Belfast four piece band Feet For Wings have released an excellent five-track EP entitled Homes via Bandcamp (where you can also listen and download their previous EP and digital singles) which will hopefully be a stepping stone towards a label signing and further releases as they have some fine songs to offer and the autumnal release fits perfectly the mood of the EP.
Homes by Feet For Wings
Steph Casey is a singer-songwriter from Wellington, New Zealand, who picked up a guitar at age eleven and started writing songs as a teenager. She plays her original songs in Wellington cafés, bars and music venues, the soundcloud and youtube embeds are from her excellent debut album Whisper & Holler.
Whisper & Holler by Steph Casey
Guardian new band of the day July 25th – “Danish trio whose enchanted but sorrowful folk-pop was written in a castle:
Boho Dancer are delighted to announce the release date of their much-anticipated debut album ‘Gemini’- Monday 2nd September. Ahead of the album they are offering this debut UK single, Bohemian Child, for free download.
Boho Dancer are from Denmark and as well as supporting major Danish acts including: CODY and Sort Sol; they have performed at numerous festivals including: SPOT Festival, Northside Festival, Berlin Music Week, Reeperbahn, Nordclang and other live shows around Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland.
In London, they have already appeared on the Shed Sessions and will be back for live shows appearing in London and Brighton this September including: TV Nights @Ronnie Scotts on Tuesday 17th September and Cambridge Folk Festival on 26th July 2013.
. . . → Read More: Sound & vision – Boho Dancer : Gemini
The sixth studio album from Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors was created from the distillation of more than 40 songs written by Holcomb and drafted in the main solo with only his trusty ’34 Gibson Archtop for company, with hard choices made the final dozen tracks that made the cut were then recorded live at Memphis’ Ardent Studios, the Good Light was released in the US not long after the birth of Holcomb’s first child with wife and band-mate Ellie Holcomb, so naturally there something of a connection to the couples live-changing arrival Emmylou, with Holcombe saying of the title track and album “I think about my daughter every time I sing the title track, how I want to sing it over her when she is old enough to start understanding the world of truth and consequence, this album perfectly tells the story for a new stage in my . . . → Read More: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Good Light
Dallas TX acoustic folk duo The O’s return to Beat Surrender with the release of album number number three Thunderdog that’s out on their own Punch Five Records later this month, the pairing of Taylor Young (acoustic guitar, kick drum) and John Pedigo (banjo) got together in 2008 after playing with a host of Dallas bands, including Polyphonic Spree, Young Heart Attack, Slick 57, Boys Named Sue, P.W. Long, and The Backsliders.
The O’s – Outlaw
The pair have toured extensively between studio time recording their albums playing across the US, the UK and in mainland Europe, the new twelve track album was recorded at Sonic Ranch Studio in Tornillo, TX then finished at The Bubble in Austin, TX with Chris “Frenchie” Smith handling production.
The Abramson Singers is the musical vehicle of Vancouver singer-songwriter Leah Abramson a former member of folk bands Dyad, The Crooked Jades and of indie-rock outfit Octoberman, this is her second release under the collaborative band name and she’s supported on the recording by a host of friends and musicians alongside her band who are collectively described as “a gaggle of talented part-timers” on her Facebook page, Tyson Naylor – keyboards, Patrick Metzger – bass , Lucien Durey – vox and Dan Gaucher – drums/percussion.
The eleven track album opens with a short instrumental intro before moving into an atmospheric a cappella track intriguing entitled Liftoff Canon before settling into its overall music styling – melodic vocal centric indie-folk with a pop sensibility, all of the songs are Abramson originals with shared credits on two tracks with band members Metzger and Naylor.
Endlessly listenable Abramson vocal is . . . → Read More: The Abramson Singers – Late Riser