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Zena Grieg




Profiles


Aruba Red


Zena Grieg examines a new song and video from Jack Bruce's daughter Aruba Red, which reflects on her own journey and battle with depression.




Kate Daisy Grant
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous

Zena Grieg previews vocalist/composer Kate Daisy Grant's new album which explores world lullabies.
Zena Grieg profiles this year's Glasgow Summer Sessions which will take place in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow between the 16th and 25th August.
Zena Grieg profiles this year’s Boomtown Festival which will include sets from Lauryn Hill, Prophets of Rage, the Streets, UB40 and Gogol Bordello.
Zena Grieg profiles this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals which will take place between the 23rd and 25th August.


Favourite Albums




Oasis
Garbage

Zena Greig enjoys Oasis' new double live CD which captures the two infamous sell-out concerts they played at Knebwoth in 1996.
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Zena Greig reflects on Garbage's 2001 third album 'Beautiful Garbage', which is being released in a remastered, expanded version.


Reviews



Lykke Li
Kim Robins
Emile Sande
Sigrid

Intimate and minimalist yet cinematic fifth album from Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li
Eclectic mix of bluegrass, country and gospel, on resilient third album from Indiana singer-songwriter Kim Robins which was created out of personal tragedy
Refreshing comeback album from internationally-renowned Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sande
Thoughtful and experimental electronica on second album from chart-storming Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid


Bonnie Raitt
Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway
Josie Bello
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Powerful and reflective combination of original compositions and covers on first album in six years from California-based singer Bonnie Raitt
Eclectic bluegrass and country rock on third album from singer-songwriter Molly Tuttle
Thoughtful and sensitive mix of folk, rock and country on confident third album from American singer-songwriter Josie Bello
Excellent acoustic album from Joan Jett which features new versions of her best-known songs in a more intimate setting


Bonham-Bullick
Maren Morris
Ella Henderson
Nilufer Yanya

Eclectic covers album from Deborah Bonham, the younger sister of Led Zeppelin Drummer John Bonham, and her guitarist husband Peter Bullick
Evocative combination of folk, country and pop on third album from award winning American singer-songwriter Maren Morris
Confident but thought-provoking and bluntly honest second album and first in eight years from singer-songwriter Ella Henderson
Minimalist and ethereal second album which reflects on vulnerability and dislocation from London-based singer-songwriter Nilufer Yanya


Avril Lavigne
Lilly of the West
Joss Stone
Bastille

Raucously energetic and fiery comeback album from Canadian singer Avril Lavigne which marks a return to her pop-punk roots
Eclectic and quirky collection of covers on twelfth album from Bulgarian bluegrass group Lilly of the West
Exuberant first album in seven years from acclaimed singer-songwriter Joss Stone
Expansive and experimental science fiction-themed fourth album from London-based stadium act Bastille


Dewey and Leslie Brown with The Carolina Gentlemen
Janis Ian
Lydia Brownfield
Marina

Traditional but distinctive bluegrass on second album from Appalachian-rooted husband and wife duo Dewey and Leslie Brown with backing band The Carolina Gentlemen
Eclectic and powerful first album in fifteen years from Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Janis Ian which she says will be her last and proves a fitting conclusion to her unique musical career.
Versatile and reflective album from Ohio-based singer-songwriter and emerging talent Lydia Brownfield inspired by romantic break-up and divorce
Appealing combination of the political with the personal on surprising and enjoyable fifth album from Welsh singer-songwriter Marina which originally released last year has now come out in a deluxe edition


Courtney Barnett
Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Alicia Keys
Kelly Clarkson

Understated but uplifting third album from Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett
Urgent and reflective fourteenth album from Neil Young with with his original backing group Crazy Horse
Versatile double album from Alicia Keys which is split into two parts, one consisting of new songs, and the other of reworkings of songs from her back catalogue
Appealing mix or covers and original material on second Christmas album from American singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson






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