poem, meaning fading love, which sets the tone for this quality album

Steve Appleby and Faye O'Rourke's harmonious vocals will draw you in with tender emotion, accompanied by subtle ryhthmic drums that beguile and before you know it you'll be reaching for the repeat button on your player.

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"Easier Day"

"The Song They Play Every Night"


Similar artists:



Mylo Green

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03 May 2016 

Galapaghost "I Never Arrived"

Release date: 9 January 2016

Label: Self


Galapaghost is the project of American born Alt/Folk singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist Casey Chandler.

It's a stunning album from beginning to end, with production quality worthy of the most accomplished studios anywhere.

It's a work of the artists own self doubt and humility, which is strange in itself, as, with "I Never Arrived",  this guy has created something quite outstanding!

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"Science of Lovers"

"Salt Lake City"

"I Never Arrived"

Similar artists:

Lake Forest

Low Roar

Folly and the Hunter

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02 May 2016 
Applewood Road Applewood Road"

Release date: 12 February 2016

Label: Gearbox Records


Australian Contemporary Folk singer/songwriter Emily Barker teams up with American artists Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace to make up this 3 part harmony outfit.

The self titled album was recorded with a single microphone between the trio onto analogue tape, creating a natural vintage ambiance.

You can imagine yourself gently rocking away on the stoop on a Summers evening while this record floats around you gradually easing the days stress  away with its simplicity.

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"Applewood Road"

"Loving Eyes"

"Home Fires"

Similar artists:

Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo

Joan Shelly

The Weather Station


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01 May 2016 
Kathleen Edwards "Voyageur"

Release date: 23 January 2012

Label: Rounder


Kathleen Edwards is a Canadian Country/Rock artist and "Voyageur" is her fourth studio recording.

Much has been made of the fact that this record has been produced by Justin Vernon AKA Bon Iver, but to reassure die hard Edwards fans, apart from the odd vocal contribution, his influence is minimal.

It's a highly accessible album with breezey summery melodies and beautifully earnest heartfelt ballads.

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"Pink Champagne"

"Empty Threat"

"House Full of Empty Rooms"

Similar artists:

Patty Griffin

Josh Ritter

Sarah Harmer


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30 Apr 2016 
Gabe Dixon "Turns to Gold"

Release date: 8 April 2016

Label: olling Ball Records


Gabe Dixon is an American Rock/Pop singer/songwriter who has been around for a number of years now, but "Turns to Gold" is only his second full length release.

It's a sumptious set of uplifting melodies with rich musical arrangements, crafting out heartfelt lines of love and romance.

Listen on Spotify


"Holding Her Freedom"

"One Thing"

Similar artists:

The Franklyn Electric

Gryphon House


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26 Apr 2016 
Serafyn "Quantum Leap"

Release date: 6 March 2015

Label: Real Music


Serafyn are a 5 piece Indie/Folk band from Switzerland and Quantum Leap is their debut recording.

It's a mini album containing 7 tracks, 7 tracks of pure quality!

It's evocative, intimate, weaving meloncholic Chamber Folk melodies with a distinctive autumnal mood.

Listen on Spotify

"The Netherlands"

"Go Down North"

"Take to the Skies"

Similar artists:

Kings of Convenience

November December

Charity Children

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21 Apr 2016 

Autumn Shade "Isabelle Has Wings"

Release date: 6 November 2013

Label: CD Baby


Autumn Shade are known as a Folk/Avant/Gard band from Tulsa Oklahoma.

They are made up of a marriage of Jes Lenee's piano prowess, gypsy accordion, angelic, intimate vocals and folk-inspired guitar strumming imbued in a heady
instrumental ambiance of melodic strings, 3 part harmonies, eerie banjo, and gypsy accordion finished off with the intensely beautiful visuals of their
live painter, Derick Snow.
They have been described numerous times as atmospheric, sepia toned, haunting, melodic, intense, and magic ancient folk.

Listen on Spotify


"Meadows to Ashes"


Similar artists:


Odin Dragonfly

Mishaped Pearls


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19 Apr 2016 
Justin Sullivan "Navigating By the Stars"

Release date: 03 December 2003

Label: Atack Attack


Bradford born Justin Sullivan, lead member of Post/Punk band New Model Army,, with "Navigating By the Stars", has made, what would be acclaimed if recorded by a more well known artist, as a Classic album.

Deeply rich and atmospheric, this recording will toss you on an ocean of emotion, one minute boyed on a wave of euphorea, the next becalmed on a sea of tranquility.

Listen on Spotify

"Ocean Rising"

"Ghost Train"


Similar artists:

James Yorkston

Elliot Smith

Eddie Vedder


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17 Apr 2016 
The Lumineers "Cleopatra"

Release date: 8 April 2016

Label: Decca


Denver based trio, The Lumineers bring us the eagerly awaited follow up to their highly acclaimed self titled recording.

"Cleopatra" is a less commercialy appealing album, but this is in no way detremental to it's overall quality, in fact, for some, including myself,  it's attraction will be even more enhanced.

It's a consistantly strong recording, in which it's hard to find fault with.  Wesley Really's distinctive lead vocals are at the heart of each finely crafted melody.

Listen on Spotify

"Sleep on the Floor"



Similar artists:

Mumford and Sons

Bears Den

Matthew and the Atlas


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16 Apr 2016 

Amos Lee "Last Days at the Lodge"

Release date: 24 June 2008

Label: Blue Note


Amos Lee is an American  Contemporary singer/songwriter from Philidelfia.  His style is a blend of Soul, Blues and Folk.

This is his third full length release.  It's a recording that builds on his previous albums, adding light strokes of strings, with sharp guitar work and mellow heartfelt soulful grooves, which is Best described as a combo of James Taylor and Al Green, pretty high praise indeed.

Listen on Spotify

"Baby I Want You"


"Better Days"

Similar artists:

James Taylor

Bill Withers

Terry Callier

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13 Apr 2016 
Philip Selway "Familial"

Release date: 30 August 2010

Label: Bella Union


In 2010 former drummer of legendary Indie band Radio Head, Philip Selway released his debut solo recording, "Familial".

It's an endearing acoustic affair, self penned drawing on deep felt emotions of family life after the death of his Mother a few years earlier.

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"By Some Miracle"

"A Simple Life"

"Broken Promises"

Similar artists:

Alexi Murdoch

Scott Matthews

Ben Howard


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10 Apr 2016 
Dark Dark Dark "Who Needs Who"

Release date: 1 October 2012

Label: Melodic


Dark Dark Dark are an American Folk/Pop band headed up by lead vocalist Nona Invie.

Their musical influences are a blend of deep South Jazz, Americana, Folk with a generous helping of Pop sensibility.

"Who Needs Who" is their third full length release... It is an album that focus's on the break up of a relationship, with more than a nod to a couple of leading ban members.

Packed full of strong compelling melodies with the Piano at the heart of most compositions, adding drama to an already atmospheric recording.

Listen on Spotify

"Meet in the Dark"

"Who Needs Who"

"Tell Me"

Similar artists:

The Leisure Society

Josephine Foster

Jadea Kelly


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08 Apr 2016 

Mark Rogers and Mary Byrne "I Line My Days Along Your Weight"

Release date: 14 October 2014

Label: Important


"During the coldest days of January 2014, Brooklyn duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne recorded their debut, I Line My Days Along Your Weight, as a true duet: facing each other inches apart, intent upon listening.  They wove together archaic instruments – baritone acoustic, tricone resonator, golden-era flattop, space-age lap steel, upright piano, and hundred-year-old mandolin – into a vibrant new strain".

 "All the songs were recorded live to two-inch analog tape, the studio equivalent of tightrope-walking without a net.  Mark and Mary later added minimal touches of lap steel, piano, and electric guitar, but essentially what you hear is what they performed together, start to finish.  With Mary’s emphatic, unaffected singing and Mark’s deeply expressive, contextual fingerstyle, this striking debut invites listeners into a space most intimate, and most human".

Listen on Spotify

"First Fall Night"

"A Racing Heart"

"When Your Elders Are Tall"

Similar artists:

Mariee Sioux

Alela Diane

Penny and Sparrow

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06 Apr 2016 

CocoRosie "Heartache City"

Release date: 16 October 2015

Label: Lost Girl Records


CocoRosie is an American musical group formed by sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" Casady. The sisters were born and raised in the United

Their music has been called "Freak Folk" incorperating a blend of Folk, Pop and electronica.

CocoRosie began as a
with Sierra singing, playing the guitar, piano and harp, and Bianca singing and manipulating various children's toys, electronic, percussion instruments,
Wind Instruments, as well as other exotic noisemakers. They subsequently added various backing musicians, usually a bassist and keyboard player.

Abstract and compelling is the best way to describe "Heartache City".  It's totally weird, but strangely seductive and addictive.

Listen on Spotify

"Lost Girls"

"Lucky Clover"

"Heartache City"

Similar artists:

Anthony and the Johnsons

My Brightest Diamond

Bat For Lashes


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03 Apr 2016 

Lori Mckenna "Numbered Doors"

Release date: 23 September 2014

Label: Hoodie Songs


Lori Mckenna is an American Country singer/songwriter from Massachusetts.  She isn't one of those artists that immediately spring to mind when thinking of female performers of that genre, but she has consistantly produced quality work throughout her recording career and this hasn't gone unnoticed by her piers, with the likes of Faith Hill having taking advantage of Mckenna's literary tallents on more than one occasion.

"Numbered Doors" displays Lori's bright intellegent songwriting at its best.

Listen on Spotify

"Numbered Doors"

"Rose of Jericho"

"God Never Made One of Us to be Alone"

Similar artists:

Patty Griffin

Catherine Mclellan

Caitlin Canty

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01 Apr 2016 
Jason Isbell "Southeastern"

Release date: 7 October 2013

Label: Southeastern Records


Jason Isbell is an Alt/Country singer/songwriter from Alabama U.S.A.

Whilst "Southeastern" isn't his latest release, I personally favour it over 2015's "Something More Than Free" and I think the general consensis of opinion agree that they are both fine recordings, but the former is better.

This album is a defining moment in Isbell's life, one in which he has battled his demons and come out victorius.  It's a confessional record in which he lays bare his emotions through his period of addiction and torture.

Listen on Spotify

"Travelling Alone"


"Cover Me Up"

Similar artists:

Ryan Adams

Lucinda Williams

Bruce Springsteen


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29 Mar 2016 
Liz Durrett "The Mezzanine"

Release date: 1 August 2005

Label: Warm


Liz Durrett is an American Indie/Folk singer/songwriter from Georgia and "the Mezanine" is one of three full length recordings to date.

It's a smouldering intimate, mood laidened  album with little more than Durrett's slightly husky tones, acoustic guitars and atmospheric percussion.

She ruminates on her life, growing up in the deep South in the town of Athens capturing the mood perfectly.

Listen on Spotify

"Knives at the Wall"


"The Mezzanine"

Similar artists:

Emily Jane White

Mariee Sioux

Alela Diane


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27 Mar 2016 
Arborea "Fortress of the Sun"

Release date: 20 May 2013

Label: E S P Disk


Arborea are an American Alt/Folk duo made up of Buck and Shanti Curran.

Their fifth full length release, "Fortress of the Sun" is a psycadelic affair, blending pure poetry with gorgious instrumentation.

Shanti's angelic hushed vocals hang in the ether accompanied by heavenly acoustics making this an album for quiet contemplation.

Listen on Spotify

"Pale Horse Phantasm"

"Daughters of Man"

"After the Flood, Only Love Remains"

Similar artists:

Autumn Shade

Odin Dragonfly

Mariee Sioux



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26 Mar 2016 

Lanterns on the Lake "Beings"

Release date: 13 November 2015

Label: Bella Union


Lanterns on the Lake are a 5 piece Indie/Rock band from Newcastle UponTyne and "Beings" is their critically acclaimed third full length release.

With "Beings" the band have pushed the boundaries of their cinematic soundscape, making them one of the Country's most potent exponents of their genre.

Surely it's only a matter of time before they are mentioned in the same breath as Florence + the Machine!

Listen on Spotify



"Through the Cellar Door"

Similar artists:


Florence + the Machine

Dark Dark Dark

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22 Mar 2016 
Katie Kim "Cover and Flood"

Release date: 1 March 2012

Label: Self



Katie Kim, born Katie Sullivan, is an Alt/Folk singer/songwriter from Waterford Ireland.

"Cover and Flood" is an album born of an ethereal imagination, with haunting vocals and soundscapes.

It's an authentic recording of innovative musicianship with dark, brooding piano, cello, acoustic guitar and a healthy dose of synthetic music.

Close your eyes and just drift away.

Listen on Spotify


"The Feast"

"Your Mountains"

Similar artists:



Lanterns on the Lake


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    20 Mar 2016 
    The Black Feathers "Soaked to the Bone"

    Release date: 26 February 2016

    Label: Blue House Music


    Gloucestershire based Folk/Americana duo, The Black Feathers are man and wife Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler.

    Building on from their well received 2014 EP "Strangers We Meet", the pair bring us their debut full length recording "Soaked to the Bone".

    Perfectly intertwined harmonies, these two were born to sing together...The album is soaked with emotion, at times heartaching in it's beauty, with no little rawness in it's outpouring of confessional lyrics.

    Essentially the record is rooted in English Folk, but with the occasional nod to Americana.

    Listen on Spotify

    "Winter Moves In"

    "Down by the River"

    "Make You Feel My Love"

    Similar artists:

    The Civil Wars

    Adam Holmes

    The Native Siblin


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    19 Mar 2016 

    Inge Thomson "Da Fishing Hands"

    Release date: 23 March 2015

    Label: Inge Thomson Music


    Inge Thomson is a native of the beautiful Fair Isles which is the inspiration of this, her sophomore release.

    "Da Fishing Hands" is a marine term meaning an area of sea where fishermen are likely to have a successful catch and the album is an expression underlining the locals environmental concerns of the Island's fears for it's future.

    Inge's crystal clear vocals, innovative style and her late Sister's insightful lyrics have made this recording a must listen for those of us who love Folk music and care about the World we live in.

    Listen on Spotify

    Vimeo featuring 3 songs from the album with commentary from Inge Thomson

    Similar artists:

    Mishaped Pearls

    Miranda Sykes

    Karine Polwart

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    17 Mar 2016 
    Vetiver "Complete Strangers"

    Release date: 24 March 2015

    Label: Easy Sound


    Vetiver are a San Fransisco based Alt/Rock band headed up by lead singer/songwriter Andy Cabic.

    This featured recording is the latest in a long line, possessing the band's distinctive laid back sound, a perfect antidote to todays mass produced egotistical Pop artists.

    A subtle blend of synthetic and acoustic instruments, combined with wistful vocals telling of tales about people attempting to find their way in life despite lifes trials.

    Listen on Spotify

    "Current Carry"

    "Loose Ends"

    "Stranger Still"

    Similar artists:

    Jose Gonzales


    M. Ward

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    13 Mar 2016 
    Mishaped Pearls "Thamesis"

    Release date: 26 May 2014

    Label: Misshapen Records


    Mishaped Pearls were formed in 2009 by songwriter Jed Flood and Mezzo Soprano Manuela Schuette and "Thamesis" is their third release.

    This highly atmospheric recording consists of original and traditional Folk music all performed in a beautifully fresh presentation.  Taking the listener on a journey down Old Father Thames, the album sometimes meanders like a babbling brook, or flows like a fast tide, it's as wide and varied as each swirling current, always interesting an never dull.

    Manuela's vocals are most definitely the most striking feature, but the musical arrangement aren't far behind.  Soaring strings, subtle percussion and an array of deftly picked acoustics all go towards making this a top quality LP.

    Listen on Spotify

    "Cornish Girl"


    "6 Dukes"

    Similar artists:

    Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston

    Lisa Knapp

    Maz O'Connor


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