In a break with tradition, for December only, we’ve opted to substitute our usual Book of the Month for an Album of the Month – Dan Michaelson’s First Light, out today via The state51 Conspiracy. Will Burns reviews. I was watching Emmylou Harris once when between songs, after playing one of her and Gram Parsons’ […]
Clare Wadd returns to the Bristol Streets which shaped her and her record label in the 1980s I’m back in Bristol in the early autumn, the time of year I moved here as a student thirty one years ago. I’ve lived in London twice as long and grew up in Yorkshire, but Bristol is the […]
One of our favourite tunes of the year is now accompanied by some words from one of our favourite poets of all time. Deep joy.
Robin Turner takes Mark Peters’ mini-album Innerland — out today on Sonic Cathedral — for a spin My mind’s drifting today. There’s a low autumn sun bouncing off the dull, corrugated silver of the ugliest train station in Britain. I’m sure there’s strong competition for that title; this one really is quite crap though. It’s […]
After a short break, Laura Cannell returns with a third instalment of her monthly column on music, landscape, and adventuring… I’ve had some trouble with writing lately, but today I feel normal again. I moved house exactly 4 months ago. We left the seaside and headed back to the countryside, to a hobbit house only […]