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Mandolin Orange – Such Jubilee
May05

Mandolin Orange – Such Jubilee

Read our review of Such Jubilee by Mandolin Orange North Carolina duo Mandolin Orange (Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz) have today (May 5 2015) released Such Jubilee on Yep Roc Records.  The new album follows the duo’s 2013 well-regarded debut release This Side of Jordan, which was named one of National Public Radio’s Top 10 Folk and Americana Albums. Such Jubilee was written over the course of a year spent on the road. ...

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Josh Rouse – The Embers Of Time – A Review
Apr29

Josh Rouse – The Embers Of Time – A Review

Read our review of The Embers Of Time by Josh Rouse Originally hailing from rural Nebraska, Josh Rouse has carved out a distinguished career (ten albums since 1998) as a quality musician and songwriter.  His new LP The Embers of Time was released this April via Yep Roc Records. “It’s my surreal expat. therapy record,” observes Rouse.  The new album takes inspiration from his self-admitted crisis of confidence and bouts with...

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Chuck Prophet – Night Surfing – A Review
Nov10

Chuck Prophet – Night Surfing – A Review

Read our review of the new Chuck Prophet album ‘Night Surfer’     Chuck Prophet’s New Album Night Surfer   By Rob Dickens I wrote a while back how much I love Chuck Prophet’s work. A key figure in the influential 1980’s indie band Green and Red, a string of compelling solo records since 1990, a side man and session musician to many esteemed artists and a man with insights into human...

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Robyn Hitchcock – The Man Upstairs
Oct28

Robyn Hitchcock – The Man Upstairs

Read our review of Robyn Hitchcock’s ‘The Man Upstairs’ Robyn Hitchcock The Man UpstairsThe Man Upstairs is the new album from psychedelic folk troubadour Robyn Hitchcock on Yep Roc Records, arriving hot on the heels of 2013′s Love From London.  The new release sees Hitchcock uniting with legendary producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention) for an unusual recording in an already quite idiosyncratic career,...

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The Autumn Defense – Fifth
Jan11

The Autumn Defense – Fifth

Wilco off-shoot duo The Autumn Defence produce ‘Áutumn’   WILCO’S PATRICK SANSONE AND JOHN STIRRATT THE AUTUMN DEFENSE FIFTH I managed to see Patrick Sansone and John Stirratt three times in 2013.  Twice as part of super alternative band Wilco’s performances at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest and again as presenters at the Americana Awards ceremony in Nashville. Fifth is the new album from the talented duo...

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