Reasons to shop with us » 0113 245 4399

Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

2601-2700 of 2830 items. « Prev  Next »

Show page list »
Show filters »

Karen Dalton
In My Own Time

Karen Dalton was part of the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1960s and was a favourite of Bob Dylan and Fred Neil. She also played with Tim Hardin from time to time and was one of the first to cover his song “Reason to Believe”. She died in 1993. “In My Own Time” was originally released in 1971 and showcases h...view item »

David Vandervelde
Waiting For The Sunrise

Waiting For The Sunrise is David Vandervelde's second album and was released in 2008. Whilst the '70s influences of his debut album "The Moonstation House Band" are still there, the comparisons to T-Rex aren't so much. This has more of a smooth country rock vibe with the occasional fleck of Yacht Rock. The songs are more straight forward, lack t...view item »

Taylor Hollingsworth
Life With A Slow Ear

Taylor is a great musician, some may have a distaste for his voice. However, let me say that if you like Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band (especially songs like "Air Mattress" and "Snake Hill") than you will enjoy this. His voice, albeit unique, works great with h...view item »

Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore
Dear Companion

I went to see Daniel Martin Moore way back in 2011. This was the only one of his albums I didn't have at the time so I bought it at the gig. Just looking at the CD now, I found a piece of paper inside with Haley Bonar's name written on it. He covered her brilliant song "Wendy Bird" during the gig. Afterwards I d...view item »

The whisper EP

For the love of music!  Not too many labels still put out music...for the love of music.  And that's why Lanarkshire based Chaffinch Records is such a little gem.  Releasing various artists EP's, and a little EP by a nobody artist named Anthony Reynolds (Jack!!!), these ...view item »

Garret Baker
Fading Fast

Urgh, there's something well sinister about the sleeve for this self-released CD from Dublin's Garret Baker. I don't like the look in that fox's eyes. 'Fading Fast' is a collection of modern-sounding folk, generally just voice and guitar, that veers towards the darker, more introspective side of things and occasionally reminds me of Leonard Cohen i...view item »

Kelli Ali
Rocking Horse

Kelli Ali was the singer of Sneaker Pimps back in the mid-nineties whose singles '6 Underground' and 'Spin, Spin Sugar' used to bug the hell out of me, I was even unfortunate enough to have perform '6 Underground' as part of a module of my music production course!!! It was well pecking I tell thee!!! Nowadays Kelli Ali plies a more respectable trad...view item »

All My Friends Are Funeral Singers

This is the kind of record that reinvigorates the album as a relevant form, as its accomplishment builds with repeated listening. Tim Rutili is one of the most underrated singer-songwriters in indie music, in my opinion. With All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, the band achieves a mature, fully realised project, blending cooling Studebaker radia...view item »

The Felice Brothers
Yonder is the Clock

The Felice Brothers fall into a category of Americana that I think of as "Heartland Gothic." That is, they use traditional Appalachian folk forms and mix them up with bits of New Orleans and dark concepts to create a sound that owes as much to Tom Waits and other musical explorers as it does to traditional American music. It helps that they seem...view item »

James Husband
A Parallax

James Huggins -- or as he is now calling himself James Husband -- comes to the public with an exciting and at the same time quaint solo debut. Famed for being part of the psych/indie/pop/baroque/genre Athens band of Montreal, Husband usually is at the back playing the drums behind a prancing Kevin Barnes. Mr Husband/Huggins sounds like a man fro...view item »

Pete Fosco
Crescent Avenue

Pete Fosco has had a couple of release out before on Digitalis and the Reverb Worship label. Here's a new one on Dead Pilot which is packaged in a lush digipak with holes cut out of the artwork. Well nice! Inside the sleeve is a nice bit of blue paper with a cool pattern on which pokes through the holes. Suddenly the need for holes is making sense....view item »

Cerys Matthews
Don't Look Down

Now I've pre-empted the office joke of giving me everything welsh to review by grabbing the new album by Welsh fox and man snatcher Cerys Matthews. Sorry Cerys but I'm getting married next month love. You had your chance that time in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll-gogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysilio-gogogoch. (I wish!) Phil tells me he quite liked the last album...view item »

Emiliana Torrini

Emiliana Torrini's "Rarities" is a solid collection of remixes and B-sides, ranging from acoustic ballads to trip-hop tapestries. What is it about Iceland that produces elfishly beautiful women with hauntingly breathy voices? True to the spirit of 'Bjorkness', the compositions feature interestingly complex beats and orchestrations. Those who enj...view item »

Barry Dransfield
Barry Dransfield

A masterpiece of modern psychedelic british folk. Wonderful and earthy interpretations of an eclectic song selection (ranging from traditional fare to Michael Hurley's 'The Werewolf', which has never had better treatment) on a recording considered one of the best of it's kind. Great fiddle playing and char...view item »

The Dovetail Consort
East & West EP

Oh nice one, more irritatingly hard to identify 3" CDs on Rusted Rail! Just what our stockrooms need! It's a good job their releases tend to be of a very high standard innit. Otherwise I'd have to start windmilling. They do good press releases too, I've just read the one for this Dovetail Consort release and it's a beauty - leaving me totally ...view item »

V V Brown
Travelling Like The Light

This record is pop music with a real sound to it. Unlike GaGa or Ms. Spears, Brown has a true talent that is not mucked up by synthesisers and cheap production. She experiments with a rockstar sound as well as a dance sound, but also has flavoured the production with the warming touch of sixties girl groups. The singles from this album serve as ...view item »

Iron and Wine
Around the Well

Iron and Wine followers are in for a real treat with the release of 'Around The Well' which is a value for money collection of rarities. B-Sides, and previously unreleased material. The triple vinyl pack comes with a download code and a poster and the CD is a double disc set. I'm probably preaching to the converted here but if you're not familiar w...view item »

Ellen Mary McGee
The Crescent Sun

Ellen Mary McGee is a singer songwriter of Irish/Romany decent. 'Crescent Sun' is Ellen's first solo album following a stint in performing in irish folk outfit Saint Joan who made a few records for excellent australian label Camera Obscura. Two things worth mentioning; Ellen Mary McGee has a beautiful voice, so beautiful she could front The Chipmun...view item »

Tom Brosseau
Posthumous Success

Posthumous Success, eh.. Noticed there's another J Dilla LP on the way, I bet he and Arthur Russell are having a serious house party somewhere with all these royalties. Cynicism aside, we do all like humous in here and I'm sure its consumption can only lead us on to greater things. I'm not familiar with Tom Brosseau but apparently he's worked with ...view item »

John Vanderslice
Romanian Names

This album is a great gift to his fans, a highlight reel of perfectly haunting and gentle songs, dream-like lyrics and experimental sound effects. I find this record satisfying, in the way a crafty novel is dovetailed...or a sublime meal is presented in small courses. Vanderslice takes time to visit a plethora of emotional corners, showi...view item »

Joanna Newsom
The Milk Eyed Mender

On first listen I was amazed by this album. How could she be so audacious as to not to attempt (at least) to create a "pretty" sound? When you make an album don't you do everything to make it "pleasing to the ear?" I realised after a few tracks... she doesn't care about that. These are her songs and she does them her way and that's that... take ...view item »

Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

I'm well into this new Bat For Lashes album. I never really heard the last one much and when I did hear it I don't think I was that arsed about it. Me being the fickle soul and perhaps the extra exposure to this album (we've had a promo kicking around for a while) means it's had time to sink in. The thing that I really like about this is her ...view item »

Richard Swift
The Atlantic Ocean

With The Atlantic Ocean, Swift continues his surprisingly catchy oeuvre after the subtle yet very quality Dressed Up For the Letdown. The Atlantic Ocean is a bit more up-tempo, comprised of a weird yet intriguing inclusion of electronica weaving in between an omnipresent piano, lonely horn section, crunchy guitar and banjo ensemble. For me, the ...view item »

Alasdair Roberts

The lord of all things Celtic and folk is back armed with a new album of tales of old. Yup Alasdair Roberts has a brand new long player out on Drag City this week called 'Spoils'. I do like a bit of Ally Roberts though he's one of these people I'd always be happy with just one album by. Having said that this album has a slightly fuller sound as he ...view item »

The Lord Dog Bird
The Lord Dog Bird

I think The Lord Dog Bird's greatest success with this album is its cohesiveness. All the songs fit together to show a bigger picture. Some songs feature effects and ideas unique in each song and some effects and ideas that expand multiple songs. Most listeners should initially be aware that the reverb on this album is turned way up. The sound q...view item »

Parts & Labor

Receivers from Parts & Labor is a consistently surprising effort, combining noise, prog and psychedelic rock, often with 70's heavy metal guitar backdrop, into an experimental mix that for the first half of the album often doesn't even seem like the same band from track to track. They also layer on some electronic flourishes and display a re...view item »

Silver Jews
Tanglewood Numbers

On “Tanglewood Numbers” Silver Jews have transformed into more of rock band than they ever used to be. The dusty, slacker style is more-or-less gone, the sound is more immediate and punchy. “Punks In The Beerlight” is a decent opener and is more indie-rock than we’re used to getting from the band. However, there are...view item »

Salim Nourallah

Salim's 4th solo CD is an intimate portrait of life and mortality, written by an expert songwriting craftsman. Dealing with birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, life's trials, and the sudden death of a close friend, Salim weaves his lyrics into an understated yet vivid portrait of the life experience. His melodies are intricate while remain...view item »

Troy Faid
Last Weeks Tune

'Last Weeks Tune' is a full length CD by the supremely gifted folkster Troy Faid. He played our local cinema the other week and kindly sent us a ticket so we could attend his show. I'd like to see the 5-6 of us trying to stoop in there dressed in one hugely overlength raincoat, keystone cops style. He's got a rustic yet young & charismatic styl...view item »

Swan Lake
Enemy Mine

Destroyer, Wolf Parade, and Frog Eyes are all unique and interesting bands on their own, but bringing them together creates something that feels like it was just meant to be. Whether you like this album or prefer "Beast Moans", hearing the three of them sing together is an unforgettable experience that deserves more albums. This album is a bit s...view item »

Stonewater EP

Moving onto Cubs on Rusted Rail. It's a (rather) cute 3" CD called The Stonewater EP and it's got a whopping 8 tracks on it. I can't even work out how much tracks per inch that is as the numbers aren't even. It's a lot though. Probably at least 10 (ish). Cubs contains folks from Phantom Dog Beneath The Moon, Mirakil Whip, Agitated Radio Pilot ...view item »

Palace Songs

"Hope" is an EP or mini album released in 1994, from the early part of Will Oldham's career. Its brief 18 minutes prove that quality and not quantity is the key to great music. "Agnes, Queen Of Sorrow" opens proceedings is typical of Oldham's sound. It has the refrain "If you wait another day" repeated as the song builds in a ramshackle yet beau...view item »

March of The Zapotec

Now that Zach Condon has been treading the boards for a while now, each new release is possibly viewed with increasing weariness as his schtick is under fire from heartless critics questioning his soul amidst dubious claims of cultural tourism. Hey, you all loved the first record, right? Didn't bother you THEN? I'm sorry but this is the music th...view item »

Jack Penate
Tonight's Today

Jack Penate looks well fit on his new record sleeve. Gone are the colourful sleeves which fold out into tents or whatever and they've been replaced with black and white photos of Jack with stubble looking all sensitive and sensible. Well hunky... A bit like those Adele sleeves.. Hey you can see for youself and see if you'd want to bang him. He does...view item »

Tiago L.A
Is Losing The Plot

OK my final review got wiped and now I'm having to write it again and I really can't be arsed as I'm well busy. I remember it started off Taigo L.A is losing the plot. As it's by Taigo L.A and it's called Losing The Plot. Very clever you see. Then I can't remember what I said aside from it comes in amazingly lush 70's style Japanese Bowie import in...view item »

Boduf Songs
The Strait Gait

I always seem to land stuff in the Latitudes series to review... This time it is Boduf Songs who you may be familiar with from releases on Kranky. 'The Strait Gait'somewhat of a departure from his out there singer/ songwriter folk stuff. It's pretty brooding droney gear.. black, as black as night I say. There's lots of creepy sounds appearing ...view item »

Belt Motel
Twenty Eight

Here's something on Unlabel records I enjoyed immensely. It's a CD by Belt Motel called Twenty Eight. Limited to 100 copies again (this is approximately how many people are out there left buying CD's....) and it's a lo fi noisey bluesy stomp. Scuzzy yet heartfelt.... like Doo Rag without the saucepans. It has an enormous fuzzy charm though and the ...view item »

Songs Of My Lap
The Prize

Songs of My Lap: 'The Prize' (Unlabel) From the prolific label who know no bounds when in comes to filling your ears. This is in a limited edition of 200, housed in a generic Unlabel sleeve with random pictures pasted on. Alex Hancock is S O M L, solo guitar slinging singer songwriter with what I consider a slightly androgynous vocal acrobatics. Co...view item »

Jack Shirt
Silent Beef

Jack Shirt is a one-man project and Silent Beef is his second album. It’s a weird and marvellous sonic adventure through a kaleidoscope of concise and witty musical adventures. Mr Shirt plays pretty much all the mainstay instruments of modern music – guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, vocals and electronics. And he...view item »

Brian Wilson
What I Really Want For Christmas

If there's anyone in the world I detest more than Mike Love its Brian Wilson's saxophonist, Paul Mertens. I'm sure he's a nice guy but he's put a few dreadful sax or flute solo's into Wilson's recent stuff and...well I think it's disgusting. Oth...view item »

Robert Wyatt
Nothing Can Stop Us

Wyatt was a peripheral interest for me, mostly post 'Soft Machine', with 'Matching Mole', 'Rock Bottom' & 'Ruth is Stranger Than Fiction'. A 1986 release of political torch and protest songs. "Shipbuilding" was released as a single and it remains a great working class song. "At last I am Free" sung in Mr Wyatt's unique nasal dirge is a power...view item »

Okkervil River
The Stand Ins

Okkervil River has the sound of a band that found its identity in roadhouses and small venues across the country. Like the Hold Steady, even their studio albums feel plucked from live performances, with all the rough folkish charms, the genial stomp that would come from rowdy crowds and the plaintive pleas of the faux-humblest of singer-songwrit...view item »


New Zealander Ladyhawke has said that she wanted to write new music that would make people feel instantly nostalgic. Well, she has succeeded. When I heard the first track, "Magic" (one of the best here), the 80's rushed at me, begging to be recognised. This song, and several others, would be right at home amid the music of Berlin, Laura Branigan...view item »

Angela Desveaux
The Mighty Ship

Angela Desveaux is a great new talent and, if there is any justice in the music world, she will garner a lot more attention in the near future. A very gifted songwriter and singer, categorises her as "Country", but she is much more "Alternate Country/Rock" or "Country/Folk" than pure "Country". Any one who enjoys the music of Lucind...view item »

The Pine Hill Haints

This album is a document of a band at it's finest. With the addition of a second singer, the Haints have really kicked it up a notch. They're not ironic, and you can clearly tell they appreciate all sorts of American music. As this is not one of their newer CDs, the music, to me, was not as fully developed as it is now. They have certainly evolv...view item »

Thickets And Stitches

This is the kind of under the radar talented band you would love to brag to your friends about. Very skilled musicians, making very interesting music with depth and catchy, catchy melodies. The style of music by the Mumlers is light psychedelic folk, in the realm of say a Devendra Banhart (but less over the top). The singer, Will Sprott, while n...view item »

2601-2700 of 2830 items. « Prev  Next »

Show page list »
Show filters »