Album review: Shirley Collins – Archangel Hill

Words by Alex Neilson Grande Dame? National Treasure? Folk Royalty? These are just some of the appellations routinely tacked onto the name of Shirley Collins. And while they basically fit, they imply a distant fondness of personality from someone who’s best work is behind them. None of these things apply to Our Shirley. She’s warm, funny and … Continue reading Album review: Shirley Collins – Archangel Hill

Album review: Alex Rex – Andromeda

Words by Grey Malkin Alex Rex is the vehicle for the restless muse of Alex Neilson, former Trembling Bells band leader and drummer with Josephine Foster, Jandek, Current 93 and myriad others in the psych folk and experimental spheres. With ‘Andromeda’, his third solo release, Neilson charts what he describes as ‘two years spent in … Continue reading Album review: Alex Rex – Andromeda