Live Review: The Eskies – The Star Inn, Guildford

It was a little over a year ago when the debut album of The Eskies reached us here at Artree Music. It was somewhat later than it should have been but with all the warmth, joy and frivolity the band brought to life with After the Sherry Went Round I had no choice but to add them to my bucket lists of bands to see. On the 10th of October in the small and atmospheric chambers of the Asahi Room at the back of The Star Inn, Guildford; I got my wish.

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Album Review: Jon Boden – Afterglow

Jon Boden, former frontman of progressive folk eleven-piece Bellowhead, has announced details of his new solo album Afterglow, set for release via Hudson Records on October 6, 2017. Afterglow is Boden’s first studio release since calling an end to Bellowhead, a 12-year project that culminated in a quarter of a million album sales and worldwide sell-out shows including the Royal Albert Hall.

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Album Review: The Young’uns – Strangers

It’s been quite a ride so far for North Eastern trio The Young’uns. Twice BBC Radio Folk Award winners for Best Group, a feat quite remarkable for what is primarily an a capella act – and now four albums in, these guys have built a reputation on incredible vocal arrangements, solid storytelling and bags of character in their performances, and rightly sit at the top table in the genre at this current time. 

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Introducing: Magic Hour

Magic Hour is a term in photography which is used to describe the hour as the sun rises and the sun sets. The sun hits the horizon and emits a hazy light which makes the world appear golden and dreamlike. This is the time that photographers live and stay up late for. Magic Hour, acoustic singer and songwriter Ross King, gives this hour a musical definition and creates a soundtrack for the moment.

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