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08 Dec 2016 


Jess Vincent "Shine"



Release date: 25 September 2015



Label: Hatsongs Records



Website: www.jessvincentsings.com



Jess Vincent is an English Contemporary Folk singer/songwriter from Wiltshire and one of the brightest up and coming talents in the field.



"Shine" is her third full length release and probably her most adventurous to date.  It's an album of skillfully crafted songs based on real life characters, such as the track "Wind on the Downs" based on a poem by Marian Allen about the loss of her loved one during World War I.



Jess's soaring vocals accompanied by some beautiful musicianship, Cello, guitar, banjo and accordian, will guide you through the 45 minutes of this recording, leaving you wishing for more.



I highly recommend her earlier recordings too.



Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/2kuHIlGNTnXOm4Yqfa36jN



www.youtube.com/watch?v=74B6Bw1pcxE



"Shine"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2p2f3AIPMQ



"Love Me True"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mlT0TagBaY



"Run Senor Run"



Similar artists:



Reg Meuross



Kim Lowings and the Greenwood



Hannah Sanders



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06 Dec 2016 
The Pineapple Thief "Your Wilderness"


Release date: 12 August 2016


Label: Scope Music


Website: www.pineapplethief.com


As regular readers of this blog, you will be aware it's rare that I feature anything considered to be Rock music, but at times you have to make exceptions and the British band, The Pineapple Thief, from Yeovil, Somerset,  have produced an album worthy of graceing these pages.


For true Prog Rock fans, "Your Wilderness" maybe seen to be too mello to fit the genre, but this is what certainly appeals to this listener and hopefully will appeal to you too.


It may well be on the softside, but be assured it doesn't lack thunderous moments.  Quite a few tracks start quietly, gradually building into a magestic  montage of guitar and drums. Atop all the fine instrumentation is lead singer Bruce Soord's excellent crystal clear vocals.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/6vHzKdfUbQfVv8b6gsXLrk


www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LTh10MHMOo


"InExile"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxYFXw5I45A


"No Man's Land"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T1wb4GAaf0


"Fend For Yourself"


Similar artists:


Porcupine Tree


Radio Head


Dry the River



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04 Dec 2016 
Kate Wolf "Poets Heart"


Original release date: 1985


Website: www.katewolf.com


The late American Folk singer/songwriter, Kate Wolf left a legacey of beautiful music and her final studio recording, "Poets Heart" typifies the beauty and sensability of her writing.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/2d8VgMQsVLUQvSAFaz0NQk


www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1pvzyXcTro


Full album stream


Similar artists:


Tracy Grammer


Eliza Gilkysen


Antj Dubicot


 



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03 Dec 2016 
Greylag "Greylag"


Release date: 14 October 2014


Label: Dead Oceans


Website: www.facebook.com/greylagmusic/


Folk/Rock band Greylag, based in Portland, Oregan, are made up of Andrew Stonestreet, Daniel Dixon and Brady Swan.


The self titled long player is their debut offering and one full of promise.  It possesses a vintage feel about it, with shades of Crosby Still and Nash, but maintains a current feel with echos of the Fleet Foxes.


It's an earthy album with rootsy blue vibes, Country rocking and tasteful west coast harmonies.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/1fJ5A6fN89e4jadlQfvHpq


www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhEhI4QUUgo


"Yours to Shake"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8PcqIHJ3pI


"Another"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQOHSYpLR-s


"Black Skies"


Similar artists:


Field Report


The Barr Brothers


Mimiking Birds



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30 Nov 2016 

David Francey and Mike Ford "Seaway"

Release date: 3 November 2009

Label: Laker Music

Website: www.davidfrancey.com

David Francey is a three-time Juno Award winning singer and songwriter who is a favorite on the folk circuit in Canada, The US and beyond. Mike Ford, late
of Moxy Fruvous, is a singer/songwriter and educator whose songs bring aspects and events of Canadian history and geography to life as recipient of the
Ontario Arts Council Artist In Education grant. A few years back Francey and Ford spent several weeks traveling the Great Lakes aboard the M.V. Algoville,
taking in the life of a seaman and writing songs. Some of the fruit of that trip has finally been released on the collaborative album Seaway.

It's a highly atmospheric album that will draw you in and make you blieve you were there too.

Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/0gMNiIPZQcA1CeBnC4QTYs

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWl0DyTTrkY

"Banks of the Seaway"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVkOViC_is4

"Ashtabula"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMLLsvxtay4

"A Thousand Miles"

Similar artists:

Ewan Mclennan

Jeffrey Foucault

Mark Erelli

 


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27 Nov 2016 
Tracy Grammer "Book of Sparrows"


Release date: 23 December 2007


Label: Tracy Grammer Music


Website: www.tracy Grammer.com


Tracy Grammer is an American Contemporary Folk singer/songwriter from Florida.


Up until 2002, Grammer was part of a Folk duo, Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer.  It was Carter's wish that Tracy sing most of the songs which gave her the impetus to carry on performing after his death.


"Book of Sparrows" is a finely crafted mini album of 7 songs containing pure gentle poetry. 


Although mainly covers of others, this lady makes them her own, further enhancing her reputation as one of America's best female artists of the genre.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/0aWCu0hqIBiEa0wdWPkFV4


www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRPS72pVLBdvl2J_LL2WEV4R8tKSo6C-G


Full album stream


Similar artists:


Sonya Cotton


Lucy Kaplansky


Meg Hutchinson



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25 Nov 2016 

Gravenhurst "The Ghost in Daylight"

Release date: 30 April 2012

Label: Warp Records

Website: www.gravenhurstmusic.com

Gravenhurst was the musical pseudonym of the English, Bristol based  singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and journalist Nicholas John Talbot (14
May 1977 – 2 December 2014 when he died just aged 37.

 The release of The Ghost in Daylight in 2012 saw the formation of a new three-piece
Gravenhurst Ensemble, featuring Rachel Lancaster on vocals, bass guitar and keyboards, and Claire Adams on vocals and percussion. Talbot also performed
solo with a guitar and phrase-sampling, looping and droning devices.
It's a dark atmospheric album combining harmony laidened tracks with intricately picked guitar, occasionally developing into more Rock orientated sequences.

A real gem of a find.

Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/7GY6Xa8AVJwm1QaNQN0kvI

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp7GRlyLzAk

"The Foundry"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MVqg2gB6EA

"In Miniature"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4n5NG3VgAg

"The Prize"

Similar artists:

Nick Drake

Barzin

Mark Kozelek

 


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24 Nov 2016 

The Sweeplings "Rise and Fall"

Release date: 7 August 2015

Label: Independent

Website: www.thesweeplings.com


Whitney Dean and Cami Bradley make up the Alabama based Folk/Pop duo The Sweeplings.

"Rise and Fall" is their debut full length recording.  It's a feel good album, that richly paints a cinematic soundscape  with sweet melodies and even sweeter harmonies. 

It trends the rise and fall of their lives, following the journey of who they are and who they will become.

Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/6yd06iwm4KwHxy13l4YDXO

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYQkRb1a-zM

"Long Way Around"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BnRyb1puIA

"Carry Me Home"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdHkkkg8shM

"Under Your Spell"

Similar artists:

The Civil Wars

Handsome and Gretyl

Penny and Sparrow

 


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23 Nov 2016 


King Charles "Gamble For A Rose"



Release date: 22 January 2016



Label: Buffalo Gang



Website: www.kingcharlesmusic.com



King Charles, born Charles Costa is an award winning  London based Alt/Folk singer/songwriter who with his sophomore full length release, "Gamble For A Rose", he has returned to his roots, bringing the listener a raw, more mature recording.



It's brim full of slow burning songs that build to infectious melodies, not unlike Mumford and Sons, which isn't surprising as the album is produced by Marcus Mumford.



Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/2m7HIJEYualrBm7WAvcmZA



www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-XcSoAVCYU



"Loose Change for the Boatman"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSBvVOzLKjg



"Choke"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzituemkSuk



"Gamble for a Rose"



Similar artists:



Mumford and Sons



Dry the River



Noah and the Whale






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18 Nov 2016 

Sweet Liberties "Sweet Liberties"

Release date: 7 October 2016

Label: Quercus Records

Website:

www.folkbytheoak.com/sweet-liberties

Sweet Liberties is a new 14-track album that charts Britain's social and political journey through the eyes of some of the country's leading folk singer
songwriters and musicians. From the original 2015 commission by Folk by the Oak and the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), in partnership with
the House of Commons as part of the 2015 Anniversaries: Parliament in the Making programme, these new and original songs celebrate 800 years of the pursuit
of democracy. Sweet Liberties features a line up of musicians with a strong pedigree. Among the tracks, 'The Welsh Springsteen' Martyn Joseph pays tributes
to fellow countrymen Nye Bevan and Dic Penderyn, and BBC Folk Singer of the Year (2015) Nancy Kerr weaves subjects including the Magna Carta, Human Rights
Act, women's suffrage and slavery into compelling and heartfelt songs. Sam Carter showcases his storytelling skills to examine the struggle against slavery.
One of the freshest voices on the contemporary folk scene Maz O'Connor brings history firmly into the present day with her reflections on the Poor Law
and race relations. Backed by talented instrumentalists Patsy Reid (formerly of Breabach) and Nick Cooke (Mawkin, Kate Rusby Band).

This is a unique album of thought provoking, highly original and relevant new music.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXjugCnLtdY

"Broad Waters"www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCp0n0_-blM

"Dic Penderyn"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw5qF3hf_6o

"Written On My Skin"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSDrF3drPQo

"Am I Not a Man or a Brother?"

Similar artists:

The Elizabethan Session

Songs of Separation

Jackie Oates


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17 Nov 2016 

Haroula Rose "Here the Blue River"

Release date: 25 March 2016

Label: Little Bliss Records

Website: www.facebook.com/haroularose

Chicago born, Los Angeles based Haroula Rose is a multi talented artist, writing for or film and TV as well as being a fine singer/songwriter.

"Here the Blue River" is a departure from the acoustic folk of Rose s debut LP, with smoky, haunting production complementing her alluring voice and magnetic
storytelling.  Inspired by post-apocalyptic imagery, nostalgia, Greek mythology, and meteor showers,
Rose sings about creation and destruction, and the ebb and flow of life.
Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/76EZTx8BZtBU0zHA2u7Ald

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt9b8WOJPis

"This Old House"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3LWhDeYEBw

"Moon and Waves"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=klelSCUly7U

"Songbird"

Similar artists:

Lia Icis

Lauren Shera

Caitlin Canty

 


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13 Nov 2016 

Charm of Finches "Staring at the Starry Ceiling"

Release date: 29 July 2016

Label: Independant

Website: www.charmoffinchesband.com
Charm of Finches are sister "dream folk"duo Mabel and Ivy, aged 16 and 14. They live in Melbourne, Australia, and produce harmony-laden chamber tinged
folk for the famished soul.

Their debut album "Staring at the Starry Ceiling" features the duo's signature angelic sibling harmonies, with a distinct chamber-folk flavour coming from
the instrumentation: cello, violin, guitar, ukulele, lyre, banjo, piano, glockenspiel: all played by the sisters, played and performed with a maturity that belies their young age.

Listen on Spotify  open.spotify.com/album/6fg22zXxUkDKFdbxXvwjy6

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecdtgr236ME

"Home"

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb9TO5e7iEk

"Paper and Ink"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoQpLe64pXc

"Sky Watching"

Similar artists:

The Mae Trio

Lucy Wise

Sarah Blasko 


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11 Nov 2016 
Leonard Cohen "Popular Problems"


Release date: 19 September 2014


Label: Columbia


Website: www.leornardcohen.com


Leonard Cohen was a Canadian Folk singer/songwriter, but first and formost, he was a Poet.


Sadly he passed away today at the age of 82.  Therefore I thought it only right I feature the man who enriched so many peoples lives with his words and music.


"Popular Problems" is his 13th studio recording and to my mind one that's more accessible than earlier albums for those of you to hear who may not be that familiar with his works.


Cohen's distinctive deep rich vocals and slow bluesy instrumentation make for a perfect late night listen, but make sure you've got a glass of your favourite red, or single malt to complete the ambiance.


Listen on Spotify  open.spotify.com/album/1WkGbKUjhOMru7uYl25jJb


www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WQ2vXv-aq8


"Slow"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VYXECtjOos


"Almost Like the Blues"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM73bER7vC4


Never Mind"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIZDvnJOf8s


"Born in Chains"


Similar artists:


Nick cave and the Bad Seeds


Tom Waits


Joni Mitchell


 



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09 Nov 2016 
Ben Ottewell "Shapes and Shadows"


Release date: 7 February 2011


Label: Eat Sleep Records


Website: www.benottewell.com


Ben Ottewell may be better known as the lead singer for the Southport Indie band Gomez, but in 2011 he released his first solo recording "Shapes and Shadows".


On this album it's evident that Ottwell has matured both musically and lyrically, crafting richly heartfelt songs rangeing from  separation to reaching ones goals no matter the odds.


Highly recommended.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/53BsFGXeG8iTIl0PWcXhrz


www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mderan4ezPM


"Chicago"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-lzRNnzVy4


"Lightbulbs"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvc0FahbZ9Q


"Shapes and Shadows"


Similar artists:


Mark Kozelek


Kurt Vile


Gomez



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06 Nov 2016 
Odetta Hartman"


Release date: 2 October 2015


Label: Northern Spy Records


Website: odettahartman.bandcamp.com/album/222


Odetta Hartman is a New York based Experimental/Folk singer/songwriter, who with this her debut full length record, pushes the boundaries of conventional Folk music, adding a variety of glitches to the acoustic mix.


A really refreshing album.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/0FRWio6Rx37fyPEBj5BmpI


www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXYw5iJKMVo


"Dreamcatchers"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfEkiBoxZW8


"Lucky Dog"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNVzRH7uQmQ


"Hard Wired"


Similar artists:


Lera Lyn


Twin Bandit


Caroline Rose



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05 Nov 2016 
Twin Bandit "For You"


Release date: 29 June 2015


Label: Network


Website: www.twinbandit.com


Contemporary Folk Canadian duo Hannah Walker and Jamie Elliott make up Twin Bandit and with "For You", bring us their impressive debut full length recording.


It swiftly  becomes evident that the ladies have a musical chemistry that would normally be found between sibling artists, which is particularly amazing, as they've only known each other for a couple of years.


At times Folk veers into Country, but no less enjoyable for all that.


The album possesses chilled induced harmonies that will transport the listener to warm Summer evenings relaxing in the back garden with some home made lemonade.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/3yOtF3dBIwBnmZ09NZPJOA


www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz7bZ2Y0QR0


"Rosalyn"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=cymGDRnxq68


"For You"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBoNYeLZiTo


"Zephyr"


Similar artists:


The Staves


The Wailin Jennys


Hem


 



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31 Oct 2016 
Avalanche City "Our New Life Above the Ground"


Release date: 4 April 2011


Label: Warner Music NZ


Website: www.avalanchecity.com


Avalanch City is the monicker of Indie/Folk artist, Dave Baxter, from Auckland New Zealand.


Debut full length recording, "Our New Life Above the Ground" was first issued as a free download, swiftly went viral and Baxter was soon recruited by a major record label.


It's a vibrant feel good album, with Dave Baxter responsible for superb multi instrumentation, infectious melodies and his potent vocals that are central to the overall mood of this impressive debut.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/4OTZdN48fJyQlPvs2f1OdD


www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWzzbuJJYQc


"Love Love Love"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpdbjg2yed0


"Sunset"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObfoJfYI7jY


"You and I"


Similar artists:


Bears Den


Cry Monster Cry


The Lumineers



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29 Oct 2016 
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions "Bavarian Fruit Bread"


Release date: 23 October 2001


Label: Rough Trade America


Website: www.hopesandoval.com


Former member of the band Mazzy Star, Hope Sandoval is a Californian Alt/Folk singer/songwriter, who in 2001 released her highly acclaimed debut solo recording "Bavarian Fruit Bread".


It's a magical album of dreamy vocals, hazy guitars and light touches of glockenspiel and harmonica.


Ideal for late night listening and a glass of single malt.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/7JAh6mfXLsGojvj9a4fnDT


www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gkf3woCRac


"Butterfly Mornings"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCXdnHa508M


"Suzanne"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=wytFF1PRi0o


"Feeling of Gaze"


Similar artists:


Mazzy Star


Sumie


Sianna Plavin


 



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28 Oct 2016 


Owls of the Swamp "Go With River"



Release date: 15 May 2011



Label: Labelship



Website: www.owlsoftheswamp.com



Australian troubadour Pete Uhlenbruch, aka Owls of the Swamp wrote this, his second full length recording, whilst holed up in a beach hut and despite such basic surroundings he managed to produce a beautiful acoustic Folk/Pop long player.



"Go With River" features a delicately picked guitar, along with Uhlenbruch's meloncholic tones, augmented by sweetly layered textured strings.



A bittersweet album that should be cherrished and a part of your music collection.



Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/79xZ1itDZTdwbrRJ2VMj80



www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkQmILbFQSg



"So Far Away"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=up_gRIUPJHs



"Long May You Run"



gaming.youtube.com/watch?v=RQVJjRtASc4&list=PL9A5CAAF2E3ACFF77



"Pyramid"



Similar artists:



Iron and Wine



Firekites



Rue Royale



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26 Oct 2016 

Johnnyswim "Georgica Pond"

Release date: 14 October 2016

Label: Big Picnic Records

Website: www.johnnyswim.com

Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez make up the American Soul/Folk duo JOHNNYSWIM. The pair met in Nashville in 2005, instituting a songwriting partnership not long afterward.
They clicked together musically and personally, beginning a romantic relationship along with their creative connection.

"Georgica Pond" is their sophomore full length release.  It's a sumptuous album mapping the highs and lows of married life with its heartaches and rewards along the way.

Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/7ijL8KF5a1FTAmXU8X33Y3

www.youtube.com/watch?v=06CcrnFctlo

"Summer Time Romance"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIcUFL_xOqA

"Touching Heaven"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=58-b3YhDTJM

"Georgica Pond"

Similar artists:

The Civil Wars

Dark Dark Dark

The Oh Hellos


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23 Oct 2016 
Jennifer Castle "Pink City"


Release date: 8 September 2014


Label: No Quarter


Website: ...


Canadian Contemporary Folk singer/songwriter, Jennifer Castle, released this, her sophomore full length recording in 2014 and was soon earmarked as an emerging talent, even being likened to the great Joni Mitchell.


It's an engaging set of songs possessing gentle charm and beauty.  Castle's honeyed, slightly husky vocals bestow richly woven tales from the ordinary to the sublime.


I sincerely hope this is the beginning of a long and fruitful career for this young lady.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/6Q6tasDYurDWUIIE5RC14r


www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLCXNT0Shfw


"Pink City"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=qglUTJddwec


"Sailing Away"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc0LTrw-mlc


"Nature"


Similar artists:


The Weather Station


Nadia Reid


Joan Shelly



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19 Oct 2016 
Tom McRae "From the Lowlands"


Release date: 15 April 2013


Label: Cooking Vinyl


Website: www.tommcrae.com


Tom McRae is an English Indie/Rock singer/songwriter from Chelmsford in Essex.


13 years ago McRae released his self titled debut full length record to rave reviews, but subsequent recordings for some reason failed to garner similar acclaim.


However, his last offering "From the Lowlands" marks a return to his very best work and very special too.


The album consists of deeply personal stories,, Tom's compelling vocals being the focal point amidst a limited amount of instrumentation.


Highly recommended!


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/3L4P9Rta8j5imko5cXtt9f


www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RnRhQe6aFc


"Lately's All I Know"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=qspTwiwhZFc


"Alphabet of Hurricans"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL22Y8YFOLc


"Nothing on the Dry Land"


Similar artists:


Scott Matthews


Steven Fretwell


Beth Orten


 



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18 Oct 2016 
Adam Torres "Pearls to Swines"


Release date: 3 September 2016


Label: Fat Possum Records


Website: www.adamtorres.tv


Adam Torres is an American Indie/Folk singer/songwriter from Albuquerque, who after a gap of 10 years from his debut recording, "Nova Nostra", brings us a much anticipated follow up with "Pearls to Swine".


Torres's folsetto soars with aching beauty over languid images of rural Americana landscapes, mingled with dusty acoustic reflections on  the elemental side of life.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/0R1Jrf5J6B4dr9dpjSoUi1


www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0iCRn936Hg


"Juniper Arms"


www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/08/adam-torres-some-beast-will-find-you-by-name.html


"Some Beast Will Find You By Name"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rzNV_WyDvE


"Outlans"


Similar artists:


Jennifer Castle


Chris Staples


Leif Volebek



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16 Oct 2016 


Steven Wilson "Transience"



Release date 4 September 2015



Label: Burning Shed Records



Website: www.stevenwilson.com



Steven Wilson is a Progressive/Rock singer/songwriter from Kingston Upon Thames and founder member of the Rock band Porcupine Tree.



Now a World acclaimed artist in his own right, Wilson has gone on to release 7 full length recordings and "Transience" is his latest offering.



Essentially it's a best of, rerecorded, but I prefer to call it a sampler, giving you a taste of his works and what genius this man is capable of.



For those of you who aren't aquainted with Wilson's music, it's been described as somewhere between Pink Floyd and Radio Head, but definitely possesses a style of his own.



Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/4HYdV7zJefH208EGAkbRg4



www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zM4AvAl9gQ



"Transience"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMM2Iqvmu_4



"Lazarus"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=4So6IqFYhbw



"Postcard"



Similar artists:



Porcupine Tree



No Man



The Pineapple Thief






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15 Oct 2016 

Volcano Choir "Repave"



3 September 2013



Label: Jagjaguwar



Website: www.volcanochoir.com



Volcano Choir are a 6 piece Indi/Rock band from Wisconsin U.S.A, with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame, on lead vocals and members of the Post/Rock band Collection of Colony of Bees making up the rest.



For fans of Bon Iver, you won't be altogether disappointed with what you hear on "Repave".  It's an album with vigor, memorable hooks and melodies that will stick in your mind.  Vernon's vocals seep through, layered over tightly structured tunes and at times, arena filling soundscapes.



Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/589MwkeuVyR5wMAMP07ARA



www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MqA0a5iw5k

"Byegon"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4dZbJHT7_4


"Comrade"


www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ_m4vM_8rSaMcSUBlZN4qc80BBHHJQ2J


Full album stream



Similar artists:


Bon Iver



Other Lives



The National






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13 Oct 2016 
Jennifer Warnes "Famous Blue Raincoat, The Songs of Leonard Cohen, 20th Anniversary Edition"


Release date: 9 August 2007 


Label: Shout Factory


Website: www.jenniferwarnes.com


This classic album, originally released in 1987, on the 20th anniversary edition it has received a makeover, having been digitally remastered and supplied with 4 bonus tracks.


Cohen's sophisticated poetry allied with Warnes's cultured vocals are a recipie for what has become, in some circles, an iconic recording.


For those of you who aren't familiar with either artists work, you're in for a treat and for those of you who are, you will be equally delighted with the new version of this long player.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/3658N94yX3heWmnz4BToOA


www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPlpxHhzSp0


"Famous Blue Raincoat"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0rZ2CPCYBQ


"First We Take Manhatton"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAMdyaG5B_0


"Song of Bernadette"


Similar artists:


Beth Nielsen Chapman


Linda Ronstadt


Carly Simon


 



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10 Oct 2016 


Billie Marten "Writing of Blues and Yellows"



Release date: 23 September 2016



Label: RCA



Website: www.billiemarten.com



I reviewed this young lady a couple of years ago with one of her EP's, at the time she was only 15 and promised much!



I can confirm, now with the release of her debut long player, she has delivered.



"Writing of Blues and Yellows" is beautifully crafted, floorlessly delicate and deeply intrespective.  It examines Billie's hopes and fears, whilst drawing on imagery from her upbringing in the Yorkshire Dales with its rain soaked an windswept landscapes.



Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/3WHmv6ghPoM7oA0rP6jMkT



www.youtube.com/watch?v=smX6xCPDbrE



"Bird"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNAmwWBy0nw



"Milk and Honey"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vmD-4j5UMo



"Lionhearted"



Similar artists:



Annie Eve



Siv Jakobsen



Soak






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05 Oct 2016 
Julien Baker "Sprained Ankle"


Release date: "23 October 2015


Label: 6131 Records


Website: N.A


21 year old Alt/Rock singer/songwriter, Julien Baker is from Memphis, Tennessee and with "Sprained Ankle", she brings us her debut long player.


It's a coming of age album brimming with raw emotion and the fragility of youth.  Julien sings accompanied solely by a starkly picked guitar and the occasional drumbeat, delivering each song with heartfelt sincerity.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/4dRzxZm69k9s0nzKmKb8Gj


www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmGVIvf8Q6s


"Sprained Ankle"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHkQ20iqNRU


"Vessels"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLhLileFX9k


"Something"


Similar artists:


Lucy Dacus


Sianna Plavin


Jasmine Kennedy


 



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02 Oct 2016 
Heidi Talbot "Here We Go 1, 2, 3"


Release date: 23 September 2016


Label: Navigator Records


Website: www.heiditalbot.com


This is the Irish Folk singer/songwriter's fifth studio recording.  having been co written and produced by highly acclaimed traditional artist in his own right, husband John McCusker, it's probably one of her most personal yet.


The album explores Heidi's life as a Mother, Daughter and performer.  The tenderness with which she delivers each song can only be born out of ones own experiences  and having the birth of her second child and the loss of her Mother in recent years was bound to be a profound influence on this long player.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/60bp82d4JLgFmFzrZQ5bpZ


www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbj5SWrYFiE


"The Year That I Was Born"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tG-C0SJZz0


"Here We Go 1, 2, 3"


Similar artists:


Karine Polwart


Karan Casey


Emily Smith



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01 Oct 2016 
Firekites "The Bowery"


Release date: 28 April 2008


Label: Spunk Own Records


Website: www.firekites.bandcamp.com


Firekites are an Australian Indie/Pop band from New South Wales, made up of two front men, Rod Smith and Tim Mcphee, both multi instrumentalists, are joined by Violinist Jason Tampake and guest vocalist Jane Tyerrell.


"The Bowery" is an album that has  a bit of something for everyone, whether it be the smooth flowing melodies, tight harmonies and even a bit of electro in the mix.


Intricately picked guitars, haunting strings and lightly rythmic drumbeats make this a perfect chill out recording.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/1AZPQ7Ycvum5vzwtn8ZwoS


www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXTceEJNdsA


"Autumn Story"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Td_XNnwbbQ


"Last Ships"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ftZgIhKUec


"Same Suburb, Different Park"


Similar artists:


Isbelles


Fismol


Kings of Convenience



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30 Sep 2016 

Chelsea Wolfe "Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs"

 

Release date: 16 October 2012

 

Label: Sargent House

 

Website: www.chelseawolfe.net

 

Californian born Indie/Rock singer/songwriter, Chelsea Wolfe, follows up her 2011 break through release "Apokalypsis". Whereas that recording was wall to wal thrashing electric guitars, "Unknown Rooms" is the other end of the spectrum.

 

Thankfully on this sophomore recording the focus is on Chelsea's haunting vocals that possess a dark beauty, accompanied by sparse guitars an light percussion

As Chelsea Wolfe admits she is interested in revealing the beauty in dark things and she certainly achieves that on this album.  Each unknown room eminates ghostly etherial soundwaves that will in turn chill you and thrill you with their exquisite simplicity.

Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/6CL2rdgPpUEXwWsNjexAZ5

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzDaUrOf7WQ

"Flatlands"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h5cHKBXElE

"Virginia Wolf Underwater"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAjOxoHSNiw

"Appalachia"

Similar artists:

Sharon Van Etten

Julia Holter

Zola Jesus



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26 Sep 2016 
Jarlath Henderson "Hearts Broken, Heads Turned"


Release date: 6 May 2016


Label: Bellows Records


Website: www.jarlathhenderson.co.uk


The youngest ever winner of the BBC Radio 2 new Folk award in 2003, Jarlath Henderson from Tyrone, Ulster, finally brings us his debut full length recording and it's been well worth the wait.


In the interim years he hasn't been idle, having made two callaborative records with fellow Folk artist Ross Ainslie and studied to become a Doctor.


Primarily a master Uillean piper, Henderson demonstrates his talent for this instrument throughout the album.  Also, with his intense lilting vocals, set to an inventive reworking oftraditional tunes, he breathes new life into this genre.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/4510kSvMDuDKsbFeaTu9J2


www.youtube.com/watch?v=QocCqjCpMkQ


The making of the album


Similar artists:


Ross Ainslie


Dougie Mclean


Chris Dreaver


 



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24 Sep 2016 


Lake Forest "Silver Skies"



Release date: 14 February 2012



Label: Verite



Website: www.lakeforest.com



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 frozen lakes, but with it's beauty it will warm you through and leave you with a quiet glow inside.



Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/3CcVbXGsYRn2CxOAuDBRoL



www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL1dNf5lBoM



"Autumn Skies"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJeqFPXnShw



"Untitled"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMm3M34dG-0



"Silver Stars"



Similar artists:



The White Album



Firekites



Fismol






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


Release date: 16 September 2016


Label: Sungrazing Records


Website: www.hannahsandersfolk.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/2ahv5TGuyeqTt8DuRTkDHX


www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-lQ0JRvbXk


"he Fall"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSqts1gfGvk


"Unquiet Grave"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoHE1mUPZlI


"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


Website: www.lucydacus.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/6Ru52lwXvbPaAMSdyPOFsL


www.youtube.com/watch?v=88hQgxgqdo4


"I Don't Want to be Funny Anymore"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSUhtC4kons


"Map on a Wall"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcQwPTTZPgw


"Trust"


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

Website: www.annaandelizabeth.com

"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".

Listen on Spotify  open.spotify.com/album/26CLj5PS7LVqJnZ7wcBk2C

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA3Qw3KiEtk

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


Website: www.jamestaylor.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/7nNmJTgCFOJtTlhSRZXcPQ


www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K1qZi6Z0e4


"Angels of Fenway"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1uHQeVVbwU


"You and I Again"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvwheWonB74


"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



Website: www.judycollins.com www.arihest.com



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.



Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/7flJRTZ0S27DLfT3vtXOD1



www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxjg3z5Hg1c



"I Choose Love"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=ombHmi9rqAg



"Silver Skies Blue"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=24QL6uUGzVE



"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


Website: www.mightyoaksmusic.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/3IgPthMKjm0nSuvKPGa5yX


www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqzlJb7hTsc


"Brother"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOBVHdrfOkY


"Just One Day"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtpU97Fi2ww


"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


Website: www.birdsongatmorning.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/5Nfz1LYXb6kwxyi0nHlR70


www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMJ9U9VH1VA


"The Great Escape"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNWjpt8Kj5E


"Never to Part"


Similar artists:


Altan


Midlake


Renaissance



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02 Sep 2016 
The Mae Trio "Housewarming"


Release date: 16 February 2014


Label: Self


Website: www.themaetrio.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/5tARpJMcoKsQG9nQOpjOYG


www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3FmGJ38EAM


"Caroline"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiwSvVM61qE


"William Morris"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmMNQdv0d18


"Housewarming"


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


Website: www.kimrichey.com


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.


Listen on Spotify


open.spotify.com/album/4w00GITWYJFLGB9Og8Ti8P


www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMue_8BkK9M


"Thorn in My Heart"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c3YdGMBbUM


"London Town"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uLcXFHoqJA


"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


Website: www.thesmallglories.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/0UWiZNqbNWg2YfXjWwolEj


www.youtube.com/watch?v=DghNgN6lJSg


"Had I Paid"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjQwUUgAzro


"Something to Hold on to"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFKQPB3vlkU


"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


Website: www.soleysoley.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/1uh3swPBiSYIzYqVg7H4b7


www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDrN7j6esY


"I'll Drown"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRwFRMGpTWg


"Pretty Face"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLA5Hr8SAkA


"Smashed Birds"


Similar artists:


Lanterns on the Lake


Soak


Agnes Obel


 



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23 Aug 2016 
The Honey Dewdrops "Tangled Country"


Release date: 8 May 2015


Label:RANDM Records


Website:  www.thehoneydewdrops.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/2HrPFeV2pa2SuwmcP4Ba9J


www.youtube.com/watch?v=N14QbInWObA


"Lowlands"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIggytl9vO4


"Same Old"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA5tiJVK5JE


"Remmington"


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


Website: www.ohwondermusic.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/5GXrievxdXgabSPY9gVq5J


www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjgnOP8f5NU


"Livewire"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLAhRiUeJ8E


"Without You"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_M2MJo-_V8


"All We Do"


Similar artists:


Hong


The XX


Marion Hill



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17 Aug 2016 
Saturday Sun "Orixe"


Release date 13 January 2014


Label: Viva La Fleetwood


Website: www.saturdaysun.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/2JlH63Vtu9aHFwL55jNIKl


www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h6hW5ogSy8


"Seagull"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8a76B1Qf_E


"Boarderline"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVr0EIpjjWQ


"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


Website: www.franceslukeaccord.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/5i9XU3SmCmFYx3qhBhy81z


www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rf8MWm7ehs


"Something Moving"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdtPK8611Mk


"Nowhere to be Found"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc6qIiyKpMY


"Egoeye"


Similar artists:


Arboria


Anais Mitchell


Dark Dark Dark



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


Release date: 18 September 2015


Label: EPITAPH


Website: www.glenhansardmusic.com


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 open.spotify.com/album/0VR0U8c34soFl7IWPyqqwY


www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FjrJVW9L94


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


Website: www.darlingside.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/5al9HBE8QBqaqlGmuPspUI


www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAtPeX6Xuxo


"The God of Loss"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCLkOAQxumI


"White Horses"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg_EYc3SFuQ


"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

Website: www.augustandafter.co.uk

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.

Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/3mxxX2vHj618sWYk0AKlBf

www.youtube.com/watch?v=o48y7dpyhiE

"The Orchard"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERy554znFQk

"Set Sail"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGBuFLRO8ks

"Halley"

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


Website: www.rachelnewtonmusic.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/1Mh5c83Y3eeiuESBb989Zt


www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehknXjb80gg


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


Website: www.elephantrevival.com


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 open.spotify.com/album/4Z7eu51WNRi48l6fSFPYsb


www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSrTZUuqN2E


"Remembering a Beginning"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIJihSUguRg


"The Obvious"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho_uHWfO308


"Satisfy"


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



Website: www.amberrubarth.com



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 open.spotify.com/album/4iOe3odU6qCS5mEWboQ3wO



Apologies no videos available for this album.



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Bess Rogers



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30 Jul 2016 
Johanna Warren "Newman"


Release date: 19 May 2015


Label: Team Love Records


Website: www.johannawarren.com


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 open.spotify.com/album/1HAIlyH3hFrrXv9TuIfqaQ


www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSoNSaaA-L8


"True Colours"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsLpHwAFL1I


"Black Moss"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4AVBvL5MN4


"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

Website: www.thelastbison.com

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.

Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/6azoLLvralYBZzrhDI4oE2

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfytS4f-olg

"Bad Country"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xAM2gH_XU4

"Sleep"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt-a1cd1spM

"Cyprus Queen"

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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


Website: www.haleybonar.com


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 open.spotify.com/album/00tpyZkSVSu6hGp3iWp9E6


www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AzfREgoDGE


"Last War"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXjlsQdOrNI


"No Sensative Man"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvgYtrl5Vgk


"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 open.spotify.com/album/1BHbVaWCBitfJNLstcrr6D


www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkGadsq6IE


"I woke Myself Up"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kop8o3GG9dc


"I Left Town"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic6YBIL1HM0


"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


Website: www.sivmusic.com


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 open.spotify.com/album/5eq6sWxCUtIKSFZaLPmIO8


www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZn5phiJZVE


"Dark"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcGv26j4bdE


"How We Used to Love"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD7fSR77cFA


"Caroline"


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


Website: www.thewildernessofmanitoba.com


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 open.spotify.com/album/0nXKhxSGwBJ4ctAWoO5r4K


www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7T7exGhG2Q


"Morning Sun"




"Chasing Horses"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtz6KM3HDIg


"Echos"


Similar artists:


Horse Feathers


Bowerbirds


Great Lake Swimmers


 



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17 Jul 2016 
Radiohead "A Moon Shaped Pool"


Release date: 17 June 2016


Label: XL


Website: www.radiohead.com


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 open.spotify.com/album/6vuykQgDLUCiZ7YggIpLM


www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ejCFsxdTLA


"Desert Island Disc"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTAU7lLDZYU


"Daydreaming"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2hZ9CTLICs


"True Love Waits"


Similar artists:


U2


Travis


Coldplay


 



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15 Jul 2016 
Bat for Lashes "The Haunted Man"


Release date: 3 December 2012


Label: EMI


Website: www.batforlashes.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/6rg92rv1hTB5fDfm85cWgq


www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqgdjyK0-6s


"Horses of the Sun"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=UznHTBZIa8E


"Laura"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ9gv5VMksM


"Winter Fields"


Similar artists:


Florence and the Machines


Daughter


My Brightest Diamond


 



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14 Jul 2016 

Wren "Stitch an Ocean"

Release date: 20 February 2016

Label: Swimming Rabbit Records

Website: www.wrenmusic.net

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 open.spotify.com/album/5HFU7AQ4Qpu3WyOaWf4kTa

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AodFYykzoqg

"Sea Calls"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuUgWtVg8oE

"Hand Sewn Ocean"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFlkwDaK45k

"Amongst the Pine"

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Luray

Sons of the East

The honeys

 


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11 Jul 2016 
Ruarri Joseph "Brother"


Release date: 10 May 2013


Label: Atlantic


Website: www.ruarrijoseph.co.uk


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 open.spotify.com/album/0JEq87Cj2gRJU507CQnKKa


www.youtube.com/watch?v=thXHbVGa3h0


Full album stream


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MartinJoseph


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


Website: www.thebattleoflandsea.com


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 open.spotify.com/album/1iue6GiCx3hgtjAxJMzbQ8


www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqkn28x5hBE


"Bird Song"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ny_azA6jow


"Saltwater Queen"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML-cir1LUCQ


"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



Website: www.thetallestmanonearth.com



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 open.spotify.com/album/0xslWXhRXD9yYL8ZV5n41r



www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0QIPpBV1D0



"Sagres"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObZYGfg7vHQ



"Fields of Our Home"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoRUYcbQFIA



"Singers"



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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


Website: www.caselangveirs.com


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 open.spotify.com/album/0U5U4AU94YjYY2QoOpmwfN


www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rq-AHTFxOU


"Atomic Number"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FlDNDLqRMI


"Best Kept Secret"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbcvAsYMU1M


"Delirium"


Similar artists:


Kathleen Edwards


Mirah


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'donovan.com



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 open.spotify.com/album/3ntBsLDs4YznKmxScj8K4f

www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3eaxEG03nQ

"Magic Hour"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8KEI_r0VYY

"Stanley Park"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpvYfG_uVZU

"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


Website: www.edwardsharpandthemagneticheros.com


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 open.spotify.com/album/5zTYki4rUrsOhT30gghHC6


www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVFJfyE18ok


"Hot Coals"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdG8y760YwU


"No Love Like Yours"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBMpR834JRs


"Wake Up the Sun"


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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


Website: www.jennylysander.com


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 open.spotify.com/album/3r7sGiGucyjOTTJ8SaRV7E


www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqmCAktzoC4


"Blackbird"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoeAomgFDM8


"Dancing on the Edge"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4bKSIlUxG4


"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


Website: www.donovanwoods.com


 


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 open.spotify.com/album/3yIVVc2Y2Zb2XSMselEYjA


www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6gAvmCTwcQ


"On the Nights You Stay Home"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYxUU0931Fg


"First Time"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=saUnUHJWe3w


"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


Website: www.malayablue.com


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 open.spotify.com/album/2OGbzUhEPZSbgEEzPD1708


www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVXF8vkAiTA


"Hope"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=smrbNmchNcE


"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


Website: www.mikebenecke.com


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  open.spotify.com/album/3G8RAHlksOnz8JId4NIjql


 


www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ9BdLbeoOs


"Astral Line"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkz-R1VxQmI


"Call the Waves"


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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


Website: www.beckgoldsmith.co.uk


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 open.spotify.com/album/3jJuDidMFs1azQIloHEkpn


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


Website: www.sarawatkins.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/2rOQqAicJhyDMD8fGTpkG0


www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJY4asP8lT4


"You and Me"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng1AiZlAqR4


"When it Pleases You"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLpBPiGt248


"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


Website: www.naomibedford.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/2MCT1rWFyW7zETNbmjMDFT


www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXLupq0krDE


"My Love is Deep"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju5rwAlGvoo


"Clouds of Colwyn Bay"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI9-dMJOCPM


"Lord Thomas and Fair Elendor"


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Bella Hardy


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02 Jun 2016 
The White Album "The Quiet Strum"


Release date: 15 September 2014


Label: Warner Music Denmark


Website: www.thewhitealbum.bandcamp.com


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.


Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/4VHQklPYm6aSSbeRalAi62


www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqQVJ2DIgy0


"Kings and Aces"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNtUUZXbd5U


"Another"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELtEfy1d530


"I remember Well"


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Isbelles


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Lone Wolf


 



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31 May 2016 


Free the Honey "Fine Bloom"



Release date: 12 September 2015



Label: CD Baby



Website: www.freethehoney.com



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".



Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/3cyD3BTJVYRhrspIbBFbqf



www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSVt7NA-E9Q



"Take Me Home"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kq1uxhtY9w



"Come Up to the Mountain"



Similar artists:



The Wailin Jennys



Hem



Shook Twins






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29 May 2016 


Siobhan Miller "Flight of Time"



Release date: 3 November 2014



Label: Vertical



Website: www.siobhanmiller.com



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.



Listen on Spotify open.spotify.com/album/5aV0D7UNTIseUWIAJzgo1B



www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l69kc8qtPg



"If I Had Known"



www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYq8lwAYADw



"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

Website: www.jasminekennedy.co.uk

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 open.spotify.com/album/2qXCZn0iGL41LxeMBN7FPe

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH4hr5IrKVs

"Dinner for Breakfast"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_LauBrwgNM

"Don't Blame Me"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=36q6gZzo7-Q

"Cardigan Sweater"

Similar artists:

Laura Marling

Susie Suh

Becky Mills


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