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

Haley Heynderickx-I Need To Start A Garden

Much has been made about the debut album by Haley Heynderickx. The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. In my bubble of social media, aha being hailed as one of the great singer/songwriter’s of the next generation. Time will tell if that is true, but I Need To Start A Garden is certainly a great start. The album is eight tracks that clock in right at … Continue reading Haley Heynderickx-I Need To Start A Garden

Oliver Ignatius-Citys A Hell

I’ve been following the career of Oliver Ignatius for about 15 years already. As a teen he fronted the band The Hysterics, who became the first band to break out of the blogosphere and landed themselves some screen time on MTV. After that band dissolved, which you can read about here, he started his own studio. Over the past seven or eight years a lot … Continue reading Oliver Ignatius-Citys A Hell

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