Album Reviews

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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Into Music Review: Newse by Okiro

Artist: OKIRO Song: Newse Label: Modern Sky Records To be a musician in Liverpool these days can be a daunting task, especially when you consider the rich tapestry of bands and artists who have gone before, from The Beatles to the Bunnymen, Scaffold to Shack and a Cast of

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Into Music Review: Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan

‘Today, tomorrow and yesterday too.’ So begins ‘I Contain Multitudes’, the first track on Bob Dylan’s Rough and Rowdy Ways, his 39th studio album and first collection of new songs in eight years. Dylan begins where W.B. Yeats, in his great poem ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, ended, speaking

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Into Scottish Creatives: Douglas MacIntyre

Into Scottish Creatives caught up with avant provocateur Douglas MacIntyre, one of the key Scottish creative characters to have emerged from the post-punk scene in Scotland. Douglas is heavily involved with Frets Creative which is a creative and artistic space in Strathaven as well as running the

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Into Scottish Creatives: Rory Butler

Scottish singer-songwriter Rory Butler is certainly creating a stir right now and having opened for the likes of Richard Thompson and shared a stage with Paul Weller and Lucy Rose, it’s easy to see why. An appearance on the BBC Quay Sessions led presenter Roddy Hart to

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Into:Music Writer’s Choice – Best Albums of May 2019

Into:Music – Writer’s Choice – Best Album of May 2019 Stray Cats – 40 It’s 26 long years since the last Stray Cats release but the rockabilly titans have returned with an assured album that is well worth the wait for their patient fans. If you’re looking

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Into:Music Writer’s Choice – Best Albums of April 2019

Into:Music – Writer’s Choice – Best Album of April 2019 Fat White Family – Serfs Up! It’s fair to say that the likelihood of a third Fat White Family was somewhat dubious following the well-documented implosion of the band post the 2016 release Songs For Our Mothers,

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Into:Music Writer’s Choice – Best Albums of March 2019

Into:Music – Writer’s Choice – Best Albums of March 2019 Fat Cops – Fat Cops The origins of the Fat Cops band are as unlikely as it is remarkable. In the lead up to the 2014 Scottish independence vote, it seemed there were polar opposite and polemic

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Into Music Reviews: The Tea Street Band LP – Frequency

The Tea Street Band released their second studio album earlier this month. Frequency follows up on the band’s self-titled release from 2014. The four-year gap between albums definitely hasn’t made the band lose any of their edge, but just maybe they have gained a little extra swagger

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