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Posts Tagged ‘Nu Folk’

Album Review: The Magic Lantern – A World In A Grain Of Sand

It's clear from this latest offering that The Magic Lantern harbour some impressive songwriting skills not to mention extraordinary musicianship. There are fantastic songs on the album and it requires your full attention

Written by Emma Barlow



Much of The Magic Lantern’s A World In A Grain Of Sand reminded me of the folk music coming out of London three of four years ago, sildenafil before the Mumfords came along and popularised the genre and made it synonymous with banjos, dosage harmonies and big anthemic choruses. I know this music still exists, here but it seems everyone has sort of forgotten about it. Brilliant artists like Johnny Flynn, Emmy The Great, and Lightspeed Champion – they are more about stripped back, folksy ditties, accompanied by traditional, acoustic instruments and usually, crucially, only one voice. It’s reminiscent of what we get here with The Magic Lantern’s latest offering and… read more

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Live Music Review: TV Nights

A nu-folk night at Ronnie Scott's? Whatever next! Luckily for us it was a joy from start to finish, and gave us a sneak peek at the exceptional talent emerging from the current folk scene.

Written by Rachel Clare

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Interview: Johnny Flynn

In this exclusive video chat with the golden boy of the folk scene, we find out more about Johnny's new album 'Been Listening', his occasional forays into acting, and the ethics of saying no to Coca-Cola.

Written by Chloe Stead and Cari Steel

A couple of weeks ago, medications I was sifting through work emails and idly wondering how my forthcoming weekend was going to shape up; it seemed to be taking on […]