A relatively quiet news week due to the Easter holidays, but...
Emily Barker, from Australia releases her new album this week. The 12 track record is called The Toerag Sessions – named after the studio in London, England, where Emily, with only a guitar and harmonica, recorded new versions of some of her favorite songs from her previous albums. Toerag Studios are analogue recording studios where everything is recorded onto magnetic tape rather than onto computers. Over two days in January, Emily recorded the tracks direct to two-track tape, and didn't edit the tracks or add any overdubs. “The result is about as close as you can get to a live sound,” Emily says. This is the video, recorded at Toerag Studios for one of the songs on the album:
Canadian Ron Sexsmith has just released his latest album. Carousel One is a 16 track record and Ron's first new one since Forever Endeavour, which he released in 2013. He says this album – named after the luggage carousel at Los Angeles International Airport where bags from flights from Toronto are collected - is his most diverse record to date with songs that cover a wide variety of subjects, including Saint Bernard dogs:
Scottish singer, Ross Wilson, who performs under the name Blue Rose Code, has released a new live record that is available at his live shows or digitally via his Bandcamp page. The album is a recording of a memorable show Wilson did to launch his latest album, The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, in London last year. The gig was at a church near Kings Cross and Wilson had a six piece band supporting him as he performed songs from both his latest album, and his previous one, North Ten. The new live album is called Live At St Pancras Old Church, London 2014 – and this is a video of a live performance of one of the songs that appears on it:
Another Scot, Dean Owens, has released a streaming version of one of the songs which will be on his forthcoming album, Into The Sea. The new album is due for release on May 11th and as well as the new song (which you can stream below), it will also feature the song, Closer To Home, which Dean released as a single earlier this year – and which you can hear on TIAMS #1511. Click play on the embedded player below to hear Dean's new song, It Could Be Worse:
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