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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 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
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
Michael J Sheehy
Evocative and beautiful debut album from folk rock duo the Lost Doves, which provides a welcome antidote to these dark times.
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
Richard Davies and the Dissidents
Robb Johnson and the Irregulars
Kacy and Clayton
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
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
Masterful and evocative debut album from rising Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Thom Morecroft
Confessional and brilliantly produced latest album from Deep South bluesman and songwriter Tim Holehouse
Melancholic but compelling Americana on third album from the Mining Co., the project of singer-songwriter Michael Gallagher
Tenement and Temple
Evocative debut album from Tenement and Temple, the new band of Thrum's Monica Queen and Johnny Smillie
Fantastic combination of punk, psychedelia ans surfer rock influences on latest vinyl/CD release from Stonehenge-based band the Neighbourhood Strange
Masterful new studio album from ex-Jack frontman, music biographer and cult solo artist Anthony Reynolds
Extraordinary covers album of previously undiscovered psych garage gems from acclaimed cult group Blue Orchids
Challenging but riveting insturmental psychedelic rock on fifth album from New Jersey-based guitarist Delicate Steve
Passionate third album from Only Child, the project of Liverpudlian musician Alan O’Hare, which pays tribute to his own roots
Reflective and atmospheric album from London-based m singer-songwriter Rafa Russo who is also an award-winning screenplay writer
Raucous and explosive rock and roll on mini-album from Birmingham-based trio Black Bombers
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