Thursday 22 February 2024

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Songs To Astonish.

Songs To Astonish.

One of those releases which have caused much muttering and whispering leading to anticipation is almost with us. Amelia Coburn- for ’tis she – has already signalled great promise with a couple of singles taken from her debut set ‘Between The Moon...
On Stage 1974.

On Stage 1974.

News from the Land of the Free. They’ve been unearthing old radio tapes and some bright spark at Omnivore, the US reissue label, has come across a Steeleye Span gig from New York’s Bottom Line club in late 1974. Thankfully it’s a sparkling...
A Benevolent Force Of Nature.

A Benevolent Force Of Nature.

Virginia Kettle is at the heart of the creative force within Merry Hell and the energies that have driven the band ever upwards, whether this be as a songwriter, or performing as female lead singer. Born in Manchester, raised in Chester and shaped by a lifetime of...
Hirondelle.

Hirondelle.

“Hirondelle” may be familiar as a way-back-in-the-day inexpensive wine brand.  It’s also the name of a multi-national band soon to release their self-titled debut album. Hirondelle is French for swallow (the flying kind), and the band name reflects the bird’s flight...
Nature Boy.

Nature Boy.

Sam Lee releases his fourth studio album, ‘songdreaming’, on March 15th. The follow up to 2020’s ‘Old Wow’, an album variously described as ‘A dazzling fusion of nature and song’ (The Observer) and a ‘sublime album that demands to be heard in the 21st century’ (The...