Staying True

Friday, 6 November 2009, 14:05 | Category : Video
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The latest Bandstand Busking session sees David Thomas Broughton as he’s rarely seen. Restrained by a fixed mic, and no amplification meaning no crazy looping antics. So he plays his songs straight, showing off their fragile loveliness, until in true form, he starts messing about at the end. Ah, that’s why we love him. Hey, [...]

Soul seeker

Friday, 6 November 2009, 12:41 | Category : Good new stuff
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So you already know that Blue Roses is awesome, that Laura Groves has a magical voice, its purity and clarity shaping the greatness of her recent debut album. But you’re also thinking “all this folkiness is all very well, but imagine if she covered a soul song - how weird would that be?” And then [...]

The Young Republic @ Cargo, 2 November 2009

Thursday, 5 November 2009, 17:38 | Category : Live reviews
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This is the sound of a band growing up and getting better and better.
It’s the sound of a band who despite a quiet Monday gig on a slow London evening, give it their all.
It’s the sound of a band who know that classical training and expert musicianship may not count for much in today’s fickle [...]

Acres, Acres

Wednesday, 4 November 2009, 22:47 | Category : Good new stuff
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The path from band to solo career is a well worn one, but travelling in the opposite direction is a much less-well worn route. although a more interesting one. When one of your favourite singer songwriters forms a band, you first wonder why, and then wait with excitement to see what transpires.
So Jeremy Warmsley can [...]