Hifi Pig’s John Scott recently caught up with Tubular Bells For Two’s Danny Holdsworth in advance of their UK tour. More »

Eleanor McEvoy’s new album The Thomas Moore Project is, at first glance at least, a bit of a niche item. Thomas Moore was a 17th Century Irish songwriter and poet whose work has become somewhat neglected in recent times. Moore occupies a similar place in Irish heritage as Robert Burns does in Scotland but while Burns’ works are regularly revived and reinterpreted the world over, Moore’s have fallen out of fashion. More »

Despite having penned the title song of Ireland’s biggest-selling album, A Woman’s Heart, and releasing more than a dozen albums over the last couple of decades, Eleanor McEvoy is still something of a well-kept secret. Over the last few years she has become increasingly appreciated in audiophile circles for the recording quality of her albums, with one hifi magazine awarding its Album Of The Year accolade to three of her releases. More »

Hailing from Norwich, Young States are a four-piece band specialising in energetic and passionate punk rock. More »

For the first time in four years the acclaimed and beloved band Deer Tick announce the September 15 release of a long-awaited new album…actually, two. Never a group to stand by conventional protocol, the celebrated Providence, RI quartet will release two separate albums of original material, Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2 (Partisan Records), recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN. The two albums complement each other yet reflect completely contrasting styles, both of which accurately represent the two distinctive musical personalities of Deer Tick — quiet and thoughtful / loud and raucous. “Sea Of Clouds” from Vol. 1 and the garage punk-infused “It’s a Whale” from Vol. 2 show these sides respectively. More »

On September 22, Ridgewood, NJ’s Prawn will release their new album entitled Run via Topshelf Records. Today they share their new single, ‘Greyhound’. More »

Portland, OR’s Wild Ones are sharing the second single off their forthcoming album, Mirror Touch, due October 6th via Topshelf Records. ‘Standing in the Back at Your Show’ premiered at Gold Flake Paint who described the track as “a sumptuous undertaking, one that bleeds an acutely subtle prickliness through the elegant shell of the composition which does its best to hide the such sentiments from view.” More »

Recently signed to Svart Records (Oranssi Pazuzu, Blaak Heat, Kairon; IRSE, Trees of Eternity and more), Hallatar are now gearing up to release their debut album No Stars Upon the Bridge, which is based on the lyrics and poems of Aleah Starbridge. More »

Going through a warehouse crammed with 50 years of archival material yielded things Steve Miller had forgotten about, as well as things he didn’t even know existed, as he prepared for his new catalog deal with Capitol/UMe and the upcoming Ultimate Hits set. More »

The forthcoming album, “Las Napalmas”, is a “to be or not to be” project, both for the listeners and the band. If you throw yourself into its musical whirlwind, which Tobias and Simen from Aiming For Enrike do every time, we’re pretty sure that you soon will catch on as well. Inside it’s atmospheric, it’s staccato, it’s fierce and it’s fascinating. But most of all it’s a lot of fun. More »

‘Post Meridiem’ is the third album by Vancouver, Canada based songwriter Jasper Sloan Yip. Produced by John Raham (Dan Mangan, Frazey Ford, Dralms), ‘Post Meridiem’ refines the blend of folk, rock and pop sensibilities that have won Jasper critical acclaim in his home territory in the years since his 2010 debut. More »

Lonely The Brave have been deliberately quiet these last few months, working on new material and reassessing what has come before. This has been all the more noticeable because before then, they had never stopped: last year alone saw them secure a no.1 on the rock chart with their second LP “Things Will Matter”, sell-out a headline tour and play main support on a hugely successful European tour with Biffy Clyro, followed with a thematically linked series of EP’s which have shown the sheer depth of strong material that was available to them around that second record. More »

On September 22, Ridgewood, NJ’s Prawn will release their new album entitled Run via Topshelf Records. Today they share the first single, ‘Rooftops’ via Billboard, who say “Where past Prawn songs employed strings and woodwinds, “Rooftops” — like the rest of Run — focuses on the instruments and voices that drive the band’s live show.”  More »

Hailing from Mönchengladbach, Germany, Earl Grey were founded just a couple of years ago and have so far released two EPs (Ready to Leave & Passing Time) with coverage in the likes of Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Alt Press and Punktastic. Shortly after releasing that debut EP, Earl Grey toured the UK and Europe, fast building an interest and popularity for their cathartic, passionate live shows. The band followed this with an ambitious tour of Eastern Europe involving 21 shows in 7 countries (and more than 8000km of driving). More »

Following the release of Acoustic Classics Vol. II to great reviews in August, Richard Thompson will release Acoustic Rarities (Beeswing via Proper Distribution) on October 6, just ahead of his UK tour that month. Acoustic Rarities is new recordings of some of the more obscure songs in the Thompson catalogue, some previously existing only as cover versions. More »

His raspy voice is as dry as the soil in Death Valley. His full beard is as prickly as a desert cactus. And the atmosphere in his songs is reminiscent of movie scenes shot by Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino and David Lynch. The 27-year old singer and songwriter Daniel Welbat is an engaging, passionate entertainer and, together with his excellent band WellBad, he has impressed critics and enthused audiences wherever they have performed their very own brand of modern Blues Rock. More »

With 2015’s debut album Class charting in the UK Top 100 and Scottish Top 10, reaching number one in the UK Indie Breakers chart, and receiving over three million plays on Spotify, The LaFontaines are ready to top that success with the seething power of their second album Common Problem, out on 27th October 2017 via A Wolf At Your Door Records. More »

Today, Sophia Marshall has announced the imminent arrival of her debut album ‘Bye Bye’ by premiering the eponymously named first single at No Depression, where it was described as “an easy on the ears airy shuffler which ponders the dissolution a friendship”. More »

Reverend & The Makers release a new single, ‘Auld Reekie Blues,’ taken from their new album, ‘The Death Of A King’, which is released through Cooking Vinyl on Friday 22nd September. ‘Auld Reekie Blues’ sees the Makers Ed Cosens take on lead vocal duties and is available now, along with previous singles ‘Too Tough To Die’ and ‘Juliet Knows,’ upon pre-ordering ‘The Death Of A King’. More »

We’re at Broen Studio in Bergen. Øystein Braut, Njål Clementsen, Anders Bjelland and Øyvind Hegg-Lunde have locked into a groove that never seems to stop. Their bodies are swaying in time with the music, their heads are eagerly shaking to the song that’s pumping out of the room, and it seems like they’ll never get out of it. Maybe they don’t want to get out? More »

Today, Mr Yolk, announces the debut album ‘Self Portrait’ with a premiere of the first single ‘Baker Street’ at Clash, where it was described as “a wonderfully concise piece of songwriting, with its gentle undulations swiftly taking you to a quite different place.” More »