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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
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.
Eclectic and exuberant debut album rom bestselling Irish band Inhaler
Enjoyable retro and European-influenced seventh album from bestselling singer-songwriter ack Savoretti
Uncompromising yet reflective new album from much acclaimed alternative rockers Garbage
Well-crafted and eclectic first album in nineteen years from Glaswegian band Del Amitri
First Aid Kit
Thoughtful 70's retro pop on first album in four years from St. Vincent, the project of Texas-raised singer-songwriter Annie Clark
Powerful and therapeutic debut solo album from Wilde Bell’s Natalie Bergman recorded after the deaths of her father and stepmother in a car accident
Introspective and sparse second solo album from Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams
Excellent tribute album to Leonard Cohen recorded live over two nights at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm by sibling duo First Aid Kit
Lake Street Dive
Nick Cave And Warren Ellis
Unpredictable and innovative eighth album from Brooklyn-based five-piece act Lake Street Dive who have worked on this new release with hip-hop producer Mike Elizondo
Upbeat and positive latest album from acclaimed Swedish singer-songwriter and pop artist Zara Larsson
Intense and versatile collaboration between Nick Cave and his fellow Bad Seeds member Warren Ellis
Inspirational debut album whose influences include Sylvia Plath from London musician and poet, Arlo Parks
Thoughtful and emotive album from Steve Earle, in which he pays tribute to his son Justin Townes Earle who died of an accidental drugs overdose last year by covering a collection of Justin’s songs
Intense but quietly hopeful and resilient live piano-and-voice album from Nick Cave recorded alone in the empty Alexandra Palace in London
Impressive second album in a year from Taylor Swift which finds her continuing to develop in an indie-folk direction
Resilient and emotive first album in five years from Watford-based folk-pop sister trio The Staves
Black Country, New Road
Billie Joe Armstrong
Experimental and promising debut album from eclectic Cambridge septet Black Country, New Road
Environmentally-conscious latest album from The Weather Station, the project of Canadian songwriter Tamara Lindeman, which finds her moving away from her acoustic roots
Extensive twentieth anniversary reissue box set of U2’s bestselling tenth album
Versatile and unpredictable collection of covers from Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong
Intimate and reflective but uplifting fifth album from much acclaimed singer-songwriter and musician Paloma Faith
Playful but solid and distinctive pop and R and B on sixth album from Ariana Grande
Energetic and orchestral fifth solo album by the English singer-songwriter and Take That lead singer, Gary Barlow
Fine country-pop on fourth album from harmonic sisters duo Ward Thomas recorded during lockdown in a Hampshire cottage
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