Black Black Hills – Far from my Arms


This is the brilliant beautiful new song from Black Black Hills.

I wasn’t expecting this – a soulful mournful love song, imbibing the spirit of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds but very much its own. Really gorgeous. Go listen.

And go download here

Hatful of Rain – Way up on the Hill


Lewes is not too far, is it?

Anyone who follows the Brighton folk scene will probably have come across the excellent Hatful of Rain. This great local folk band have now recorded an album which is coming out via the Union Music Store in Lewes, and if this first song is anything to go by it will be a fabulous thing. The album is out at the end of May.

Laish – She is clever


The new video single from Brighton folk band Laish is called She is Clever. It’s really rather good.

The Laish album came out on local Willkommen label earlier this year, and despite a number of very good reviews seems to have gone by largely unnoticed. That’s a shame because it’s really rather brilliant. The lead Laish man Danny Green (the band name translates as ‘Tribe of Dan’) is one of this town’s finest songwriters. He’s now reformed the band, or formed a new one, and is busy recording a second album.

This song’s from that. I can’t wait.