Album Reviews

Into Music Album Review: Peace And Love by Taz And The Maniacs

Artist: Taz And The Maniacs Album: Peace And Love Falkirk appears to be a hot bed of musical talent at the moment with the likes of Vulture Party releasing their debut album, the long overdue return of Arab Strap and now up and coming rockers Taz And

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Into Music Album Review: The Echoist by Andrew Adkins

Artist: Andrew Adkins Album: The Echoist Label: Elephant Seed Records Across the Cumberland River from Music City, East Nashville has become a haven for artists and songwriters like Andrew Adkins. After a decade as co-founder of bluesy power trio Mellow Down Easy and a spell with short lived

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Into Music Review: HMS Blake by Blake

Artist: Blake Album: HMS Blake Label: Subjangle  The South African record label Subjangle certainly seem to have their finger on the pulse, releasing an excellent and eclectic range of music in 2020 from the likes of The Crystal Furs and Alpine Subs. They’ve recently added Blake (the artist

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Into Music Album Review: Blonde On The Tracks – Emma Swift

Artist: Emma Swift Album: Blonde On The Tracks Label: Tiny Ghost Records The stars were aligned when Emma Swift’s Bob Dylan covers project neared fruition. The project was begun shortly after Dylan had released his own covers album, Triplicate – yet another batch of Great American Songs,

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Into Music Review: Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation by Andrew Wasylyk

Artist: Andrew Wasylyk LP: Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation Label: Angel Of The North  Having cut his teeth in the indie/folk/rock band The Hazey Janes, Andrew Mitchell, under the alias Andrew Wasylyk has been extremely busy in 2020, releasing an EP with the Scottish poet and playwright

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Into Music Review: TRM by The Roly Mo

Artist: The Roly Mo EP: TRM Label: 7 West Music  Gallus: A sense or arrogance and style, swagger, braggish attitude and (mis)behaviour. Only a few can lay claim to being gallus but to that list you can add The Roly Mo on the evidence of their debut EP

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Into Music Review: Still Life, Sweetheart by Liz Lochhead & Andrew Wasylyk

Artist: Liz Lochhead & Andrew Wasylyk EP: Still Life, Sweetheart Label: Blackford Hill  Battling through the inclement Scottish weather and following a series of ferry cancellations, Liz Lochhead and Andrew Wasylyk descended upon An Tobar, Tobermory’s creative and cultural epicentre early in 2020. Ensconced in the studio along

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Into Music Review: Sweethaven by Alpine Subs

Artist: Alpine Subs Album: Sweethaven Label: Subjangle  Hailing from Chicago, Alpine Subs released their eponymous debut album just 12 months or so ago and hot on its heels comes album number two, Sweethaven. It’s often said that the second album can be a difficult one with creative juices

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PREMIERE: Deep Love by OKIRO

Artist: OKIRO Song: Deep Love Label: Modern Sky Records Timo Tierney, the lead singer in Liverpool’s Tea Street Band has been busy during lockdown with his side project, OKIRO. With an album, City Pets, due to drop on 31 July, the second single, Deep Love is released today (15

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Into Music Review: Beautiful And True by The Crystal Furs

Artist: The Crystal Furs Song: Beautiful And True Label: Subjangle  Portland, Oregon has a strong tradition of producing innovative and contemporary music throughout the years with exponents such as The Dandy Warhols, The Decemberists and Esperanza Spalding. Continuing that theme are The Crystal Furs with the release of

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