In contrast to her previous album, the stark, sparse, yet beguiling and beautiful Because I Was In Love, which first brought the Brooklyn based singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten to my attention, her latest album Epic is a bigger produced affair where the singer has allowed herself the luxury of using additional musicians to push her [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Alt. Country'
John Williams - Monday 25.10.10, 08:16am
Terry Lane - Wednesday 13.10.10, 10:02am
Hayley Willis (aka Willis) is from west London. She received critical acclaim for her debut album, Come Get Some, for its American-style bluesy soul and complimentary country and folk styles; and for Willis’ vocals, which were raw and authentically powerful as the pre-war belters whose spirits she so effortlessly summoned.
Willis spent several years immersed in [...]
Robbie Spargo - Monday 05.10.09, 19:17pm
Beth Jeans Houghton – Hot Toast Vol. 1 – EP review
Hot Toast Vol. 1 is the latest release from Beth Jeans Houghton, the Newcastle folk/country singer. Following the success of so many female artists in the past couple of years, Static Caravan will be hoping that Houghton can transfer the success of the female-soul revival [...]
John Williams - Monday 05.10.09, 13:16pm
The acclaimed Los Angeles trio The Happy Hollows will be releasing their debut album on October 6th. The album called Spells is a culmination of the bands work with producer and former Mighty Lemon Drops guitarist David Newton, who was also responsible for The Happy Hollows 2008 EP Imaginary.
The BBC picked them as a band [...]
John Williams - Tuesday 29.09.09, 15:25pm
The new album from hey Negrita is an all acoustic melody rich effort that is perhaps the bands most diverse piece yet. Burn The Whole Place Down was inspired by the success of a series of sessions recorded for the BBC, including the ever popular Bob Harris Show on Radio Two.
The band took time out [...]