New Music: Karima Francis – Orange Rose

First up today is another artist who has been around a long time, but still hasn't quite got the acclaim they deserve. More than a decade on since the release of debut album The Author, Blackpool-born Karima Francis is still putting out some of the most haunting, heart-wrenching music of the past 20 years. Now based [...]

New Music: Evening Hymns – My Drugs, My Dreams

Catering to musical tastes during these strange and turbulent times is a near-impossible task. For the day-to-day? Sure, something a little up-beat and fun helps focus the mind on the positives. To reflect on the human cost and the fragility of our existence? Well, Evening Hymns has been doing that for a long time now. [...]

Interview: Beans On Toast on what makes album number 10 special and how his music has changed over the years

Now ten albums and ten years into a career that has seen him firmly established as one of the most unique voices in UK music, Beans on Toast - aka Jay McAllister -  readily admits that new record 'Bird In The Hand' marks a momentous moment in his life - namely the birth of his [...]