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Under The Radar review
13.03.17

Alynda Segarra, aka Hurray for the Riff Raff, returns to her Bronx roots in The Navigator. The album opens—on a track titled "Entrance" no less—with what sounds like the bustle of...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Good evening. Tonight I encourage you to check out the sharp new album by Hurray for the Riff Raff. Genre: folk/rock. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! (US version here...

Spotinews recomendation
12.03.17

Hey. Next up we have the new album by inventive singer-songwriter Valerie June. Enjoy! (US version here) Valerie June – The Order of TimeFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Spotinews recomendation
25.02.17

Hey there. The powerful new album by folk/soul singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is a fresh addition to the Spotify library. Enjoy! Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom HighwayFiled under...

Spotinews recomendation
24.02.17

Hello. Entrance is the handle used by Guy Blakeslee. He is now back with his first solo album in a long time. Genre: folk/rock. Enjoy! Entrance – Book of ChangesFiled under: 2017...

Clash review
19.02.17

A chaotic yet interesting return that stretches across 19 tracks...

Spotinews recomendation
13.02.17

Hi there. I’ll not write much today. Just enjoy the new album by Tinariwen! (Genre: desert blues) (US version here) Tinariwen – ElwanFiled under: 2017, Blues

Clash review
09.02.17

Assured debut from the burly Brighton bluesman...

Spotinews recomendation
06.02.17

Hi again. From a recent Spotify update comes the catchy new album by Ron Gallo. Genre: garage/fuzz rock. Enjoy! (US version here) (Note: Two more updates coming later today!) Ron...

Clash review
02.12.16

Legends revisit blues roots for impromptu passion project

Spotinews recomendation
02.12.16

Howdy. As we are quickly approaching the end of the year, there will be fewer and fewer notable new releases. Here’s a major exception though: the groovy new album by The Rolling...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

The concept of the "lost classic" has seen its mystique diminish since the reigns of the record companies became looser. A proverbial dam burst as the 20th century became the 21st...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

"I've got friends and I've got family/I got help from all the people who love me." More

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Bonnie Raitt gets down to business on her new LP, Dig In Deep, churning out some seriously unfussy alt-country. All of the album's strengths are encompassed in Raitt's offbeat...

Clash review
09.11.16

A bruised and reflective soul finds his voice in remarkable fashion...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Fleetwood Mac's 1982 album Mirage demands reconsideration on this deluxe reissue. More

The Quietus review
09.11.16

The shamanistic devilry that Taman Shud exude in their feverish psych rock has grown in stature over the last couple of years, the mystic motifs becoming more prevalent, the lines...

The Pier review
09.11.16

We wouldn’t expect anything less from Zach Deputy, but Wash It in the Water is an absolute melting pot of music. The album features everything from hip-hop and R&B, to soul, funk...

Spotinews recomendation
21.10.16

Morning. We begin the release week with the tremendous new album by veteran singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Recommended listening. Enjoy! Leonard Cohen – You Want It DarkerFiled...

The Quietus review
14.11.16

Kris Kristofferson once told Leonard Cohen that he wanted to steal the opening lines from ‘Bird On A Wire’ to be inscribed on his tombstone. The surprising thing is that he was...

The Quietus review
17.12.15

In February 2013, Lou Doillon surprised everyone - perhaps including herself - when she walked away with "Best Female" at France's Victoires de la Musique, six months after her...

The Pier review
07.12.15

Sonny Boy Williamson. Lead Belly. Robert Johnson. Howlin’ Wolf. G. Love & Special Sauce?The Blues is one of only a few things in this world that is uniquely American, yet it is a...

Clash review
30.11.15

Rarely has the bleak mid-Winter been so inviting...

Clash review
05.11.15

A nice but hardly diverting effort...

Under The Radar review
16.11.15

Decamping with a new band of not especially freaky Freaks, Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker has made an album of full-on jam band pastiche. More

Clash review
13.10.15

A flawed but engaging journey through the blues...

The Quietus review
27.08.15

Willis Earl Beal isn't exactly deprived of a backstory. A semi-mythologising malcontent, a wanderlust-ridden experimental soul outsider plagued by life-long anxiety, insomnia and...

Under The Radar review
31.08.15

In the last two years since he was plucked from homelessness and obscurity, signed to (and quickly released from) a big record label deal, man of mystery Willis Earl Beal has been...

Clash review
27.07.15

Vibrant energy with retro rock and blues sentiments...

The Quietus review
18.06.15

"Different people, same story," Malian group Terakaft say of their music when compared to fellow Tuereg rockers Tinariwen. Much like the early days of Tinariwen, Terakaft's lineup...

Under The Radar review
11.05.15

Especially for longtime fans of his, it is hard to ever meet the music of Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth, with any displeasure. More

The Quietus review
16.04.15

The difficult second album acts as a quality measure in music. It sorts the wheat from the second-rate indie chaff: the men from the boys, and the women from the girls. It's...

The Quietus review
20.02.15

Samba Touré's last album Albala packed an inspired punch of rebellious fury as turmoil in Mali was at a peak. Two years later, and with ongoing uncertainty in the north African...

Clash review
08.01.15

A curious and downright dark oddity…

The Quietus review
19.12.14

On their debut Belly, Snack Family announced themselves with four excellent tracks of squawking saxophones and rumbling, hellish rock. Their second EP, Pokie Eye sees them...