Album review: Joe James Boyle – Abraham Smoothe

Words by Lady Godiva Joe James Boyle has beget a fictional double based in the wild west, his name is AbrahamSmoothe. He is the ultimate outlaw who checks all the boxes: loner, gunslinger, fugitive, whiskey addicted chain drinker, his heart bleeds with resentment and revenge. The record opens with "The Ballad of Abraham Smoothe", with … Continue reading Album review: Joe James Boyle – Abraham Smoothe

EP Review: Premium Leisure – Easy FM

Source: album artwork Words by Alexandra Rose Easy FM is the latest release from Premium Leisure, the brainchild of Willie J Healey guitarist Chris Barker. Overflowing with good vibrations designed to soothe restless souls this 4 track EP brims with the optimism of balmy summer evenings and cloudless skies while generously sharing with the listener … Continue reading EP Review: Premium Leisure – Easy FM

Band to watch: Melin Melyn

Words by Melanie Xulu Welsh wizards Melin Melyn have caught our attention with their eye-catching artwork and Gorky's-esque neo-psych and folk sounds. Switching frequently from Welsh to English (sometimes mid-song) their tracks are filled with oddball humour and general charming nonsense... in that effortless Syd Barrett way. Melin Melyn are quickly gaining momentum as a … Continue reading Band to watch: Melin Melyn

Album review: Great Silkie – Dawn Chorus

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Great Silkie, from London, have stirred the waters of pastoral psych folk with their initial singles 'Scared To be Alone' and 'So Many Hours', and now return to crest the wave that debut album 'Dawn Chorus' will surely create. Written in near solitude within the countryside by singer and … Continue reading Album review: Great Silkie – Dawn Chorus