Tag Archives: folk rock

Tanzwut’s Sailor’s Yarn

Guitar riffs and heavy bagpipes anyone? That’s what you get with German rock band Tanzwut who release their new album Seemannsgarn on 7th June through AFM Records. Seemannsgarn translates as “sailor’s yarn” and the album takes the listener on a journey into the world of fantasy, poets, musicians, artists and puppeteers! There are tales of both fiction and reality in songs ...

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Hexvessel set to release All Tree

British/Finnish sensation Hexvessel know a thing or two about psychedelic and highly evocative folk rock. The ensemble’s fourth effort entitled All Tree delves even further into the mysteries of nature and its many melancholy shades and nuances, and the record’s restlessly inventive spirit is truly invigorating. The overall effect of listening to this eclectic and emotional endeavor is downright haunting, ...

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Wishbone Ash – The Vintage Years Collection Due

Wishbone Ash are to have a truly comprehensive deluxe 30 CD box set, The Vintage Years, loaded with rarities, memorabilia, a new interview and a lavish 156 page hardback book, released in April 2018, courtesy Madfish. A third of this new collection will feature previously unheard and unreleased material. Authorised by all the original members of Wishbone Ash, bass player ...

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Blackmore’s Night Festive & Best of Collections

Blackmore’s Night the band formed by Rainbow and Deep Purple co-founder guitarist Ritchie Blackmore with his wife, vocalist Candice Night, celebrate their minstrel rock with a Best Of collection To The Moon And Back – 20 years And Beyond that is out now and a re-mastered edition of their Christmas album Winter Carols that will be released 20th October.  Both are ...

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Jethro Tull celebrate Golden Anniversary

Way back in 1968 on the 2nd of February when the Marquee Club was on Wardour Street a band with a penchant for rock, blues and something a little different stopped changing their name and first performed under one that stuck, Jethro Tull and later that year they would release an album titled This Was on the fledgling Island record ...

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Jethro Tull – The String Quartets

Jethro Tull – The String Quartets

Featuring the songs of Jethro Tull as written by band leader Ian Anderson, largely orchestrated and re-arranged by keyboard player John O’Hara (also of Tull and Anderson’s solo band) and chiefly featuring The Carducci Quartet as musicans, Jethro Tull – The String Quartets proves an interesting reinterpretation of songs that known by millions around the world, a number of them ...

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Jethro Tull Go Classical

Jethro Tull The String Quartets is an album of classic Jethro Tull songs by Ian Anderson, arranged for classical string quartet to be released on 24th March 2017 by BMG. Former Jethro Tull members Anderson and keyboard player John O’Hara had been discussing the prospect of a specially conceived album of such material, and when they saw The Carducci Quartet at the London Symphony Orchestra’s LSO St ...

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Review: Ray Wilson – Song For A Friend

Ray Wilson? Many of us know the pedigree less so the music: ‘Inside’ was a great post-grunge hit single come cool Levi’s jeans advert and ‘Congo’ a solid return to credibility for a band whose parent album Calling All Stations we never gave a fair crack of the whip. Genesis and Stiltskin are just two words among many that you’ll ...

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Review: Blackmore’s Night – All Our Yesterdays

Two years since Blackmore’s Night released their Dancer And The Moon album their latest release may be getting lost in the furore concerning Ritchie Blackmore getting ready to plug in and play a short set of rock gigs next summer; the interest level heightened with promotion for them now going under the totemic Rainbow banner. Impressive as those shows hopefully ...

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Blackmore’s Night Get Brave with New Video

Among the things informing the songs of Blackmore’s Night are sagas and symbolism. In the case of the supernatural ‘Will O’ The Wisp’, the rock-based song continues the band’s vision involving what singer and lyricist Candice Night describes as “Nature and folklore from around the world.” ‘Will O’ The Wisp’ is from the group’s tenth album All Our Yesterdays now, ...

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