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John Martyn: Rooted In The Country, But Aiming For The Cosmos

39 days ago
Aquarium Drunkard“Woodstock’s the best place I’ve found so far. I detest New York, but upstate it’s OK.” (John Martyn in Melody Maker, 1970) By the end of 1968, future psych/folk-jazz icon John Martyn was at an impasse, creatively, personally and profession... more info

Al Stewart :: Turn Into Earth

235 days ago
Aquarium DrunkardIn 1966, Al Stewart was just one of a handful of singer-songwriters trying to drag the folk club scene out from underneath the dead weight of traditionalism. Along with the likes of Roy Harper, Jackson C. Frank, Sandy Denny, and John Martyn, Stewart ... more info

Roosevelt – “Night Moves” Video

367 days ago
StereogumNew-wave/disco producer Roosevelt (aka Marius Lauber of Cologne, Germany) is back in full force after the success of 2013’s Elliot EP. Since that release, we’ve heard a cover of John Martyn’s “Small Hours,” but this new track, “Night Move... more info

Ryley Walker :: Primrose Green

397 days ago
Aquarium DrunkardWe were big fans of Ryley Walker’s debut LP on Tompkins Square last year, but his latest, Primrose Green, shows that the Chicago singer-songwriter was just getting started. A whole review could be devoted to calling out Walker’s vintage influence... more info

Bullion & All Day – John Martyn Special on NTS Radio 2015-01-29

452 days ago
Core News“Bullion and Allday put together a show to celebrate John Martyn’s life and work last week. Broadcast on the sixth anniversary of his death, this two hour mix is a fitting tribute. Listen back in full.” Bullion & All Day – John Martyn Special... more info

Ryley Walker :: All Kinds Of You

732 days ago
Aquarium DrunkardYou could probably convince someone that Ryley Walker’s debut long player is the work of some long-lost UK singer-songwriter from the 1970s. Recalling at different moments John Martyn, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Nick Drake, All Kinds Of You con... more info

Roosevelt – “Small Hours” (John Martyn Cover)

776 days ago
StereogumLast year, Roosevelt made some noise with his debut EP Elliot, a short collection of Italo-disco songs that emphasized his knack for a good beat. His latest offering takes a step back and shows off a more subdued side in the form of a cover of Britis... more info

Readers recommend: songs about the sky – results

1277 days ago
Guardian MusicRR regular Mnemonic gives her pick from last week's topic: what are the best songs about the sky?Bonnie Pink – Perfect Sky. Sweet and simple J-pop. Thanks to Sakura for the translation of the lyrics: "Looking up at the heavens, I make a mermaid jum... more info

New band of the day – Luke Sital-Singh (No 1,311)

1383 days ago
Guardian MusicThis tremulous-voiced troubadour could be a British Bon Iver, destined to take folk traditions in unexpected directionsReading on mobile? Listen hereHometown: New Malden.The lineup: Luke Sital-Singh (vocals, guitar).The background: Luke Sital-Singh i... more info

Old music: Fairport Convention – Si Tu Dois Partir

1431 days ago
Guardian MusicFaiport Conventions' first, light-hearted hit offered few clues that they would reinvent English folk musicI first heard this song on Tony Blackburn's Radio 1 show, in the days when it was just beginning to dawn on me that there was music out there b... more info

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