“I always picture my characters in an American town, bar, coffee house, highway. It kind of frees my imagination up a bit more plus place names in America can be cool. My song The Last Train from Baltimore just would not be the same if I had called it The Last Train from Grimsby or Macclesfield.”
This album reminds us of many things that matter in life, not least of all the consistently illuminated fact; If You Can’t Forgive You Can’t Love.
“Sophisto were formed in 2016 as a band/mental health awareness project and will continue to exist as just that.”
Growing Old isn’t the maudlin collection that you might expect from the title. What it is, is an appraisal of knowledge gained and lessons learned. An exploration of feelings and the sound of stock being taken. Best of all, it’s a wander through different soundscapes and states while all of the above is going on.
Originally intended or inspired by a reaction to all things Brexit, Paul Alty’s new collection has ended up poignantly underlining much of what the world is struggling with right now – and simultaneously delivering a worthy escape from it.
Having been quickly impressed by this band at 2019’s Funk In The Forest Festival, and being blessed with an in-depth interview, the prospect of new studio releases is always more than a little appealing. At long last it’s here, the highly anticipated Every Time, and the single offers everything we’ve come to love about the … Continued
“The last thing I would ever want to do is write soul-less music – the track must take the listener somewhere. It doesn’t have to be a big rollercoaster of a ride, but even if it just transports them somewhere else for a few minutes or evokes an emotional connection, then in my mind, job’s done.”
A magical listening experience that will change your entire outlook if you let it. It’s like a series of films, but your mind creates the visuals in response to the audio stimuli.
High energy rockers Skinner’s Lane kindly sat down for an interview following their live show at this year’s Funk In The Forest Festival. Awesome band and a pleasure to chat with.
A wide-reaching EP with some glorious high points and a journey that goes sonically all over the shop. Each piece feels like it has a narrative to exploit and each does this with great elan. Fine, refined work.
“The live scene in Liverpool is fantastic. It’s probably as good as Nashville, you can go out most nights and see real original songs by talented people that would have been signed up if it was the early 70’s.”
Jenkins’ writing style takes you through the many experiences of life – the successes, the regrets, the little things that light up an average day. When combined with such a genuine and real-time folk-rock sound this lets the songs connect in an honest way.