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Ryan West, the singer and mandolinist with Canadian country/bluegrass outfit The Lucky Ones, talks to Julie Cruickshank about their debut album, their formation and coping with performing in a Yukon winter.
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Leeds-based musician Lewis Burner talks to Julie Cruickshank about his two solo albums, his new group The Burner Band and their debut album, 'Signs and Wonders'.
Antifolk-punk pioneer Hank Osasuna aka Spinmaster Plantpot tells Julie Cruickshank about his influences and his TV work.
Italian blues musician Elli de Mon speaks to Julie Cruickshank about her dazzling new album 'Countin' the Blues', upon which she covers early female blues artists,, as well as her punk and garage influences and playing the blues all over Europe.
Hailed as ‘The Godfather of Americana’, US roots rock musician Jason Ringenberg recently issued new solo LP ‘Rhinestoned’ to outstanding praise. Julie Cruickshank caught up with the alt. country pioneer to chat about the making of the album and formative influences
Julie Cruickshank pays tribute to Status Quo's original bassist and co-founder Alan Lancaster who died in September.
In 'The Image That Made Me Weep' Julie Cruickshank laments the demise of legendary rock pub The Ruskin Arms, which launched Iron Maiden and the Small Faces.
In the first in a new series, in which our writers tell of encounters with the famous, Julie Cruickshank tells of a strange meeting with Michael Jackson in Foyle’s bookshop in London.
In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Julie Cruickshank writes of her favourite songs by 70's rock giants Led Zeppelin.
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Canadian band The Honeyrunners’ new album showcases a taste of Southern rock with a soulful, funky vibe
Outstanding sixth album from Norwegian heavy metal band Spidergawd
Pleasingly quirky debut from Japanese pop-rock duo Pess.
Magisterial prog/rock EP from Connecticut-based band Head with Wings
Sublimely atmospheric debut album from Yukon country-roots band The Lucky Ones
Charming and expressive second album from Sicily’s Daydream Three, praising the joys of the simple things in life.
Enjoyable mix of country, bluegrass and rock’n’roll from Leeds-based The Burner Band.
Delightful slice of post-punk indie pop with shades of Americana showcased in British band Huguenots’ re-issued and remastered EP. REVIEW Huguenots are the London-based duo of singer-songw
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Bear of Bombay
Post-progressive debut album from Norway’s Dim Gray, combining magical, haunting soundscapes with folk and rock
Impressive new album from Berlin-based Americana band Yonder Boys which is a heady cocktail of bluegrass, folk, Latin and psychedelia
Stunning covers album from Italian Elli de Mon, paying tribute to the early female blues singers and songwriters
Debut EP of synthpop soundscapes from Milanese musician and songwriter Lorenzo Parisini.
Tulsa’s Jesse Aycock delivers a sublime new album encompassing country-folk, pop, rock and hints of psychedelia.
Highly enjoyable solo effort, which was recorded during the 2020 Covid lockdown, from Tennessee’s Jason Ringenberg, one of the early pioneers of alt. country
Electrifying double CD compilation which spans nearly fifty years of music from Canvey Island’s Dr Feelgood
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