Category Archives: Folk

SONG OF THE DAY Grace Sings Sludge – A Man Doesn’t Want

A couple of years ago I featured a great track called Play It Again Dick by garage-folk band, The Sandwitches (see June 5th).  Unfortunately since then, the San Franciscan 3-piece have disbanded, but the good news is that as solo artists, their … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abdominal and The Obliques – Sock Hop

Toronto rapper Andy Bernstein, aka Abdominal, featured today’s song on his 2012 album, Sitting Music.  Best known for his extraordinary breath control and fun raps, this album was an experimental venture for the hip hop artist who sought to incorporate … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY LAUCAN – Symptom

Lewes-raised newcomer, Laurence Galpin (aka Laucan) has today released new track, Symptom, and I have just played it through, already anticipating my reaction before the intro had even got underway! Laucan (pronunciation: Lor-can) has become a regular on the LP … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jake Houlsby – Oklahoma

Newcastle-based Jake Houlsby has come a long way in the seven years that he has been regularly writing and recording his own music, and The LP Blog has been an avid fan ever since it discovered Jake back at the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY C.W Stoneking – Early In The Morning

I’ll never forget the first time I watched a C.W Stoneking video, I’d been listening to his music for a while but never anticipated that this was the man behind such a tremendously authentic ‘old’ sound! Drawing influences from pre-war … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Molochs – Come Softly With Your Hidden Spoon

The psychedelic sounds of The Molochs are back! Yes, indeedy, LA’s psych-folk rock’n’rollers are to release a brand new EP this Friday via Innovative Leisure. Following the release of their second album, ‘America’s Velvet Glory’ earlier this year, the AVG … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shadow Band – Green Riverside

New Jersey’s Shadow Band released their latest album, Wilderness Of Love a few days ago via Mexican Summer and from what I’ve heard so far, it’s sounding pretty good.  With its dreamy psyched-out feel I’ve found it very easy to latch … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jake Houlsby – Howl

Newcastle-based Jake Houlsby is a singer-songwriter who has been writing and recording his own music for the last seven years, his sound heavily orientated around folk. He released his debut EP ‘Yannina’ in the summer of 2015 and is now set to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shirley Ann Lee – There’s A Light

Today’s song was originally recorded back in 1968 by the soulful gospel artist, Shirley Ann Lee and was released via the gospel label, Revival Records. Shirley Ann Lee’s music has more recently been unearthed by The Numero Group, a fantastically eclectic archival … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Laucan – Tectonic Plates

One of the very enchanting qualities that draws me to Laucan’s music is the ability he has to captivate with very little effort. Take today’s song for example, in all its raw and stripped-back glory, Tectonic Plates has just stopped … Continue reading

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