Graham Hi-Fi Recommends Woman Child

Music for your speakers: Cecile McLorin Salvant – WomanChild

This wonderful new album was released a few months ago. I know. I know. We only review albums that are at least fifteen years old. Well all I can say… Read more

Peter Gabriel - And I'll Scratch Yours

Stars cover Peter Gabriel tracks on new album

“Songwriting is what drew me into music. The craft and process of putting together a song seems both exciting and magical” – Peter Gabriel In 2010, the first part of… Read more

Rough Trade recommends London Grammar

Rough Trade recommends: London Grammar, If You Wait

I am not sure what the judges for the Mercury Prize were looking for so I cannot understand how this album didn’t make onto their short list. In fact I… Read more

Kalbata & Mixmonster in the studio. Photo credit: Dan Balilty

Creating with less: Kalbata and Mixmonster in the studio

Kalbata & Mixmonster in Jamaica Trailer from kalbata on Vimeo. Producers Kalbata & Mixmonster went into their home studio with the sole purpose of recording a fully analogue reggae album… Read more

Syriana, recording A Life In Film at Real World. Photo: York Tillyer

Syriana’s A Life In Film: Converting an album from vinyl to digital

Producer and musician Bernard O’Neill explains the background to the making of the unique album, A Life In Film: “The Syriana idea was the bringing of west and east together… Read more

Pinkunoizu. Photo: Paul Heartfield

Pinkunoizu’s The Drop: track by track

Danish Krautrock-popsters Pinkunoizu’s wonderful new album, The Drop, is available as a studio-quality download from Society of Sound. Here they take us through the album, track by track:   The… Read more

Rough Trade recommends: Daughn Gibson's Me Moan

Rough Trade recommends: Daughn Gibson, Me Moan

It’s probably best to get the elephant out in the open right at the start. I know there are many marmite voices (some misguided people think Bob Dylan can’t sing?),… Read more

Rough Trade Recommends sophisticated boom boom

Rough Trade recommends: Sophisticated Boom Boom – The Shadow Morton Story

  Apologies for recommending elderly American men in consecutive months, but two events made the choice for me: firstly, and very sadly, George “Shadow” Morton died earlier this year, but… Read more

Joseph Arthur. Photo credit: Danny Clinch

Joseph Arthur’s new album available as a studio-quality download

  “Boogie Christ is unlike anything I’ve ever done before. It’s a big production with horns and soul singers; a psychedelic soul record about redemption and what happens after you… Read more