Erin Rae-Putting On Airs

There’s a softness to Erin Rae’s voice that belies the cynicism of her lyrics. You could set her style up next to post-Rilo Kiley Jenny Lewis and Laura Marling to see some of the modern influences in the music you’ll hear on Putting On Airs. Going back further you’ll also find Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris in there as well. Maybe even a little Petula … Continue reading Erin Rae-Putting On Airs

Laura Veirs-Lightning Rod

Remember Last.fm? I’m aware it still exists but I don’t know anyone who still uses it. Five or six years have gone by since the last time I scrobbled my recent plays. I did discover some great stuff through them, though, and Laura Veirs is one of the better ones. Around the time Bella Union re-issued her album The Triumphs And Travails Of Orphan Mae … Continue reading Laura Veirs-Lightning Rod

Hudson Taylor-Feel It Again

Having made their bones busking on the streets of Dublin, the Hudson Taylor boys, Harry and Alfie, releases their debut album back in 2015. After extensive touring they’re now releasing their follow-up, Feel It Again. The EP contains a lot of different elements from influences from the UK as well as some American. The first time through the EP I was struck by how good … Continue reading Hudson Taylor-Feel It Again

The Top Songs Of 2017

I think we can all agree 2017 has been a long decade. For every step forward we took over the past eight years, it seems we’ve taken 2 giant steps back since January. Fortunately, music has continued to be a kind of refuge from the harsh reality we find ourselves inhabiting, and it’s been a pretty good 12 months in that regard. There were only … Continue reading The Top Songs Of 2017