Review: Chloe Foy – Callous Copper

Gloucestershire-born indie-folk singer-songwriter Chloe Foy is noted for her graceful vocals, intricate arrangements and emotionally direct songs. In recent times, she has toured extensively in support of the mercurially talented Jesca Hoop (while also providing backing vocals in Hoop’s band) and completed a headline English tour to promote her third EP, Callous Copper. For this EP, Chloe Foy’s vocals and acoustic guitar are supplemented by a talented and versatile string quartet.

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Review: Marika Hackman

Marika Hackman, the London-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, brought her band to The Caves, deep in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, on 26th February. This UK tour saw Hackman riding the crest of a wave, following the release of her acclaimed third album, Any Human Friend, six months previously.

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Review: Emme Woods

The Foyer Sessions, an occasional series of gigs organised to raise funds for the ongoing restoration and renovation of the historic Leith Theatre, are staged in the theatre’s impressive, 1930s art-deco Crush Foyer. On 21st February, the headliner was Emme Woods, a Glasgow-based singer-songwriter whose distinctive sound has delicious flavours of 1960s rock ‘n roll, blues and soul and whose 10 inch vinyl EP, It’s Ma Party (released last summer), has created a whole lot of fan and media attention.

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Review: Field Music, Celtic Connections 2020

Field Music were formed in Sunderland in 2004 by brothers Peter and David Brewis. The band’s distinctive and innovative ‘indie prog-pop’ sound blends in a range of influences, from The Beatles, Pink Floyd and 10cc through to Steely Dan and Talking Heads. Their UK tour to promote new album, Making A New World, brought them to Glasgow’s majestic Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum on 1st February, as part of Celtic Connections. The songs on the album were originally commissioned by the Imperial War Museum in 2018 for a series of events marking the end of the First World War. Support was provided by Glasgow-based country/folk/Americana duo Tenement & Temple. Monica Queen’s pure and clear vocals and Johnny Smillie’s nimble guitar-picking were impressive.

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