• Blue Note Re:imagined

    Blue Note Re:imagined

    It says something when arguably the most important label in jazz comes to London to find artists to cover classic tunes from its enviable back catalogue. And what it says is London is where it’s ...
  • Music Interview: Emma Swift

    Music Interview: Emma Swift

    A few years ago, when she was struck down by crippling depression and suffering from writer’s block, Nashville-based country artist Emma Swift turned to Bob Dylan for help. “I began singing his songs as a ...
  • Emma Swift: Blonde On The Tracks

    Emma Swift: Blonde On The Tracks

    Australian-born country singer-songwriter Emma Swift’s Blonde On The Tracks is a collection of covers of some of her favourite Bob Dylan songs and it’s perfectly timed. Bob is back with his best album in years, ...
  • Staying in is the new going out

    Staying in is the new going out

    One of the first statistics published in January, the country’s main music industry body – the British Phonographic Industry – is keen to tell the world just how many records, CDs, downloads, streamed songs and ...
  • Going to Ground

    Going to Ground

    Editor’s Note: In the development of his highly respected digital audio components, Scott Berry of Computer Audio Design discovered the impact of High Frequency ground noise. Later, he found this signal ground noise also impacted ...
  • Music Interview: Dan Penn

    Music Interview: Dan Penn

    I’m talking to a songwriting legend, although I’m a bit worried that I can’t hear everything he’s saying. Dan Penn, Southern soul singer, songwriter, musician and record producer, is on the phone to me from ...
  • Carly Simon: No Secrets

    Carly Simon: No Secrets

    The year 2020 may seem like the darkest of times but look back at some old favourite records and they may awaken memories of other very dark times. No Secrets, recorded and released in 1972, ...
  • Malojian: Humm

    Malojian: Humm

    Humm, the fifth album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Stevie Scullion, aka Malojian, wasn’t supposed to be released until September, but the COVID-19 lockdown prompted him to put it out as a digital download from Bandcamp ...
  • Eyelids: The Accidental Falls

    Eyelids: The Accidental Falls

    Eyelids, from Portland, Oregon, could lay claim to being the coolest supergroup ever. They’re made up of US indie-rock royalty who’ve played with Guided By Voices, The Decemberists, Stephen Malkmus and Elliott Smith. The band’s ...

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