Us and Them: Fading Within The Dwindling Sun – When I Was Walking

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 20:38 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Us and Them have two forthcoming records that highlight the captivating nature of this Swedish duo. Taking on five signature Sandy Denny tracks is quite a challenge. So it was with some trepidation I gave their forthcoming Fruits de Mer 10 inch EP ‘Fading Within The Dwindling Sun’ a spin. How would Britt […]

The Honey Pot – Ascending Scales

Sunday, 30 October 2016, 21:04 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard To celebrate Fruits de Mer Records 100th vinyl release, FDM favourites The Honey Pot embark on an audacious double album. Icarus Peel, Crystal Jacqueline and the band have fittingly assembled a crack FDM friends to guest on a set of psych/rock covers and Honey Pot originals. Starting with a pair of 60s legends, […]

Ben Reed – Station Masters

Saturday, 29 October 2016, 20:33 | Category : Reviews
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Ben Reed’s third album ‘Station Masters’, is a beautifully produced album infused with the Canterbury sound. It’s out now on Gare de Nord records. Taking its lead from Soft Machine, the album’s highlights include the jazz-pop of ‘Drifting’ and ‘Be Mine’. Other gems include the folky ‘Errata’ – a lovely version of Portuguese poet Manuel de Freitas’ song, and […]

Terry Dolan – Classic Lost Debut Unearthed

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 21:40 | Category : Reviews, Unreleased
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By Jason Barnard Terry Dolan recorded an incredible debut album in 1972, with an an all star cast – Nicky Hopkins (The Rolling Stones, The Kinks), John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service), Lonnie Turner (The Steve Miller Band) and Neal Schon (Santana, Journey). Each side of the LP was helmed by a legendary UK musician – Nick […]

All Good Things – The Unheard Chad & Jeremy

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 12:48 | Category : Reviews
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Chad and Jeremy present a treasure trove of unreleased material with the release of ‘All Good Things… The Unheard Chad & Jeremy’. The 70 tracks start with their first ever live recording in 1963, the classic ‘Yesterday’s Gone’. The box set then takes the listener on a journey through four hours of unreleased outtakes, unheard rehearsals, home […]

The Cleaners From Venus – The Last Boy in the Locarno

Monday, 3 October 2016, 20:04 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard DIY pioneer, Martin Newell, produces another excellent album with The Last Boy in the Locarno on Soft Bodies Records. The last few years have seen a resurgence of interest in the the Wild Man of Wivenhoe, including a reissue campaign and regular releases of fresh material. Of the new releases, his 15th album as The […]