Album review: Buck Curran – No Love Is Sorrow

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Buck Curran, one half of acclaimed psych folk duo Arborea alongside Shanti Deschaine, has also established himself as significant artistic force in his own right with a series of visionary albums that began with 2016’s ‘Immortal Light’. Weaving Robbie Basho-tinged raga with American primitive fingerpicking, subtle guitar drones … Continue reading Album review: Buck Curran – No Love Is Sorrow

Album review: Bee Appleseed – Starflower’s Cosmic Soul

Source: album artwork Words by Armin Enayat In the middle of nowhere, some place beyond the veil of consciousness where life and death fuse together, Starflower's Cosmic Soul gives birth to a baby reborn out of a chaos. Described as psych-folk rock 'n' roll fulfilled with soulful ambience and dressed with the cool swagger of … Continue reading Album review: Bee Appleseed – Starflower’s Cosmic Soul

Band to watch: The Knee Hi’s

The Knee Hi's Words by Alexandra Dominica Only formed recently towards the very end of last year, rubber soul-suited and go-go booted power-pop outfit The Knee Hi’s offer us well needed, wholesome respite of musical simplicity and visual experimental romanticism. The dreamy Chicago-based four-piece have released just one single, ‘Darlin, Darlin’, a track with dark … Continue reading Band to watch: The Knee Hi’s

Album review: Girl Skin – Shade is on the Other Side

Album artwork Words by Lady Godiva Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Sid Simons drew attention to his promising songwriting abilities in his other band Beechwood whilst subsequently releasing his first EP Lovemore in 2018. Fronting the six piece- evocatively named Girl Skin- 2020 marks the year of his first full length release Shade Is On … Continue reading Album review: Girl Skin – Shade is on the Other Side

Album review: Trappist Afterland – Seaside Ghost Tales

Album artwork Words by Rhys Jones Australia’s prolific acid folk troubadour Adam G. Cole returns with the third instalment of gnostic folk album (and his 9th overall). If the rumours are true this may well be his final album under the Trappist Afterland guise but from the songs on offer here (solo compositions and collaborations) … Continue reading Album review: Trappist Afterland – Seaside Ghost Tales

Album review: David Ian Roberts – From the Harbour

Album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica Humility, sincerity and introspective. Just three of many words that can be used to describe David Ian Roberts’ captivating new album From The Harbour, another mesmerising and welcomed contribution to the British folk scene. The third of his releases under UK Independent label Cambrian Records following the widely praised … Continue reading Album review: David Ian Roberts – From the Harbour

Album review: Constantine – In Memory Of A Summer Day

Album artwork by Stephen Titra Words by Grey Malkin Hailing from Chicago, Constantine's debut album, 2015's 'Day of Light', was a welcome reminder that acid and psychedelic folk was still being made with the creativeness, left field ambition and careful craft that first arose in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Indeed, Constantine recommends his music to … Continue reading Album review: Constantine – In Memory Of A Summer Day

Album review: The Left Outsides – A Place To Hide

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Rising from the ashes of the much missed Eighteenth Day of May, The Left Outsides have quietly but consistently and effectively built their reputation as one of the UK's finest and most intriguing folk acts. Consisting of vocalist, viola and harmonium player Alison Cotton (whose solo releases on labels … Continue reading Album review: The Left Outsides – A Place To Hide

Album review: Anton Barbeau – Manbird

Album artwork Words by Gareth Thompson Anton Barbeau has described Manbird as a “Jungian travelogue of memories, dreams and reflections.” Actually most of Barbeau’s back catalogue would’ve had the Swiss psychologist in bits, given the songwriter’s fondness for symbolism, complexes, quarrels with the subconscious and suchlike. Inspired by the cult film Lady Bird, set in … Continue reading Album review: Anton Barbeau – Manbird

Album review: Oliver Shaw – Of Darker Plains

Words by Lady Godiva The 'last of the English cowboys', as his debut record title stated, is back with a new collection of songs in the same vein: soulful, stripped down, poetic, far from any trend and just retaining the essence of proper rock'n'roll songwriting. The real deal. 'Of Darker Plains' captures the misadventures and … Continue reading Album review: Oliver Shaw – Of Darker Plains