Julie Byrne: Not Even Happiness

14 January 2017 // Music

Not Even Happiness by Julie Byrne – Out now via Basin Rock Review by Ian Preece I’m always picking up old films cheap on DVD in places like Fopp. Get them home, hail them all-time classics that not only broke cinematic ground but also heavily influenced my world view in my twenties, then sink deeper […]

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Radio Cymru: H Hawkline on Diwydiant Sŵn

11 January 2017 // Music //Radio

In this episode of Radio Cymru’s Diwydiant Sŵn, Heavenly Recordings artist – and friend of Caught by the River – H Hawkline (otherwise known as Huw Evans) takes an abstract abseil down the faces of some of Wales’ most prominent industries: wool, coal, slate and renewable energy. Focusing on the sounds of these industries and […]

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Now Playing: Hurray For The Riff Raff

5 January 2017 // Music

The first track from an unbelievably good LP. Long-time readers will know I’m a big fan of Alynda Segarra. I’ve been looking forward to this one and it doesn’t disappoint. As always, it comes with surprises, and as always, it comes with rhythm, blues and protest. This time NuYorican style. (JB) The Navigator is released […]

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Now playing

2 January 2017 // Music

Jeff Parker – Slight Freedom, from the album Slight Freedom, released by Eremite Records on 9 December, 2016. With thanks to Ian Preece.

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January

1 January 2017 // Music

‘January’, by The Mose Allison Trio. From the 1957 album Back Country Suite For Piano, Bass And Drums. American jazz & blues pianist, singer & songwriter Mose Allison, November 11, 1927 – November 15, 2016. Here’s a rather lovely tribute from his buddy Steve Moses. (JB)

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