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Swimming – Tessellators

Oh dear, a hopeless case of over-produced, auto-tuned dribblings; the inevitable triumph of demographic driven, guitar-bothering vacuity. Sorry… One, Two, Three and …’back in the room’…. I was thinking of someone else entirely. Now where was I? Ah yes, a … Continue reading

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Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band and Larkin Poe both at the Convent Club

Two shows, two great bands, two musical traditions and one special venue. On the face of it Eliza Carthy et al and Larkin Poe couldn’t be further apart – one with their feet standing on the solid pillars of English … Continue reading

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Alba – Tamu Massif

This guys’ music just makes me feel so good – Dave Dixon aka Tamu Massif has released his first EP, Alba via Chiverin, fine purveyor of new toons and stuff from the Bristol area. I have waxed lyrical (or the closest … Continue reading

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River – Daniel Bachman

Getting to know Bachman’s latest, very fine, album several miles above the Arabian Sea feels both an odd thing and at the same time, strangely appropriate. Throughout his releases so far there has been this running parallel with music from … Continue reading

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Dysnomia – Dawn of Midi

My first proper exposure to DOM was their opening set for the recent Nils Frahm gig in Bristol. From the opening thrum thrum of the double bass it was a mesmerising and spellbinding experience. They played this new album Dysomnia … Continue reading

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Douglas Dare and Michael Price at the Lantern, Colston Hall

Douglas Dare‘s album, Whelm, has been pretty much played to death by me these last months. Certainly it doesn’t cover the jolliest of themes, as he readily recognises, but the music and lyricism is outstanding and grabbed me from the first … Continue reading

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Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine at the Convent Club

Doing so much folk lately I feel I should rush out, buy some cordurouys and stitch on some elbow patches…. latests is the first-time-pairing-out-on-the-road thing of Kris Drever and Boo Hewerdine at my new second home, the Convent Club; the … Continue reading

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Fabian Holland at The Convent Club

Ian Drury’s claim that ‘There ain’t half been some ever b*st*rds’ may not be the most flattering way to introduce a few scribbles about Fabian Holland but hopefully you get the point. There sometimes seems to be an almost limitless … Continue reading

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Moonshine – Jay Jay Johanson

Jay Jay Johanson (Jäje Johansson) is gifted with a voice that is at once fragile and vulnerable but strangely steely strong and determined. His recording career stretches back almost twenty years with some trip hop and electroclash excursions along the way. … Continue reading

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Wasted Hours – Little Dusty

Second time in a matter of weeks that I have stumbled across something lovely connected to Chiverin, Bristolian label, gig producer, band champion and general musical type. First off it was the wonderful Tamu Massif and now the Bristol folk quartet, … Continue reading

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