Shred Kelly: The songs typically start on the folk side of things and build to a frenzy

Canadian folk-rock four-piece Shred Kelly will release their most ambitious project yet in their fourth album, Archipelago, today. The collaborative song-writing and influences of Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert and Ty West has resulted in a compilation of dreamy, yet explosively exciting songs to make Archipelago.
The band spoke with The Fountain about what we can expect from this record as well as their favourite gig to date.

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Review: Connan Mockasin – Jassbusters

It has been five years since the release of Caramel on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Records and Connan Mockasin is at it again, releasing the much-anticipated Jassbusters, but that’s not all he has been working on. Having created the melodrama, Bostyn ‘n Dobsyn, he is evidently demonstrating his filmmaking capability, as well as the song-writing and performing. Having acquired great acclaim for his previous work it is always exciting to hear of a new release and my intrigue got the better of me, I was keen to hear this one.

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Review: Seasick Steve – Can U Cook?

The unusually titled Can U Cook? is the ninth studio album and title track of Seasick Steve’s most recent release. I vaguely recall his debut, Cheap in 2004 which scares me, nine albums in. Can U Cook? sees Steve serve up his experience amidst dirty guitars, big drums and a gnarly vocal and is out via BMG, a fine new release from the Americana-Blues musician.

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