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Micah P Hinson – doing it strange at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Micah P Hinson – doing it strange at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Ross McGibbon September 29, 2017 0

26th September 2017 It’s an affecting performance from an intense artist. I’ve seen Micah P Hinson before and he is so far into himself that I wondered if it is an act – no-one’s

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Micah P Hinson – “Presents The Holy Strangers” – a sketched, foxed and faded serigraph from a distant time

Micah P Hinson – “Presents The Holy Strangers” – a sketched, foxed and faded serigraph from a distant time

Ross McGibbon September 6, 2017 0

FULL TIME HOBBY                      8th September 2017 On the evidence of this album, I don’t think Micah P Hinson takes himself too seriously. Not that

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The Americans – “I’ll Be Yours”:      A potted history of American popular stylings

The Americans – “I’ll Be Yours”: A potted history of American popular stylings

Ross McGibbon July 5, 2017 0

LOOSE MUSIC     7th July 2017 Of course it’s the lead vocals but I’m reminded of John Fogerty’s brand of Americana and direct emotions of Creedence Clearwater Revival with the first track. I quickly learn

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Danny and The Champions of the World – ‘Brilliant Light’    All-embracing double album wraps in a warm country-soul-rock and harks back to The Band and others.

Danny and The Champions of the World – ‘Brilliant Light’    All-embracing double album wraps in a warm country-soul-rock and harks back to The Band and others.

Ross McGibbon June 28, 2017 3

LOOSE MUSIC                                 June 30, 2017 Danny Wilson’s sixth studio album with his Champions Of The World is a double, a massive eighteen tracks and not too long. Of course, he had albums before the

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Torgeir Waldemar – No Offending Borders    combines acoustic melancholy with Southern Rock

Torgeir Waldemar – No Offending Borders combines acoustic melancholy with Southern Rock

Ross McGibbon March 4, 2017 0

JANSEN PLATEPRODKSJON RECORDS        17th March 2017 Seems like half of Scandinavia has an Americana band. Torgeir Waldemar got big praise back home in Norway, as well as here, for his Laurel Canyon-sounding debut a

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Hurray For The Riff Raff bring their personal touch to The Brudenell in Leeds 6th July 2016

Hurray For The Riff Raff bring their personal touch to The Brudenell in Leeds 6th July 2016

Ross McGibbon July 7, 2016 0

I’m starting to get used to the idea of a solo artist having a name that sounds like a band. I’m not getting to like it, but I’m getting accustomed. I’ll make a lot

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Mikko Joensuu – Amen 1:     Finn taps bleak seam of Americana beauty

Mikko Joensuu – Amen 1:     Finn taps bleak seam of Americana beauty

Ross McGibbon June 1, 2016 0

SVART RECORDS      June 10th, 2016 Deep country music from deep in the county…… of Finland. “Sometimes it feels like darkness is taking over”, sings Mikko in Enjoy It While It Lasts, “When summer comes

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Imaginary People – ‘Dead Letterbox’

Imaginary People – ‘Dead Letterbox’

Jenny Dalton November 22, 2015 0

Imaginary People Dead Letterbox Released November 20th 2015 on Five Five Diamonds “…a sensational, unrelenting piece of guitar music… this is crisp, pulse-quickening fare.” – Clash Often, when something is lauded as spanning multiple

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Felice Brothers @ Aberdeen Lemon Tree

Felice Brothers @ Aberdeen Lemon Tree

Garry Stitchell July 22, 2015 1

July 18th, 2015   Beards. Beards fucking everywhere. And everyone is drinking Brewdog. The Felice Brothers are a country folk band from…New York. And they have a bass player named ‘Christmas’. There’s much for

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