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Weyes Blood review – spiritual road trip through Americana and beyond
The singer-songwriter’s secular hymnals and eerie psych-folk songs have an almost sacred quality when played live, leaving the crowd in a state of spellbound rapture

Sophie Walker

09, Feb, 2023 @1:12 PM

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Meg Baird: Furling review – a contemplative delight
Expanding her sonic canvas, the American singer-songwriter’s first solo album in seven years is well worth the wait

Phil Mongredien

29, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Lucinda Williams review – dirt mixed with tears in an evening of consummate Americana
The singer-songerwriter leaned in to the precariousness of life as she paid tribute to lost friends, including Jeff Beck and Tom Petty

Laura Barton

22, Jan, 2023 @12:49 PM

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Martha Wainwright: ‘My happiest decade is also my saddest – this decade’
The singer-songwriter on her famous musical family, coping with death, divorce and parenting, and how her childhood was still easier than Prince Harry’s

Kate Kellaway

22, Jan, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Margo Price: Strays review – still country to the core
Adding sobriety and southern rock to her repertoire, this true American survivor is the real deal

Kitty Empire

08, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Ukrainian hardcore, Nigerian alté and Red Bull-soaked bloghouse: 2023’s most promising musical newcomers
From Memphis rap to Manchester post-punk and Laurel Canyon-worthy beauty, a new generation is coming this way

Shaad D'Souza and Laura Snapes

29, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Rab Noakes obituary
Singer and guitarist at the heart of the Scottish music scene who was a founding member of Stealers Wheel and wrote songs for Lindisfarne

Robin Denselow

21, Nov, 2022 @5:57 PM

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Lavender Country: Patrick Haggerty’s transgressive queer music broke boundaries
The late musician saw overdue appreciation for his bold, pioneering 70s gay country album when he was in his golden years

Owen Myers

01, Nov, 2022 @7:31 PM

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Plains: I Walked With You a Ways review – Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson find a deep sense of ease
Waxahatchee and the Texas songwriter unite new and old country traditions to create something magical

Laura Barton

14, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘I wanted it to sound like that feeling of possibility’: Courtney Marie Andrews’ freewheeling new album
The Arizonan’s new record, Loose Future, marks the closing of a ‘dark time’ in her life, recalibrating her lifelong relationships with songwriting and solitude

Malcolm Jack

12, Oct, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Bonny Light Horseman: Rolling Golden Holy review – new old-style songs from Anaïs Mitchell and co
The American folk trio’s second album keeps tradition alive not with covers but with 10 newly minted originals

Kitty Empire

09, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Jake Blount: The New Faith review – Afrofuturism for the apocalypse
Blount and co draw on spirituals on this strikingly minimalist album set in a future world devastated by climate change

Neil Spencer

17, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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