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Everyone RaEveryone has has been waiting for RaEveryone hasbeen beenwaiting waitingfor for diohead drummer Philip Selway’s diohead drummer Philip Selway’s Radiohead drummer Philip Selway’s debut solo album with bated breath debut solo album with bated debut solo album with batedbreath breath and the and thankfully thankfully ititithas has been worth the and thankfully hasbeen beenworth worth the wait. Incredibly folky and intimate, wait. Incredibly folky and intimate, wait. Incredibly folky and intimate, it it offers offers up up eerily mesmerising balit offers upeerily eerilymesmerising mesmerisingballads such as ‘By Some Miracle’ which lads such as ‘By Some Miracle’ which ballads such as ‘By Some Miracle’ haunts the memory of anyone who haunts haunts the memory of anyone which the memory of who anyone listens to it with a striking melody listens to it with a striking melody who listens to it. What is possibly that easily featured on that could could easily be bethe featured on some some most surprising is undeniable orphan-themed horror movie. What orphan-themed horror movie. What is fact that Selway can actually sing. is possibly most surprising is the undenipossibly surprising is theBind undeniIn songs most like ‘The Ties That able fact that Selway can actually able fact that Selway can actually sing. Us’ his rasping vocals echo that sing. of In songs like The Ties That Bind Us’ In songs like The Us’ Phil Collins. His Ties lyricsThat are Bind striking his rasping vocals echo that of Phil his rasping vocals echo that of Phil and reveal an interesting portrait Collins. His lyrics striking Collins. Hisand lyrics are striking and reof himself hisare own life asand he reveal an interesting portrait of himself veal an interesting portrait of himself reaches middle age. A powerful solo and own life as and his histhat ownhas lifequalities as he he reaches reaches middle album you middle might age. A powerful solo album that has age. A powerful solo album that hasit’s not have expected to begin with, qualities you might not have expected qualities you mightand notmemorable. have expected incredibly poetic to to begin begin with, with, it’s it’s incredibly incredibly poetic poetic and and memorable. KEY TRACK: BY SOME MIRACLE memorable.

Since Since he he won the BBC Radio Folk Since hewon wonthe theBBC BBCRadio Radio222Folk Folk Musician of the Year award in 2008, Musician of Musician of the theYear Yearaward awardinin2008, 2008, melodeon melodeon player player Andy Cutting is melodeon playerAndy AndyCutting Cuttingis best known for his innovative work best known forfor hishis innovative work is best known innovative with Blowzabella and his collaborawith Blowzabella and his collaborawork with Blowzabella. He has also tions Wood. has tions with with Chris Chris Wood. He Hewith has also also performed and recorded many performed and recorded with many performed and recorded with many of of today’s best known musicians of today’s best known musicians on the today’s best scene, knownincluding musiciansKate on the on the folk folk scene, including Kate Rusby folk scene, including Kate Rusby and Rusby and June Tabor. In his and June Tabor. In his eponymously titled June Tabor. In titled his eponymously eponymously solo album titled solo album Andy presents aa collection solo album Andy presents collection Andy presents a collection of tunes of tunes that showcase his musical of tunes that showcase his musical that showcase his musical talents. talents. The album starts an talents. The starts albumwith startsanwith with an easyeasyThe album easygoing, natural sound and pace, with going, natural going, natural sound soundand andpace, pace,with with aaa variety of instruments adding new variety of instruments adding new variety of instruments adding dimensions to sound. Those dimensions to Cutting’s Cutting’s sound.sound. Those new dimensions to Cutting’s unfamiliar with the English melodeon unfamiliar with the English melodeon Those unfamiliar with the English might difficulty getting through might have havemight difficulty getting through melodeon have difficulty the record, but even the most cynithe record, but even the most cynigetting through the record, but even cal can appreciate his entertaining cal can appreciate his entertaining the most cynical can appreciate his musical and musical compositions compositions and traditional traditional entertaining musical compositions pieces. pieces. and traditional pieces.

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Dylan man, LeBlanc isisthe the quintessential Southern man, Dylan LeBlanc LeBlancis thequintessential quintessentialSouthern Southern born and raised in Alabama. Now spending his born and in Alabama. Now spending his man, bornraised and raised in Alabama. Now spendtime between living Louisiana and timehis between living in inliving Louisiana and Tennessee, Tennessee, ing time between in Louisiana and this out the this 20-year-old 20-year-old is eager eager to to stand stand out from from the Tennessee, this is 20-year-old is eager to stand crows. His debut album, Field steeped crows. Histhe debut album, Pauper’s Field is is‘Pauper’s steeped out from crows. HisPauper’s debut album, in musical-history temperament in the the rich rich musical-history and temperament of of Field’ is steeped in the richand musical-history and the Accompanied by inthe Southern Southern soul. soul. Accompanied by tender tender intemperament of the Southern soul. Accompastrumentation aa melancholy slide strumentation ofinstrumentation melancholy violin, violin, slide guitar, guitar, nied by tenderof of a melancholy quietly plucked acoustic guitar and occasional quietly slide plucked acoustic guitar and the the occasional violin, guitar, quietly plucked acoustic guibanjo, LeBlanc’s gentle, weary voice sounds wise banjo, gentle, banjo, weary voice sounds wise tar andLeBlanc’s the occasional LeBlanc’s gentle, beyond its Ryan Adams and Neil Young beyondvoice its years. years. Ryan Adams andits Neil Young weary sounds wise beyond years. Ryan fans will like. fans willand like.Neil Young fans will like. Adams KEY TRACK: IF FOR KEYTRACK: TRACK: IF TIME TIME WAS FOR WASTING WASTING KEY IF TIME WASWAS FOR WASTING

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Vancouver-born singer-songwriter Vancouver-born singer-songwriter Vancouver-born singer-songwriter Adrienne has gradually built up a Adrienne has gradually built up aa small Adrienne has gradually built up in small small but loyal following both her but loyal following both in her nabut loyal following both in her nanative Canada and internationally tive and internationally after tive Canada Canada andher internationally after after releasing second album, releasing her second album, ‘Faultline’ releasing her second album, ‘Faultline’ ‘Faultline’ in 2007. Her latest offering in Her latest offering in 2007. 2007. Her latest offering ‘Oh ‘Oh Deer’ Deer’ is is ‘Oh Deer’ is an invigoratingly an invigoratingly strange and unusual an invigoratingly strange and unusual strange and unusual collection for collection for most part. The album collection for the the most part.sees Thethe album the most part. The album takes the folk-pop singer-songwriter takes the folk-pop singer-songwriter folk-pop starlet decorates songs decorates songs with electronic decorates songs with subtle subtle electronic with subtle electronic flourishes flourishes and unpredictable arrangeflourishes and unpredictable arrangeand unpredictable arrangements. ments. Pierce’s voice is a light, airy ments. Pierce’s is a light, Pierce’s voice isvoice a light, airy airy instrument, suited to the instrument, perfectly perfectly instrument, perfectlysuited suitedtotothe the straightforward songs. She challenges straightforward songs. She challenges straightforward songs. She challenges both and her listeners with both herself herself both herself and andher herlisteners listenerswith some genuinely surprising developsomesome genuinely surprising developwith genuinely surprising ments. Not all of itit works all of ments. Not all of works all of the the all developments. Not all of it works time, but the ambition and desire time, thebut ambition and desire of thebut time, the ambition and to take risks is refreshing. Adrienne to take risks is refreshing. Adrienne desire to take risks is refreshing. Pierce definitely one to Pierce is is most most definitely to watch. watch. Adrienne Pierce is mostone definitely one to watch. KEY KEY TRACK: TRACK: THREE THREE HOURS HOURS AGO AGO KEY TRACK: THREE HOURS AGO

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