Album Review: Mount Song – Mount Song

Mount Song is the new and exciting venture from the multi-talented band lead by Swedish singer-songwriter Jacob Johansson. You may very well know him as the man behind the immensely critically acclaimed album born from his previous musical project, Det Stora Monstret which was promptly crowned the Swedish album of the year upon its release back in 2014.

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Lisa Hannigan, Martin Simpson and more among new names announced for Cambridge Folk Festival 2017

Cambridge Folk Festival is delighted to reveal exciting new additions to this year’s bill, including Lisa Hannigan and Martin Simpson. They join a line-up that brings together up and coming artists and established folk legends in the grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall.

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Martha Tilston announces New Album/Video & UK Tour

Enchanting songstress Martha Tilston has announced details of her new album NOMAD released via Squiggly Records on May 12th. Martha’s seventh album to date, NOMAD will be preceded by the double A-side single ‘Nomad Blood’/‘Little Arrow’ with UK live dates to follow throughout late April, May and June with a headline date at London’s King’s Place on May 18th.

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Album Review: Anna Coogan – The Lonely Cry of Space and Time

Anna Coogan, a former fisheries biologist turned ecological rock musician is a deeply passionate and empowering artist who has the power to turn hearts and minds with her emotional songs. Years in the making, The Lonely Cry of Space and Time is her monumental second album that tackles a multitude of issues all the while burning like a fire in the darkness.

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Introducing: Otis Gibbs

Otis Gibbs has his talented hands spread wide and can easily be classified as a singer, songwriter, storyteller, painter and photographer. He runs a regular podcast called Thanks for Giving a Damn as well as hosting the widely popular Country Built on Pandora which finds its way to more than two million subscribers across the globe. He has been described in the past as “the best unknown songwriter in music today” but he remains fairly adamant that he is simply a folk singer.

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EP Review: Harry Pane – The Wild Winds

Harry Pane is a talented young singer-songwriter hailing from Northamptonshire who is still a relative newcomer to the music industry but in the last couple of years he has been making greater and greater waves. He recently released his second EP The Wild Winds and it’s an incredible sign of great things to come.

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Live Review: Frigg – Haymarket, Basingstoke

I don’t imagine that there are going to be a huge wealth of people in this world who can say that they have been to a gig where a man shredded a mandolin so vehemently in a high pitched solo that his strings gave up the ghost. They are probably equally as unlikely to have experienced a human version of Newton’s Cradle comprised entirely of fiddle players. Thanks to Frigg I am one of the people who can proudly say that they have.

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Album Review: Sweet Gum Tree – Sustain the Illusion

Sweet Gum Tree is the musical mind-child of French troubadour Arno Sojo who has been wowing the world with his immersive and alternative take on pop music. This year we are lucky enough to see the release of his second album Sustain the Illusion which is a musical marvel that can be revelled in time and again.

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