Monthly Archives: May 2011

Andy Cutting – Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth

Andy Cutting . Boldwood . Well here we were again, Mrs H-C and I, in the pleasingly local Ruskin Mill near Horsley, the venue of two school-night outings for us in a few short weeks, this time to see Andy … Continue reading

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Low – Bristol Trinity Centre

. . After a couple of years gap suddenly two gigs at Trinity in space of three days. Tonight it is for Low, supported by Sleeping Dog. Tonight is not a night for the teenager it seems, mostly people are of my … Continue reading

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Villagers – Bristol Trinity Centre

. Just as I was wondering how to try and sum up how I feel about both Conor O’Brien/Villagers and the superb Becoming a Jackal album, I catch sight of the announcement that the Ivor Novello Award has just been awarded to him … Continue reading

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Fresh Bits of Bella Union – I Break Horses and Thousands

The excellent Bella Union label is one of those rare beasts where you can rarely put a foot wrong in buying something from their catalogue. Of course they have their high fliers like Fleet Foxes but they have a rich trove of … Continue reading

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Okkervil River – I am Very Far

   Some albums poke you in the eye from the outset; you know what  you are getting, and others  reveal their beauties only with time and attention. I am Very Far, released through Jagjaguwar Records,  does that irritating thing of doing both simultaneously … Continue reading

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Maybeshewill – I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone

. If truth be told I am suffering from musical indigestion this week. You know how it is, you wait ages for a good album to come along, and darn it, a whole slew of them turn up together (step … Continue reading

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Bill Callahan – Apocalypse

. This year is turning out some extraordinary music, I can’t keep up with it. The latest set to prove a revelation, is the Apocalypse album from Bill Callahan, aka previously as Smog, released last month. He has been producing … Continue reading

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