DS FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2021

Another year around the sun with headphones on or speakers sending sonic vibrations around the house, as I immersed myself in the many excellent albums that were released in 2021. Lockdown provided the perfect escapist excuse to go deep with listening, finding new and fascinating artists and sounds while still digging new releases from longtime favourites. Black Midi, Black Country, New Road and Infinity Broke … Continue reading DS FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2021

Favourite Songs of 2011

So many people are starting to base their listening on songs these days, such is the reduction in attention spans, the proliferation of YouTube browsing and the ease of compiling ones own playlists featuring the best stuff you want to hear. Separate to my Top 50 LPs of 2011 I’ve also put together a list of songs that caught my ears and became hard to … Continue reading Favourite Songs of 2011

NEWS: The Felice Brothers release new EP for free…

On the back of their brilliant Celebration, Florida album from earlier this year, The Felice Brothers are releasing a new EP called Poughkeepsie Princess. They are also kindly releasing it for free over five weeks – or at least the cost of your email address. Head over to their website HERE and grab the first three tracks and get the others as they are released… Continue reading NEWS: The Felice Brothers release new EP for free…

REVIEW: THE FELICE BROTHERS – Yonder Is The Clock

2008’s The Felice Brothers was near the top of my end of year list, its strength coming from the way it caught the imagination with its rustic, cracked and weary charm. It contained songs played with minimal fuss and maximum heart and it was a breath of fresh air amongst the angst and art of many of the year’s other releases. Anticipation of a new … Continue reading REVIEW: THE FELICE BROTHERS – Yonder Is The Clock

NEWS: THE FELICE BROTHERS new album is about time…

Those rural minstrels The Felice Brothers have a new record on its way to us in April and it is called Yonder Is The Clock.  It follows their breakthrough self titled album of 2008 that came in at number 4 on our top 20 for last year. Apparently the record is “teaming with tales of love, death, betrayal, baseball, train stations, phantoms, pandemics, jail cells, … Continue reading NEWS: THE FELICE BROTHERS new album is about time…

OPINION: FAVOURITE SONGS OF 2008

1.  The catchiest album of the year gave us the single She Doesn’t Belong To Me… 2.  The ever elegant Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds produced the slo mo wordy swagger of More News From Nowhere… 3. Bon Iver was the shooting star of 2008 and this was one of the most beautiful songs of the year… Skinny Love…. 4. M38 delivered a convincing … Continue reading OPINION: FAVOURITE SONGS OF 2008