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Billie Marten - Feeding Seahorses By Hand (26/04/19)

  • Artist: Billie Marten

  • Release Date: 26th April, 2019

  • Genre: Pop, Singer-Songwriter

  • Record Label: RCA

  • Tracks: 12

  • Website:

Billie Marten follows up her superb debut in effortless style.

Despite the lengthy absence since her last record, a majority of this album was laid down on on a four track tape recorder at producer Ethan Johns's house in just two highly focused weeks of recording.

This organic approach to recording has helped Billie Marten maintain the rough-edge and natural feel of her debut - one of its most praised features - but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t expanded her sound. Where writing of ‘Blues and Yellows’ was deeply atmospheric with skeletal instrumentals, ‘Feeding Seahorses By Hand’ features some more diverse arrangements, incorporating anything from synthesisers to slide guitars and drum machines to choral vocals. Billie masterfully incorporates these new elements with such subtlety and restraint it never seems excessive and never allows them to detract from the raw and subdued nature of the album.

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Dido - Still On My Mind (08/03/19)

  • Artist: Dido

  • Release Date: 8th March, 2019

  • Genre: Pop, Singer-Songwriter

  • Record Label: BMG

  • Tracks: 12

  • Website:

Dido is back with her first new album in five years, the stunning ‘Still On My Mind’. ‘Still On My Mind’ is Dido’s 5th studio album and was written and recorded in England, a result of the fruitful and incredibly natural production/songwriting partnership with her long term collaborator and brother (faithless founder) Rollo.

‘It was simple, I only wanted to make another album if it was with him’ says Dido. ‘It was made in such an easy way, all the vocals recorded on the sofa, a lot of it recorded at home’. It follows the 2013 release of the acclaimed ‘Girl Who Got Away’.

‘Still On My Mind’ encapsulates a variety of styles and genres, ranging from her love of hip hop to her folk roots, but ultimately the entire record carries a dance and electronic music sensibility, even on the tracks with no beats. At the core, it's about the songs which capture the beautiful essence of Dido personally and emotionally.

Dido describes the making of this album as “an absolutely magical experience”. She says: “I wanted to capture the feeling I still get from listening to music, just that rush like you don’t need anything more than this”.

With sales of more than 40 million albums worldwide, Dido is one of the best- selling UK artists ever. Both ‘No Angel’ and its 2003 follow-up, ‘Life For Rent’, still rank among the UK’s biggest-selling albums of all-time.

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Molly Tuttle - When You're Ready (05/04/19)

Artist: Molly Tuttle

Release Date: 5th April, 2019

Genre: Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Singer-Songwriter

Record Label: Compass

Tracks: 11

Website:

Compass is proud to announce the release of award-winning guitar virtuoso Molly Tuttle's debut album, 'When You're Ready'. An insightful, gifted songwriter who was crowned "Instrumentalist of the Year" at the 2018 Americana Music Awards on the strength of her EP Rise, Tuttle has broken boundaries and garnered the respect of her peers, winning fans for her incredible flat-picking guitar technique and confessional songwriting. Graced with a clear, true voice and a keen melodic sense, the 25-year-old seems poised for a long and exciting career. 'When You're Ready', produced by Ryan Hewitt (The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers) showcases her astonishing range and versatility and shows that she is more than simply an Americana artist.

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Jade Bird - Jade Bird (19/04/19)

Artist: Jade Bird

Release Date: 19th April, 2019

Genre: Singer-songwriter

Record Label: Glassnote

Tracks: 12

Website:

Jade Bird the debut self-titled debut album via Glassnote Records. Featuring breakthrough singles ‘Lottery’, ‘Uh Huh’ & ‘Love Has All Been Done Before’.

Twisting big themes of disillusionment, divorce, cheating, sorrow into the realities of an independent-minded, modern British teenager, Jade's music transcends genre with a wealth of influence coming from everywhere, and anywhere. Classic, contemporary, and a total breath of fresh air in the current musical landscape, Jade Bird is that rare, next-generation artist who appears as clued up on the past as she is determined to learn from its lessons: in control, sometimes in your face, and in possession of gifts beyond her years.

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Good Harvest - Far Beyond EP (17/05/19)

The brand new live EP from one of our favourite Swedish duo’s Good Harvest. This live recording features symphony orchestra Dalasinfoniettan and conductor Jonas Nydesjö. It was recorded in Kristinehallen, Falun on December 5th, 2018.

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Edgelarks - Feather (17/05/19)

  • Artist: Edgelarks

  • Release Date: 17th May, 2019

  • Genre: Folk, Americana

  • Record Label: Dragonfly Roots

  • Tracks: 11

  • Website:

In April 2018, Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin) retreated to a remote cottage in Ulpha, western Cumbria. They breathed in the mountain view, banked up the fire, and took their many instruments out of their cases. Then they sat down, and wrote. Tired of the navelgazing tendencies of sad songwriting, and the terrible events frequently depicted in the folk ballad tradition, they decided to turn their attention to an oft overlooked but vital facet of our lives: hope. Swiftly, a set of songs and tunes emerged. Stories of wonder from the natural world; tales of rejoicing and long lost returns; and simple thanksgiving for their own surroundings and place in the landscape. Informed by world rhythms, British folk roots, and the duo's penchant for making as much noise as possible with only two people, the album is an upbeat celebration, an incitement to hope. Edgelarks tour a very special run of preview concerts in March 2019, where audiences will get a first glimpse of the new material. The album will launch with an accompanying tour in May 2019.

Joy Williams - Front Porch (03/05/19)

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  • Artist: Joy Williams

  • Release Date: 3rd May, 2019

  • Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Americana, Country

  • Record Label: Sensibility Recordings

  • Tracks: 12

  • Website: http://www.joywilliams.com

The excellent second studio album from Joy, who was part of the Grammy award winning The Civil Wars.

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Danni Nicholls - The Melted Morning (12/04/19)

  • Artist: Danni Nicholls

  • Release Date: 12th April, 2019

  • Genre: Americana, Folk, Singer-Songwriter

  • Record Label: Danni Nicholls Music

  • Tracks: 11

  • Website:

"A dark polished gem" - 8/10 AmericanaUK.

With the wind in her sails from receiving two consecutive Americana Music Association UK award nominations (2017 UK Album of the Year for Mockingbird Lane and 2018 UK Artist of the Year), singer/songwriter Danni Nicholls has embarked upon her next artistic journey - her third studio album 'The Melted Morning' with a new producer at the helm. Once again, Nashville, Tennessee, has played host to her musical undertaking, as the city has long held a special place in Danni's heart.

'The Melted Morning' was produced by Jordan Brooke Hamlin (The Indigo Girls, Lucy Wainwright-Roche) at the idyllic woodland studio MOXE, Nashville TN.

Closely personal yet widely relatable, the themes of this album span an array of life's takeaways; from the pain and darkness of rejection, the fear of losing yourself and the power of human connection to offering up hope and new perspectives in the face of adversities.

Love and guts, moxie and magic… that's the stuff dreams are made of, and Danni Nicholls' dreams are coming true.

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Mile Twelve - City On A Hill (29/03/19)

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Artist: Mile Twelve

Release Date: 29th March, 2019

Genre: Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Roots

Record Label: Delores the Taurus Records

Tracks: 10

Website: https://www.miletwelvebluegrass.com

Although their sound is rooted in traditional bluegrass, Mile Twelve surveys a broader landscape on their newest album, ‘City on a Hill’. All five band members bring their own influences and observations into the music, resulting in a project that feels contemporary, thoughtfully crafted, and relevant. Produced by Bryan Sutton and engineered by Ben Surratt, ‘City on a Hill’ follows significant recognition from the bluegrass community, including three IBMA Momentum Awards. With members based in Boston and Nashville, the lineup includes David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (acoustic guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).

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Sarah Darling - Wonderland (07/06/19)

Artist: Sarah Darling

Release Date: 7th June, 2019

Genre: Country, Americana, Singer-songwriter

Record Label: Be Darling Records

Tracks: 13

Website: https://www.sarahdarling.com

A host of exceptional writers and producers came on board to collaborate with Sarah on ‘Wonderland’, from both the US and UK. Working with these songwriters has been a dream for Sarah, who took the challenge of writing with guests in her stride, “I’ve been in England for most of the year co-writing and working with producers. On this project, it’s really about new friends and new ideas. I literally would walk into a co-writing session, and had never met the person before. It’s so incredibly exciting to be finishing up the album, and to say I’ve recorded this in a different country. It’s a true reflection of me, and the current ride I’m on. Not to mention, I have new friends and memories for life. Music is about the connection. I’m so proud to share this trans-Atlantic collaboration. It’s the greatest adventure of my life to date!”

Calling the UK her “second home”, the Nashville based singer set out to embrace everything the UK had to offer, “I hope everyone gets to experience all the magic I had while recording it. I never imagined in a million years I’d be recording an album in the countryside of Wales. I wouldn’t change it for anything!” Whilst the early foundations for the record came together in Nashville with Mark Bright (Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban), Sarah soon relocated to London where she spent much of 2018 working with acclaimed writer/producers Ash Howes (Kylie, Gabriella Aplin), Pete Hammerton , producers MyRiot (London Grammar), and songwriters including Shelly Poole and Jessica Sharman (Ward Thomas).

Jenny Lewis - On The Line (22/03/19)

  • Artist: Jenny Lewis

  • Release Date: 22nd March, 2019

  • Genre: Rock, Pop, Singer-Songwriter

  • Record Label: Warner Brothers

  • Tracks: 11

  • Website:


Jenny Lewis has confirmed her highly anticipated return with her fourth solo album, 'On The Line' the follow up to 2014’s critically acclaimed 'The Voyager' out on Warner Bros. Records.

The 11 all new original songs were written by Lewis and recorded at Capitol Records’ Studio B, and feature a backing band of legendary talent including Beck, Benmont, Tench, Don Was, Jim Keltner, Ringo Starr and Ryan Adams.

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Thea Gilmore - Small World Turning (17/05/19)

  • Artist: Thea Gilmore

  • Release Date: 17th May. 2019

  • Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter

  • Record Label: Shameless Record

  • Tracks: 12

  • Website:

Thea Gilmore releases "Small World Turning" on May 17 - her first new collection of songs since 2017's "The Counterweight" which was her 3rd successive top 40 album. She also embarks on a UK tour with her band and support from Matt Owens (Noah And The Whale).

An artist of enduring international acclaim (Bruce Springsteen regularly names her as a favourite) and a justly revered lyricist, Gilmore's musical settings have taken many ingenious detours in recent years. "Small World Turning" nails it's colours to a very different wall from the get-go. Acoustic guitars are back to the fore, and a quintessentially rootsy array of instruments frame them - fiddles, whistles, mandolins, tenor banjos are all in abundance. "Small World Turning" is an album with an unashamed folk flavor and features contributions from Cara Dillon, Seth Lakeman, Sam Lakeman, Katriona Gilmore, Jamie Roberts and BBC Radio 2's Young Folk Award winner 2013 Ciaran Algar.

A gifted and exceptional artist at the peak of her powers, Thea Gilmore has delivered a vibrant and deeply resonant album, rooted in folk music but completely transcending any genre related limitations.

"Unarguably one of the finest singer-songwriters of her generation" Sunday Times Culture "The best wordsmith of her generation" The Independent

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