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Heidi Talbot – Here We Go 1, 2, 3 reviewed

  • October 25, 2016

Heidi Talbot - Here We Go 1, 2, 3There’s been a wonderful response to Heidi Talbot’s new album ‘Here We Go 1, 2, 3’ with 4 star reviews in both Songlines and R2 Magazine and many other great reviews in both print and online.

You can read a selection of quotes from the best reviews below and follow the links to read in full.

“a lush sound to complement Heidi’s sweet voice on what are delightful melodies… Here We Go 1, 2, 3 is a lovely album”R2 Magazine, 4 stars (click to read in full)

“There’s a viscerally live, yet commendably relaxed feel to this set of songs, which jumps with grace and confidence from folk and Americana to classic pop.”Songlines, 4 stars (click to read in full)

“..there’s still that angelic voice to die for… this CD has been pretty much on permanent repeat”fRoots (click to read in full)

“an album that sees Heidi re-kindle familiar musical friendships, forge new productive collaborations and develop her own serene and assured songwriting.”Folk Radio

“If we’re talking about music having the power to evoke feelings and touch the heartstrings, then Here We Go 1, 2, 3… is a prime example.”Bright Young Folk

“Heidi Talbot is a very rare talent that should be celebrated by a much wider audience.”Rocking Magpie

“a beautifully crafted work that draws the listener in and leaves them comforted that all will be well in the end.”Folking.com

“Here We Go,1,2,3 represents her own, true voice… And what a voice it is.”NE:MM

“For anyone who has heard Talbot’s voice, its power and expressiveness are givens – it is a thing of beauty, it sparkles”Americana UK
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Jon Boden Live on World On 3

  • October 18, 2016

Jon Boden - Painted LadyJon Boden appeared on World On 3 last week where he spoke about his upcoming UK solo tour, the re-issue of his 2006 album Painted Lady, moving from performing with a big band to going solo and covering 80’s hits.

You can listen to the interview in full below which includes Jon performing acoustic versions of songs from Painted Lady.

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Jon Boden – Painted Lady Reviewed

  • October 6, 2016

Jon Boden - Painted Lady (10Read some of the highlights from the reviews for Painted Lady, the 10th anniversary re-issue of Jon Boden’s debut solo album.

(Almost) entirely self-penned, ‘Painted Lady’ is a work of considerable ambition and originality that will surprise those expecting a version of Bellowhead’s full-on, euphoric energy. The album features 12 songs written by Boden and is especially notable for its dazzling array of instrumentation, including fiddle, octave fiddle, concertina, banjo, guitars, double bass, Indian harmonium, glockenspiel, electric piano, and perhaps more unusually for a folk artist, Moog synthesiser and drum machine – all of which are played by Jon Boden. The re-issue features three newly recorded bonus tracks including low-fi interpretation of a Whitney Houston classic, ‘I Wanna Dance (with Somebody)’.

“Boden’s schooling in musical theatre is evident throughout Painted Lady – both in the structures of the songs and in the dramatic, bordering-on-histrionic vocal style later honed to maximum effect in the all-conquering context of Bellowhead. The youthful love songs are sweetly delivered, whilst his cast of wanton, dissolute and tragic female characters are storied with compassion rather than cruelty”Folk Radio

“This album may be ten years old but sounds as fresh and exciting as when it was first released”Bright Young Folk

“A handy reminder of the debut solo album from Jon Boden… The re-issue has the added attraction of a couple of extra songs including seeing what he’s done with Whitney’s ‘I Want To Dance With Somebody’”Louder Than War

“a welcome return for the album and a fine reminder of the man’s talents.”Blabber ‘n’ Smoke

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Watch: Georgia Ruth – Fossil Scale

  • September 8, 2016

Georgia Ruth - Fossil ScaleWatch the new video from Georgia Ruth for Fossil Scale, the title track and first single from Georgia’s upcoming album released on the 7th October.

Fossil Scale was written in Caernarfon, a town in North Wales defined by its space and tranquil landscape that Georgia, at the time, called home. The ancient surroundings of the town, its body of water and the neighbouring Snowdonia mountains, came to exert as strong a bearing on Fossil Scale as the hours of Beck, Radiohead and Bowie albums that tracked this writing period. Though it wasn’t until Georgia stumbled upon a news article about a mysterious ‘mutant-fish’ with reptilian head & fossilised scales discovered by Russian fishermen, that she began to quantify her own life in relation to her immutable surroundings. This fish became something of a representation of those constants, as Georgia began to explore the detachment from them that modern life had brought about.

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Watch: Heidi Talbot – The Year That I Was Born

  • September 7, 2016

Heidi Talbot - Here We Go 1, 2, 3Heidi Talbot’s new single The Year That I Was Born is the first single to be released from her upcoming album ‘Here We Go 1, 2, 3’ which is released on the 23rd October. The single is a gorgeous country-pop meditation reflecting on birth and was co-written with Louis Abbott of Scotland’s Admiral Fallow.

Here We Go, 1, 2, 3 explores the tricks and traits of time – the way it passes, rushes, falls back on itself. The way it stops. “The album was written over a couple of years,” Talbot says. “I stopped touring, stopped recording, took some time after having another baby, and sorted everything out in my head a little bit.”

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