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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EP Review: The Trials of Cato – The Trials of Cato

The Trials of Cato are a band who understand that things take time. Nothing happens overnight and they are more than happy to put in the time and the effort to ensure that what they produce is breathtaking. Formed in Beirut back in 2015, the band roamed the country tweaking and adjusting their music according to their tastes until they settled on a sound that is unarguably their own. Close to two formative years later the band released their debut self-titled EP which is four tracks of pure joy for any folk fan.

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Album Review: Brent Cobb – Shine On Rainy Day

Despite being a relative newcomer to the music industry, there has been a lot of eager ears waiting for the day when country folk singer-songwriter Brent Cobb would release his debut album and none of those ears will be disappointed today. Shine on a Rainy day treats his fans to a Georgia inspired look at life from his perspective and it packs a punch with every single note.

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Album Review: Threaded – Of What We Spoke

Of What We Spoke is the debut feature album from inspirational trio Threaded. The classically trained group have come together after meeting whilst playing with Joe Broughton’s Conservatoire Folk Ensemble to provide their own unique collection of charming and uplifting folk melodies that will leave your mind soaring alongside the birds in the sky.

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Album Review: Green Diesel – The Hangman’s Fee

Green Diesel have been making steady and well-deserved progress in increasing their presence over the last few years now, propelling themselves to greater stages with every step while never ceasing in their desire to hone their skills to the very sharpest they can be. The Hangman’s Fee marks the release of their third feature album in just a few short years although it has been close to three years since the incredible Wayfarer’s All and the wait has been agonising.

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Introducing: The FB Pocket Orchestra

We first discovered The FB Pocket Orchestra playing in a quaint country pub called The White Buck out in the New Forest. Their myriad of instruments were packed as tightly as can be into the corner so that they could play to the packed out room and beyond as their warm and joyous music echoed out into the summer air of the pub garden.

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