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Kris Drever, If Wishes Were Horses

A review for Bright Young Folk website of Kris Drever’s sixth solo album, If Wishes Were Horses. A third of Lau and a frequent collaborator with musicians across the folk scene, Kris Drever shows a maturing songwriting talent on his latest, striking album. There’s a raw power about the lyrics that doesn’t fail to hit home, even with repeated listenings. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes sad, always brutally honest.

Maz O’Connor, The Longing Kind

Another review I wrote for Bright Young Folk. Former Cambridge student Maz O’Connor takes on folk with a modern twist in her album The Longing Kind, singing songs about her experiences of being a young person in the present day. The traditional forms are transformed into something modern. A lot of thought’s clearly gone into this album but it wears its intellect lightly.

Crumbling Ghost, Five Songs EP

Here’s a review I wrote for Bright Young Folk. It’s an EP called Five Songs from prog-folk band called Crumbling Ghost. They’ve been around for a while but, more recently, a change of line-up has solidified their sound and, though I hadn’t been sure that they’d be my kind of thing, I found I was absolutely blown away by them. Check out their Five Songs EP for a taster of their music and energy.