The television choirmaster's new recruits will sing "Guillotine" by Death Grips and other unconventional arrangements
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Saturday 11 May 2013
London-based five-piece with an American drummer head to the hills of Malibu to record debut album.
Sunday 27 January 2013
LA-based five-piece (not a solo artist) Milo Greene trade solidly in American folk-pop.
Saturday 23 June 2012
Beachwood Sparks are the group whose 2000 debut effectively kick-started the whole revival of laidback, harmony-draped Californian country-rock.
Sunday 29 April 2012
If you're going to quit your day job as drummer in the world's premier folk-rock band, you'd better have something special up your sleeve.
Friday 13 January 2012
The nu-folk-rock boom has now, it seems, gone global, spreading beyond its Anglo-American bases to Australia, where Boy & Bear's Moonfire has been a runaway success.
Thursday 25 August 2011
Winner of the Best Medium Sized Festival at last year's UK Festival Awards, Green Man is, at its core, a folk festival, which means beards galore on stage, even more beards among the audience, and lots and lots of guitars.
Friday 19 August 2011
Sunday 07 August 2011
Much will depend on what the words "Laurel Canyon" mean to you. For this is an updating of the late-'60s model of golden, folk-inflected pop so associated with that storied gulch. And a world already saturated with Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver is primed. Wilson's music is meditative, quiet, stretched. The melodies barely move, sung by a voice as soft as mousse, while tempos seldom stir above a flip-flopped stroll. Themes? Well, here are some titles: "Canyon in the Rain", "Ballad of the Pines", "Magic Everywhere", "Woe is Me". And can that be an authentic mellotron we hear on "Waters Down"? There is always a temptation with these things to play the reference game – "CS&N meet Quicksilver over veggie cutlets round at Neil's" – but that might be a way of avoiding a higher truth, which is that Gentle Spirit is impressively inert.
Friday 24 June 2011
Sunday 05 June 2011
Friday 03 June 2011
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