Single Review: Jillian Francis – Won’t Be You

Jillian Francis is an indie/folk singer-songwriter who draws inspiration from the likes of Stevie Nicks, Bon Iver and Florence Welch. Today I will be reviewing their debut single ‘Won’t Be You’.  ‘Won’t Be You’ opens with a soft, acoustic guitar that resonates perfectly with Jillian’s harmonious and melodic voice. This one immediately gripped me, the … Continue reading Single Review: Jillian Francis – Won’t Be You

Album Review: Mal Blum – Pity Boy

Mal Blum is an American songwriter and musician from New York who is signed to Don Giovanni Records and today I will be reviewing their album ‘Pity Boy’ which was released on July 12th 2019. ‘Things Still Left To Say’ opens with their voice that just washes over you, easy going and just a little … Continue reading Album Review: Mal Blum – Pity Boy

Single Review: Running Red Lights – Safety Pin

Running Red Lights are a four piece Indie/Pop/Folk group based in Toronto made up of Scarlett Flynn on Guitar/Vocals, Jeff Carter on Bass/Vocals, Dave Puzak on Guitar/Keys and Kevin Howley on Drums/Vocals. This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed the band and if you want to check that out then click here. Today I will … Continue reading Single Review: Running Red Lights – Safety Pin

Single Review: Steve Hewitt – Pieces

Steve Hewitt is an alternative folk rock musician and singer-songwriter from Kent, this isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed him either, and you can check that out here. But today I will be reviewing his single ‘Pieces’, which is off his 2019 album ‘Bigger Than Words’. ‘Pieces’ opens with an easy going guitar section, that … Continue reading Single Review: Steve Hewitt – Pieces

Single Review: Running Red Lights – Calls of Prudence

Running Red Lights are a four piece Indie/pop/folk outfit from Toronto, Canada made up of Scarlett on Vocals/Guitar, Dave Puzak on Guitar/Keys, Jeff Carter on Bass/Vocals and Kevin Howley on Drums/Guitar/Sampler/Vocals. Today I’ll be reviewing their new single ‘Calls of Prudence’. ‘Calls of Prudence’ opens with a soft flowing, ambient tempo that slowly incorporates percussion … Continue reading Single Review: Running Red Lights – Calls of Prudence

Band Interview: Static Satellites

Tell me about yourselves? How did you all meet? Where are you all from? Ciaran - Ross and Sam have known each other since they were in school and Ally and I are sort of cousins. I say sort of because it is an ongoing debate whether we are or not, basically my great aunt … Continue reading Band Interview: Static Satellites

Single Review: Djana Gabrielle – Unrevealed

I had the pleasure of meeting Djana Gabrielle about two years ago now, and I’ve been a fan of her soothing indie/folk music since I first heard it, if you want to read about my first experience with her music then you can check out this review, and while you’re at it you can find … Continue reading Single Review: Djana Gabrielle – Unrevealed

Solo Musician Interview – Chris Jones

Chris Jones is a singer/songwriter from Kilmarnock, who was previously the singer for an alternative rock band called 'Weather Forcats' but has now gone solo and has recently released his debut EP ‘A story of human limitations’. If you want to have a read at that then click here.  Where are you from? From Kilmarnock, Scotland … Continue reading Solo Musician Interview – Chris Jones

Solo Musician Interview: Matt Scott

Matthew ‘Matt’ Scott  is a Scottish singer-songwriter from Kilmarnock, Ayrshire whose genre is blues/folk music. I've reviewed Matt Scott's music, which you can check out here, here and here.  Where are you from? Good old Kilmarnock. Although technically from a wee village out with, but Killie will do for now. How long have you been … Continue reading Solo Musician Interview: Matt Scott

Solo Musician Interview: Emma Durkan

Emma Durkan is a very talented folk singer who also plays the Clarsach and the fiddle. She’s also from Ayrshire. I've reviewed Emma Durkan's music and you can check that out here.  Where are you from? Saltcoats, Ayrshire How long have you been playing your respective instrument(s)? I have played fiddle for 14 years, clarsach … Continue reading Solo Musician Interview: Emma Durkan

EP Review: Matt Scott – Whoever That Is

Matt Scott is a blues/folk musician and singer/songwriter from Ayrshire and you can find out more about him by checking out this interview I did with him a while back. I’ve also reviewed other examples of his music which you can check out here and here. Today I'll be reviewing his EP 'Whoever That Is' which was released on the … Continue reading EP Review: Matt Scott – Whoever That Is

EP Review: Matt Scott – Stairway Songs: From Hillfoot Avenue, Rutherglen

Matt Scott is an Ayrshire based singer/songwriter who makes blues/folk music, and you can find out more about him by checking out this interview I did with him a while back. I've also reviewed other examples of his music which you can check out here and here. Today though I'll be reviewing his EP 'Stairway … Continue reading EP Review: Matt Scott – Stairway Songs: From Hillfoot Avenue, Rutherglen

EP Review: Emma Durkan – The Girl with the Cloak

Emma Durkan is an Ayrshire based singer/songwriter who also plays the Fiddle and Clarsach (celtic harp). She has played gigs all over the UK as well as in Spain and Sweden and I was fortunate enough to interview her a few weeks ago. Anyway, today I'll be reviewing her EP 'The Girl with the Cloak' … Continue reading EP Review: Emma Durkan – The Girl with the Cloak