Review: The Fervor – Nightfall in the Kali Yuga

After a five year period of radio silence (barring a re-release), The Fervor are back with a three track EP of Americana goodness. Nightfall in the Kali Yuga is a quick drive through the blue tinted fields, a static buzz far in the distance, signalling a change. And that change comes in the shape of an EP. ‘Sweet Thing’, a song that combines a rock rhythm with lyrics akin … Continue reading Review: The Fervor – Nightfall in the Kali Yuga

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Review: La Sera – Music for Listening to Music to

  Six years on and Katy Goodman‘s trip through sixties’ pop, jangly seventies’ dream pop and visceral punk takes a turn into the gravel and dirt roads of alt-country. This is Music for listening to music to and, unsurprisingly, it’s a enjoyable romp. Guided by she of the fiery hair and fierce strumming, La Sera‘s change from dream pop into alt-country has been gradually peeking in her previous albums. … Continue reading Review: La Sera – Music for Listening to Music to

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The Lost Gem: Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat

Ten years ago, I was driving through the barren highways of northern Nuevo León, taking GPS points for an environmental study. My companions were another environmental scientist and a bunch of mix cds that curiously had Rilo Kiley‘s ‘The good that won’t come out’ in each of them. I confess without regret: I have an obsession with this track. On the last day of field sampling, staring … Continue reading The Lost Gem: Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat

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Podcast: A conversation with Actual Wolf

  A couple of weeks ago, we got in touch with Eric Pollard, aka Actual Wolf, as he’s released a brand new album, Itasca, and we fancied catching up with him. There were a few troublesome bits with the conversation (thanks, Telmex) but we had a great time talking about Itasca, short stories, merchandise, social media, the convenience of tape, the new Retribution Gospel Choir … Continue reading Podcast: A conversation with Actual Wolf

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Review: The Ravenna Colt – Terminal Current

I’ve always equated country (and to some degree, Americana) as a never-ending search for a peace of mind that might never appear. The sweet and dark wail of pedal steels conjure the images of dreaming to reach that goal. So why look for a peace of mind that will never happen? Because the landscapes are beautiful, son. And that’s the other part of Americana that … Continue reading Review: The Ravenna Colt – Terminal Current

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Interview – The Whiskey Priest

  We do love Seth Woods in his many faces in this Shithole of a Website (TM). As Sad Accordions, we have felt the past and present clashing, creating a wave of emotional songs that linger on like fine incense. As The Whiskey Priest, the melancholic lyrics ride on the upbeat music. It’s been a while since we’ve talked with Seth Woods, so when the … Continue reading Interview – The Whiskey Priest

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Interview – Emma Swift

A couple of years ago, while I still lived in Sheffield, I serendipitously ran into Emma Swift. She was living in Nashville but was from Sydney. Heard her music, mostly Americana based, and found a sort of kindred spirit: a stranger in a strangeland, doing something close to the heart. Flash forward a few years, a few singles and now a lovely mini-album (our review) and … Continue reading Interview – Emma Swift

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