• Review: ‘folklore’ – Taylor Swift

    How much have you got done in lockdown? If you’re Taylor Swift, you’ve written and released an entire new album, and it might just be her best yet....
  • East of Eli: Part 1 of 2

    I went to The Troubadour in London to see East of Eli perform for the third time. The basement under the bar was illuminated with purple, blue and pink lights that set an enchanting glow to the room. East of Eli is chiefly comprised of one man, Nathan West,...
  • Holy Moly and The Crackers @ Bodega

    Never having previously heard of Holy Moly and The Crackers or any of their music, the only knowledge I had of the band is that they are a ‘gypsy folk group’ and incorporate a wide range of musical instruments. Fearing such variation would clash too much with the other...
  • “Easily the Album of the Year so far!” Album Review: Laura Marling – Semper Femina

    Laura Marling’s sixth album is here – Semper Femina, and it’s easily the album of the year so far. Given that Marling has only fairly recently turned 27, having six albums under the belt is staggering in itself – but there’s no sign of her running out of ideas....
  • Live Review: Will Varley, Bodega (20/02/2016)

    There are very few musicians that can capture and critique the human condition in such a sublimely nuanced manner as Will Varley. It has become apparent that once people become aware of the Folk hero they immediately become fans, hence the sold out nature of Varley’s Nottingham show. Having...
  • Interview: Will Varley

    Will Varley returns to Nottingham’s Bodega on 20th February in support of his recent release Postcards from Ursa Minor. Having recently touched base here in November to triumphantly support Frank Turner at his Rock City Double Header, Varley has a reputation for the wit woven throughout his light hearted...
  • Album Review: Daughter – Not To Dissapear

    Dark, slow and melancholic, Daughter’s second album, Not To Disappear certainly follows in the footsteps of their first album ‘If You Leave’ by addressing deep and harrowing personal issues such as loneliness, alienation, the emotional destabilisation that follows destructive life events and depression. This album is chilled out and...