T.E. YATES – Silver Coins & White Feathers

You might never heard of T. E. Yates prior to the summer of 2017, but before the release of his debut full-length ‘Silver Coins & White Feathers’, the Manchester-based singer-songwriter spent years plying his trade on the underground scene, both as musician and poster artist. This record alone has roots stretching back several years and he pulls a huge selection of moods from his bag of old fashioned trickery to give these tunes an appropriate studio send off, ranging from thoughtful and maudlin, to the flippant. Occasionally, his work even has a sneering quality, as best heard on the album’s opening pairing.

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GARRETT HINSON – Nothing Is Destroyed

Taking the softer moods of Josh Rouse, the accessibility of ‘Gold’ era Ryan Adams and coupling that with narrative drive of Michael McDermott, Garrett Hinson hits upon a winning formula on his second full length album. ‘Nothing Is Destroyed’ serves up a selection of timeless tales and immensely appealing Americana sounds; it’s the kind of record you get halfway through and find yourself wondering why he’s not far better known.

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‘Gambler’: a new and moody video from Up Down Go Machine

Up Down Go Machine are a hard working Americana themed band from the UK.  In 2015, the supported the legendary Shawn Smith (Brad/Pigeonhed) on a handful of intimate dates.  It resulted in a rare sighting of a “must-see” support act.  [A few more thoughts about the London gig can be found here.]

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Check out the new video from House Above The Sun

In 2015, London-based roots rock band House Above The Sun released their debut EP.  It was a little ragged in places, but showed a great deal of promise.   They’ve got a new release just over the horizon, but in the meantime you can watch a video for a new song ‘Runaway Devil’ below.

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