A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking with Eric Pollard, aka Actual Wolf. It was a lovely conversation and we mostly geeked about coffee, music and his new album, Itasca. A sort of love letter to home and childhood, Itasca is made up of 9 songs. Although much of it is quiet in comparison to the thunderous racket of Actual Wolf (review), Itasca‘s strength is the subtlety of it. … Continue reading Review: Actual Wolf – Itasca
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
Local peddlers of fine country and Americana Pete David & The Payroll Union (one heckuva name for a band) have just (okay, a fortnight ago) released their six song EP, Underfed and Underpaid (another heckuva name!) with an impressive 2 set gig.
Pete David & The Payroll Union’s Hoedown @Broomhall Community Centre.
It was a cold, damp Saturday. The snow that flurried in the morning was now a wet mess in the streets and the cold British winter was on its last throes.
Paving Stones is our brand new column where we talk about new bands and artists we find (or they find us). Check it every week, with a free mp3 included! You can submit stuff too, if you want to.
Pete David & The Payroll Union
Two bands from the Midlands play the sounds of Middle America…
Robert Lane -Well adjusted
A folky lamentation of not fitting in a place (or scene), Robert Lane’s song is like a realisation about your place in life and whether you want to be in company of a flock or stick out like a sore thumb. Sad but true. Splitting the track between only voice & guitar to a complete band affair makes it more poignant.