Tag : folk

Mumford and Sons Delight at the First Direct Arena, 01.12.18

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After listening to the group’s latest album ‘Delta’, I was extremely eager to see what Mumford and Sons had to offer in terms of performance. Are they still as relevant today as they perhaps were five years ago? Looking around the huge venue that is First Direct Arena, I was … Read More

Novo Amor’s ‘Birthplace’ is Beautiful Atmospheric Folk

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Novo Amor goes on a journey and takes you with him. On Birthplace, the chord progressions and the changing dynamics make you feel as if you are following right behind, step by step, in admiration. Crescendos build you up to pull you back down again, leaving you fulfilled and pensive … Read More

Preview: Luke Sital-Singh @ Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, 18/5/17

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Singer songwriter Luke Sital-Singh first came onto the scene in 2012 with his debut EP Fail for You and this song was actually featured on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. He’s gone on to release more EPs and singles and was even longlisted for BBC’s Sound of…2014 alongside the likes … Read More

Bear’s Den @ O2 Academy, 02/04/2017

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I was first introduced to Bear’s Den a couple of years ago when I watched their heart wrenching video for ‘Above the Cloud’s of Pompeii’, a haunting track about the loss of a loved one. It was typical of their style, a subdued and melancholy folk music perfect to listen … Read More

The Order of Time by Valerie June

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Valerie June has just released her first album since 2013. The Order of Time, her fourth album, showcases her folk roots whilst being alternative and fresh. The 12 songs include orchestral strings as well as soul and country influences. She has been making music for over 10 years and has … Read More

Laura Marling @ O2 Academy, 8/3/17

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Laura Marling’s Semper Femina is a confident and detailed expression of femininity, owing much of its success to Blake Mills’ meticulous production and unusual instrumentation. Wednesday 8th March saw Marling grace Leeds’ O2 Academy, offering a stripped back but ultimately satisfying rendition of the album before its release and some … Read More

Semper Femina by Laura Marling

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I have to admit, it took me a couple of listens of Laura Marling’s, the twenty seven year old folk singer-songwriter and all round babe, latest album, Semper Femina, to really get my head around it. I had flashbacks to a fifteen year old me turning aghast from Marling’s third … Read More

In The Middle with Martha Wainwright

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Speaking to someone as interesting as folk artist/singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright was an exciting and intriguing prospect, so of course I began by asking her about her Christmas holidays. “They were good. We always have a kind of work holiday I guess, because every year for a while now we’ve been … Read More

The Lumineers @ O2 Academy, 24/10/16

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You know a gig has been a success when the chords of the final song are dying out before you even know what’s happened. Following the mellow crooning of support act Bahamas, The Lumineers burst on stage at the O2 Academy last Monday night and from start to finish the … Read More

In The Middle with Lake Komo

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Lake Komo have certainly made a name for themselves over the past 3 years. Originally hailing from Lancaster, the quartet have relocated to Manchester and are already making waves in the Northern music scene. 2016 has seen them go from strength to strength with their latest single ‘Milwaukee’ earning a … Read More