folk

The End is Nigh (Apocalypse Orchestra)

Here be monsters, here be hurdy gurdy. Folk metal, doom and drone, arr harr!...

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Loitered Lens: Wildwood Kin

A rare harmony engulfs Islington's Academy as Wildwood Kin cast their melodic spell...

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Sylvan Dreaming with the Wildwood Kin

Sister act Wildwood Kin prove the rule of harmonious juxtaposition at Islington Academy...

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Loitered Lens: Hermitage Green

Gettin' jiggy with it. Photos of Hermitage Green at Islington Academy...

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Dedicated to the Bird We Love (Oriental Sunshine, Vinyl)

Round Two records unearth a rare (and unlikely) Norwegian psychedelic folk sitar rock album. Yes they do....

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Winter’s Purity: New Model Army, Kentish Town Forum

Protest, Politics, Purity. New Model Army at the Kentish Town Forum...

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Loitered Lens: New Model Army

A welcome return to protest politics and riot rock at Kentish Town Forum. Photos...

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Seasonal Songwriting: I Am Snow (Heather Findlay Band)

Folky reworks from the Heather Findlay band, and a brace of new songs to add a flourish...

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A Wedding Without a Bagpipe is Like a Funeral

Bagpiping provides a route straight to the heart of another culture....

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Looking for Answers. Finding them. Solas (The Answer)

New approaches from The Answer result in a fresh and fascinating hard rock album...

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Balloons, A Bob, Beth Orton (live at Kentish Town Forum)

Sparkly and statuesque, Beth Orton ushers a folktronic breeze through the Forum...

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Peacocks Wandered Aimlessly: Pagan Science (The Well)

Cosmic folk to occult choir - bringing the rock ain't always easy, but where there's The Well, there's a way...

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Look Again: The Way of the Morris

Forget the decades of Pythonesque ribbing, Morris dancing is deep rooted folk ritual...

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A Decade of ‘Delics: Shroom, Ten Years On

Ten years later, the cultural history of the magic mushroom still gathers fans and furore...

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Loitered Lens: Cambridge Folk Festival 2016

Colours and curios from the UK's premier folk event - Cambridge Folk Festival, photos....

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Progressive and Unifying Power: Cambridge Folk Festival 2016

Music for partying, reflection, loss, love and protest, CFF wins again....

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Cross The Verge into the Summer Sun (Joana Serrat)

Several songs in search of a style, Cross the Verge is random jukebox gold...

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Loitered Lens: The BibleCode Sundays

London Irish folk rockers set the stage a-jigging at the O2 Indigo. Photos...

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Avast Load of Salty Shanty (Dread Crew of Oddwood)

Dead men tell no tales, but the Dread Crew of Oddwood take no prisoners with Lawful Evil ...

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Quirky but Complex, George Cosby Nails the Perfect Support-Act Takeover

A little bit Buckley, a whole lot himself, George Cosby lights up the Kentish Town Forum...

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Mark Lanegan acoustic European tour (with Duke Garwood)

Mark Lanegan announces news of an extensive tour of acoustic performances in intimate venues throughout Europe...

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Transcending the Pitfalls of Pop. Nicole Atkins, Oval Space, London

Tickets for Nicole Atkins' at London's Oval Space on November 24th (with Mercury Rev) are now available....

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Two Joans, good grace & strong cider. Cambridge Folk Festival 2015

Blessed by great weather the festival was a sold out success with myth making performances from The Proclaimers, Joan Baez, Wilko Johnson, Joan Armatrading and The Unthanks....

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Ethno World at Tandem Folk Festival

Ethno World returns to the UK to host one of their globally renowned music camps ...

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Parting the Veil of Sylvanian Fantasy [Crystal Bright & The Silver Hands]

Bright's voice, if a touch brittle, is faultless in pitch, soaring in keening arabesques through what must (surely) be the entire range of anguish...

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Jam in the middle of Wasp Season. Live Metal [Skyforger]

Meanwhile, the other venue in the side street had a light tank parked outside it. This was the metaller equivalent of a large open jar of jam in the middle of Wasp Season....

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His Hobo Cabaret [Seasick Steve]

The downhome drawl, the dungarees, the hobo stories, the homemade instruments. Seasick Steve Live @ Eventim Apollo, London. April 14th 2015....

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Searching for the Great American Album [JKutchma]

here is eternal credence in the idea of “the great American novel”. The essential capturing of American culture – its ideals, hopes, failures and promises, all catalogued between 300 bound...

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Loitered Lens : Luke Haines

Photos of Luke Haines at Islington Assembly Halls, January 2015...

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Monthly Metal Mixup [Venom, Wells Valley, Olam EIn Sof]

It may not be ground-breaking but it’s great fun and it doesn’t put a foot wrong...

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