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Ryley Walker :: Funny Thing She Said

48 days ago
Aquarium DrunkardRyley Walker’s Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, his third record in as many years, finds the singer/songwriter/guitarist fully coming into his own. On two previous two long players, comparisons to artists like John Martyn, Bert Jansch, Tim Buckley... more info

Stream Junior Boys’ Surprise Kiss Me All Night EP

60 days ago
StereogumOntario electro-pop duo Junior Boys released Big Black Coat, their first album in five years, back in February. And now — surprise surprise! — they’ve already followed it up with an unannounced new EP entitled Kiss Me All Night. The four-song c... more info

Beth Orton :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

153 days ago
Aquarium DrunkardBeth Orton has spent 20-some years walking the margins between folk rock and electronic music. Before her 1996 classic Trailer Park, she recorded an entirely electronic debut, SuperpinkyMandy, but even then, she covered cosmic balladeer John Martyn... more info

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

216 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

411 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

543 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

574 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

629 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

909 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)

952 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

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