Billy Lockett releases new EP

Northampton singer/songwriter Billy Lockett has announced his stirring new track ‘Burn It Down’. The single is the title track of his upcoming EP released on November 13th through Selfish Records. Lead by rich luscious keys, Billy Lockett puts his heart on the line in a brutally honest reflection on relationships. “Sometimes it’s good to forget … Continue reading Billy Lockett releases new EP

SINGLES BAR

A round-up of EPs and singles that have come our way ‘Gladdie’ is the new single from AMY GODDARD and a taster for her forthcoming second album. It is inspired by letters sent to her great-grandmother during the Great War by a young soldier, one of four brothers none of whom came home from the … Continue reading SINGLES BAR

JONATHAN DAY – Atlantic Drifter (Niimiika, Niimiika 157)

Having focused his last album, Carved In Bone, on the experience of years exploring the countryside of his native Shropshire, Day’s expanded his horizons somewhat with the follow-up, recorded on the hoof (largely on valve desks and two-inch tape), fuelled by his tours and travels through Finland, Greece, Thailand, the USA and China. His voice … Continue reading JONATHAN DAY – Atlantic Drifter (Niimiika, Niimiika 157)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Dust on the Nettles: A Journey Through the British Underground Folk Scene 1967-72 (Grapefruit/Cherry Red CRSEGBOX030)

It was a time not only of music’s charting big names but also exploration by the Incredible String Band, Dr. Strangely Strange, developing folk rock (Pentangle; Fairport Convention; Steeleye Span), folk boomers pushing boundaries (Mick Softley; John Renbourn to whom the box is dedicated with Clive Palmer), and also a vibrant scene of counterculture comics, … Continue reading VARIOUS ARTISTS – Dust on the Nettles: A Journey Through the British Underground Folk Scene 1967-72 (Grapefruit/Cherry Red CRSEGBOX030)

MALCOLM HOLCOMBE – The RCA Sessions (Proper/Gypsy Eyes Music)

Gummy, cracked, rasping and often sounding catarrh heavy, the North Carolina folk-country singer’s voice sounds pretty much how he looks, craggy, grizzled, straggle-haired, gap-toothed, wet-lipped and weathered. But it, like the man and his songs, certainly has character. Critically if not commercially acclaimed, his first recordings appeared on a joint album with Steve Milner back … Continue reading MALCOLM HOLCOMBE – The RCA Sessions (Proper/Gypsy Eyes Music)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – The Eve Folk Recordings (RPM/Cherry Red Records, Retro D957)

It’s not often that a double CD, rather than box-set, provides insight into a crucial historical moment. Thanks to Cherry Red’s broad field-lens, the diverse RPM Records (est.1991) release The Eve Folk Recordings from the boom year of 1965 when the EP format, often split-sided like jazz issues, was being elbowed out by LPs. Transatlantic … Continue reading VARIOUS ARTISTS – The Eve Folk Recordings (RPM/Cherry Red Records, Retro D957)