Whilst we are on the subject of harmony duos, one of my favourites in recent years were The Civil Wars. Classed as Alt Country and unfortunately delivering the pain of that genre into real life, it seems their intertwining harmonies were closer than their relationship and after two studio albums they broke up in 2014 […]
I first heard about The Civil Wars after seeing them on Jools Holland’s Later in 2011. This is a clip from that show, (their first song was a startling cover of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean)! If you are a lover of Americana and bittersweet lyrics with incredibly close harmonies, then this is for you. The […]
Magic in Americana is like magic in blues, it transcends the tradition of the chords and the perceived obviousness of the lyric. Everyday relationships, love and loss might not be your poison when it comes to stimulating music, but in the relationship of Joy Williams and John Paul White, magic is present in many forms. […]
As we approach the end of 2013, I see lists, lots of lists. Lists of music that has captured people, demanded their attention, hypnotised them, moved them. Generally these lists have an order – this is a selection of songs that have been released this year in no order at all. Also these are selections […]
Another playlist of tracks from albums released in 2013 that are available on Spotify.