Brilliant rhythms, a familiar yet likeable riff that builds momentum for a story that naturally appeals for its imagery; alongside the natural rasp and expressive tone of Hoy’s vocal.
Incorporating all manner of moods and musical styles, with a variety of organic folk instruments from clarinet to mandolin and cello, The Azure Sea proves all at once a treat for the real music fans, and an artistic snapshot of the times we’re living in.
Leading with creatively uninhibited, surf-rock and indie anthem vibes, Grammy-winning producer Zane Birdwell introduces a boldly colourful album of originals, under the intriguing title of Shame Jungle.
Storytelling at its most detailed yet somehow still feeling inherently directed at you, me, and all of us – In Front Of Your TV is a brilliantly addictive blues-rock track with a clear edge of identity and intention.
Feeling like a freshly composed addition to the Sons Of Anarchy soundtrack, Waitin’ For My Dyin’ Day has the workings of a timeless classic.
Celebrating history and unity, bringing together a classic folk-rock set-up with Cash-style vocals and a poetic journey through a tale of origins.
A fantastic artist, with a classic sound & skill to his process but a unique edge to both his voice & his writing. Refreshingly honest in a commendably fearless way.
We’ve all wished for some city or person to take back someone who hurt us, and Roots Asylum address it perfectly; bidding the blue sky to open up, leading us towards better days.
Fresh from the sun-soaked streets of Europe, an acoustic sound and style that tips its hat to the buskers and live raw energy of impromptu festivals – Renny Jackson’s River Roots is a pleasure to turn up loud right about now.
Stunningly delicate, soulful vocals are met by the warming embrace of a full-band country-folk set-up for this engaging, addictive new single from Mimi Oz.
Always an act worth pausing for, though your stillness will be brief in this case – Shane Scarazzini aims higher than ever with an addictively energising, folk-rock knees-up entitled West Virginia Girl.
Comparison is the lifeblood of most reviews, but apart from the nods to other artists and songs already mentioned above, Astoria sits quite comfortably in a an alt-country / rock / folk pocket all on its own. Leo Harmonay sounds very comfortable and accomplished in that skin and the breadth of his vision is impressive indeed.