Listening to Between the Music: Volume One which is a collection of the tracks played between the acts at the End of the Road Festival, chosen by Simon Taffe. The album isn’t available on Apple Music, so I built the playlist for you to enjoy. 🎢

Listening to FM, the new offering from Ryan Adams. I’ve been a fan since I first heard Heartbreaker, released in 2000, and I think he’s on top form with the new album. 🎢

Listening to the new Muse album, Will of the People. It’s a mix of rock, prog, glam and metal - play it loud! 🎢

Listening to a work-in-progress recording of a new song from the 2022 live line-up of Big Big Train, featuring Alberto Bravin on lead vocals. Watch on YouTube Sounds good so far. 🎢

Listening to Raise The Roof, the new album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. the long-awaited follow-up from Raising Sand. 🎢

Listen on Spotify.

Just listened to the brilliant new album from Elbow called Flying Dream 1.🎢

Buy a copy from Elbow’s store or listen on Apple Music.

Listening to The Future from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. 🎢

Listening to Kites, the new release from melodic neo-prog band This Winter Machine. 🎢

Catch it on Bandcamp

Listening to Live to Tape: Volume 1 by Bahamas that includes tracks with The Secret Sisters and The 400 Unit 🎢

Listening to Decennium, the 10-year retrospective from English Folk/Prog/Rock group Gandalf’s Fist.

Listen or buy from Bandcamp 🎢

My Album of the Week is How Beautiful Life Can Be from The Lathums. 🎢

Listening to Vessel by The Accidentals on Apple Music 🎢

Try to give it time, life will teach you how to live

You just have to live it for a while

Trying out Apple Music, listening to star-crossed from Kasey Musgraves. Somehow I managed to get a free 6-month trial, so I’ll probably cancel my Tidal subscription 🎢

Listening to Reprise by Moby whilst writing a proposal. 🎢

Listening to From Dreams to Dust by The Felice Brothers on Tidal. I first discovered this band when I was looking for music to play on my Monday Music Mix show on ITfM Radio back in the day. 🎢

Two Fingers by Sea Power

This is the first track released from the new album, Everything was Forever, due February 2022. 🎢

Listening to A Beautiful Life by Heartless Bastards on Tidal. This band had passed me by, but pleased that they’re now on my radar. This album will be high on my “Best of 2021” list in December. 🎢

Listen here

heartless bastards β€” a beautiful life cover

Album of the Week β€” August 23, 2021

My Album of the Week is Fever Dreams from Villagers.

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Album of the Week β€” August 13, 2021

My Album of the Week is Pressure Machine from The Killers. Really enjoying the slightly more restrained tracks like β€œRunaway Horses" as well as belters such as β€œIn The Car Outside.”

The commentary before some of the tracks adds to the overall feel of the album.

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Listening to the new album from Big Big Train and loving it so far. Listen to Common Ground on Spotify.

Alternatively, buy your own copy in sparkling 24bit on Bandcamp.

Here's a link to an unplugged performance of the title track on YouTube.


Listening to a surprise new release from The Secret Sisters. Listen to Quicksand on Spotify.

Alternatively, check it out on Bandcamp.


My album of the week is Nebraska from Travelyan. Well worth a listen.

Catch it on Spotify.


Listening to the new album from Hiss Golden Messenger this morning whilst doing the weekly reports...

Listen on Spotify.


My Album of the week is .... Blue Weekend from Wolf Alice.

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My Album of the Week is Seeking New Gods, another solo release from Super Furry Animals' frontman Gruff Rhys..

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