This Week’s Newsletter

30 June 2016 // Competition //Music

Following our fallow week, the Caught by the River newsletter will be back and better than ever this Friday. This week’s mailout will include a download of Spoken Word & Nature Disco Vol. 5 – the latest in our series of irregular mixtapes. Jeff’s selection of tracks (including offerings from Kate Carr, Marisa Anderson and […]

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If You Put Out Your Hand

20 June 2016 // Music //Poetry

If You Put Out Your Hand by Sharron Kraus & Helen Tookey (Wounded Wolf Press, 36-page paperback plus CD. Limited to an edition of 250 and available to purchase here.) Review by Adam Scovell Allowing music and spoken word to coalesce has been a recently popular form on the periphery of landscape-based records. Whether through […]

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I’m Not with the Band

16 June 2016 // Books //Music

I’m Not with the Band: A Writer’s Life Lost in Music by Sylvia Patterson (Sphere, hardback, 448 pages. Out now.) Review by Emma Warren Let’s get the bias out there straight away: I know Sylvia from my days working on staff at THE FACE, where she’d stomp in dressed precisely as she describes herself in […]

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BE•ONE: a Guardian critic’s choice

9 June 2016 // Music //Rivertones

We were chuffed to bits to see our first Rivertones LP, BE•ONE, included in The Guardian’s ‘Best albums of 2016 – so far’ roundup this week. Sitting alongside releases from the likes of David Bowie, Beyoncé and Radiohead, Tim Jonze called the record ‘One of the year’s most beguiling offerings,’ which ‘transcended its roots as […]

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New from Folklore Tapes: Calendar Customs Volume 1

8 June 2016 // Music

Dial the leyline hotline! Folklore Tapes are back with some inspired midsummer mischief: Whatever names they take today, many of our most venerable calendar dates have their origins in pre-Christian observances, often marking key points in the agricultural year when planting began or harvesting was completed. Songs, games, stories and rites often formed an essential […]

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