Albums of the Quarter

Happy Easter everyone! I can’t quite believe we’re three months in to 2018 already… What I thought I’d do this year is to talk about the top few new albums that have really been making an impression on me each quarter. So, here’s the first instalment!

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Peach Club at The Owl Sanctuary, 24/03/18

Peach Club’s new songs mark an interesting diversifying of their offering – but are they a famous band yet?

I’ve been itching to see Peach Club again ever since they headlined Oxjam at The Mash Tun in October. With a new EP out since, I was curious to see what, if any, progression their live set showed. And with the future of the Owl Sanctuary in doubt (again), it seemed timely to pay them another visit.

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Young Fathers at The Roundhouse

Young Fathers brought their short UK tour to a sold-out Roundhouse last week. In an hour-long set they covered a range of material from their early career to recent release Cocoa Sugar and impressed with their dynamism and energy, effortlessly switching styles.

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Raphael Callaghan interview: “I do like a challenge…”

Liverpool-born blues singer-songwriter Raphael Callaghan will play his first London show for many years on the 10th April at The Islington pub. Callaghan has been making music since the ’60s but has flown under the radar ever since his first recorded sessions on harmonica in 1969.

His first fully solo LP Said and Done was released last year to critical acclaim, receiving airplay far and wide, including on BBC Merseyside and BBC Radio 2, plus a slew of favourable reviews in the British blues press.

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