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Simon Nicol of Fairport Convention discusses with Steve Kinrade the band's legendary repertoire, their rider requests and upcoming tour.
Steve Kinrade profiles the growing Folk/Country/Americana scene in his native Liverpool.
Steve Kinrade at the Thornton Hough Social Club enjoys a charismatic, unforgettable performance from grassroots singer-songwriter Cal Ruddy with excellent support from Visions of Albion and Evie Moran.
With Visions of Albion and Evie Moran, Thornton Hough Social Club, Thornton Hough
: 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool. 09/11/2019
81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool, 13/11/2018
Atkinson, Southport, 26/1/2018
Philharmonic Music Room, Liverpool, 14/9/2016
Cult late 1980s psych-pop outfit 16 Tambourines reform to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their debut LP ‘How Green Is Your Valley’ with a sold-out hometown gig. Steve Kinrade views.
Steve Kinrade waTches rising Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Emilio PInchi, superbly supported by White Little Lies and Lydiah, play an impressive home city gig to launch his new 'Holiday' EP.
Steve Kinrade watches acoustic folk duo Winter Wilson play an enthralling set in support of Fairport Convention to promote their latest album 'Far Off on the Horizon'.
Steve Kinrade enjoys new Optic Nerve Recordings retrospective 'Need Somebody to Love', which compiles together all the studio recordings of lost 70's new wave band, the VIPs.
In our 'Re:View' section, Steve KInrade examines seminal Americana act Giant Sand's latest album 'Returns to Valley of Rain', which is a reworking of their 1985 debut album, 'Valley of Rain'.
In our Re:View section, in which our writers look back on albums from the past, Steve Kinrade reflects on 'Onomatopoeia', the debut album of Butterfly Child, the art rock project of Irish singer-songwriter Joe Cassidy.
In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Liverpool-based writer Steve Kinrade writes of ten songs that sum up his love of music
Blues Against Youth
Extensive and well-presented compilation of Birmingham indie and post-punk bands between 1978 and 1982
Pastoral yet potent folk rock on extraordinary debut album from Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire trio The Low Drift
Authentic and integral blues on sixth album from Italian one-man project The Blues Against Youth
Exquisite and astonishing eponymous second album from Wirral-based singer-songwriter Mike Ryan
Ian M Bailey
Extraordinary second album from alternative/psych folk artist Henry Parker which while at one level influenced by the past also looks to the future
Astonishing and timeless fifth album from Barcelona-based group Stay which inhabits its own universe
EXceptional new album from singer-songwriter Ian M Bailey, which co-written with Sosmic Rough Riders' Daniel Wylie, points to better times
Remarkable 'Ulysses'-influenced stream of consciousness poem set to music from Merseyside-based singer-songwriter Dan Haywood.
Greg Antista and the Lonely Streets
Versatile album from Californiian elder statesmen Greg Antista and the Lonely Streets who maintain a punk attitude
Excellent covers album in which blues artist Sean Chambers pays tribute to his former mentor, legendary ex Howlin’ Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin,
Fantastic covers project and charity compilation album for NRBQ bassist and songwriter Joey Spampinato, who is undergoing long-term treatment for cancer
Cinematic and richly rewarding solo album from Beth Orton guitarist and composer Ted Barnes
Confident Elvis Costello-influenced indie rock on latest album from Scottish band The Eisenhowers
Mellow West Coast pop on enjoyable debut EP from JIM, the new project of Crazy P's Jim Baron
Haunting and also surprisingly accessible twelfth album from London-based veteran noise/experimental rockers the Telescopes
Evocative and beautiful debut album from folk rock duo the Lost Doves, which provides a welcome antidote to these dark times.
Michael J Sheehy
Richard Davies and the Dissidents
Sublime and understated but also emotionally rich first album in ten years from Michael J Sheehy
Intimate and emotional album from Merseyside songwriter John Jenkins that reflects on the challenges we all face in growing older
Promising and exciting debut album from 80's-influenced Melbourne indie guitar band Floodlights
Enjoyable classic and punk rock-influenced debut solo album from former Tiny Monroe and the Snakes guitarist Richard Davies and his new band the Dissidents
Robb Johnson and the Irregulars
Kacy and Clayton
Essential album from Robb Johnson and the Irregulars which captures the politics of current times astutely
Compelling post-punk psychedelia from Liverpudlian singer-songwriter and Julian's brother, Joss Cope
Fine, potentially breakthrough album from young Saskatchewan country duo Kacy and Clayton
Insightful retrospective of studio recordings and live performances from short-lived 70's Birmingham punk band the Prefects
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