NEW MUSIC: VASHTI BUNYAN 'HEARTLEAP' LP (VIA SPINNEYSONGS)

Vashti Bunyan | 10/10/14

Nine years after ‘Lookaftering’, her last album of new material, legendary British singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan returns with a breathtaking new LP. Recorded largely in her home studio, ‘Heartleap’ (Fat Cat Records) is a unique and entrancing collection of ten songs forming what Vashti is adamant will be her final album. SPOTIFY

NEW WRITER: KING JAMES & THE SPECIAL MEN (JIMMY HORN)

King James & The Special Men | 25/09/14

Domino welcomes "the champions of New Orleans classic R&B…" -Alex Rawls, My Spilt Milk

Hot. Sweaty. Raw. Soulful. King James & The Special Men sound like New Orleans on wax, and they represent the Crescent City like no other. Rhythm & Blues ("Rock and Roll", as it's referred to outside of New Orleans) was born in "The City That Care Forgot" during the late 40's/early 50's in the years after WWII, and these very special men... Read more?

BIG EYES/THE BIG EYES FAMILY PLAYERS

On 6 August 2012 The Big Eyes Family Players & Friends are to release ‘Folk Songs II’ a follow-up (of sorts) to the ‘Folk Songs’ album released with James Yorkston on Domino in 2009. It is a continuation of the previous collection (a selection of traditional songs from theUKandEire), but on this record the boat has been pushed out a little more. The songs and stories are more sprawling, and arrangements show further disregard for any folk tradition. James Green (Big Eyes captain) admits openly to not knowing much about folk music, or particularly having much time for folk authenticity.... Read »