2013 MID YEAR FAVOURITE ALBUMS

Here we are again at list time, halfway through 2013 and already there have been a swathe of great albums released. We’ve been listening to an eclectic mix of stuff as usual including dub electronica, skronking freeform saxophone, abrasive art rock, retro-leaning post punk and heartstring americana. These are the records we’ve loved the most from what we’ve heard this year. There will be others … Continue reading 2013 MID YEAR FAVOURITE ALBUMS

ALBUM REVIEW: Phosphorescent | Muchacho

by Chris Familton Matthew Houck (Phosphorescent) has proven to be something of a prolific and mercurial songwriter since his third album Pride caught people’s attention in 2007 with its stark and heartfelt folk songs. Since then he confessed his love for Willie Nelson before further embracing country music on Here’s To Taking It Easy. Muchacho is a shift from the musical themes of those records, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Phosphorescent | Muchacho

NEWS: PHOSPHORESCENT to release new album…

Matthew Houck aka Phosphorescent is set to release his 2nd full length of originals on May 11th via Dead Oceans (Inertia in Australia) and is calling it Here’s To Taking It Easy. It follows on from the covers record To Willie and on first listens (yep we have a copy!) it sounds like a finely balanced mix of that alcohol soaked country album and his  … Continue reading NEWS: PHOSPHORESCENT to release new album…

REVIEW: PHOSPHORESCENT – To Willie

Cover albums are a strange beast. They can either be a hit or miss collection of an artist’s favourite songwriters like Patti Smith’s recent Twelve, or an album of different bands paying tribute to one particular musician such as The Late Great Daniel Johnston. Phosphorescent has taken a different angle by releasing To Willie, a collection of lesser known gems from Willie Nelson’s back catalogue. … Continue reading REVIEW: PHOSPHORESCENT – To Willie

NEWS: PHOSPHORESCENT to release covers album…

The magnificent Phosphorescent will release a tribute to Willie Nelson on February 3rd entitled To Willie. This will be the follow up to Matthew Houck’s 2007 album Pride which is a fantastic record for those fans of Will Oldham and Bon Iver.  Coming out on the label Dead Oceans, the new record is a love letter to Willie Nelson and selects many of his lesser … Continue reading NEWS: PHOSPHORESCENT to release covers album…