Hans Chew - 'Open Sea' Reviews
“Brave, bold and captivating, the record has many and varied charms..8/10” Uncut Magazine
“..Tennessee country-blues rocker shines broad rays of psych-folk warmth” 4* MOJO
"This is an adventurous, interesting listen. At its core, though, it’s just damn good rock n’ roll. 8/10“ Glide
‘Album of the Week’ Resident Brighton
"If you're a fan of unique songwriters, this is an album you should explore.” AXS
"These aren’t just songs, they are movements and events.“ Twangrila
“An odyssey through an exciting and ever-changing vivid aural landscape.“ Folk & Tumble
'The Last Song' is the new single from Dean Owens, and the first to be taken from his stunning new album 'Southern Wind'.
'The Last Song' was co-written with Will Kimbrough and as Dean describes, ‘[This is] the first song that Will and I wrote together. We bonded through our mutual love of Ronnie Lane and The Waterboys. We wanted to write a kinda pub rock song for the end of the night and we just sat jamming and throwing in names of some of our heroes’
'The Last Song' & 'Southern Wind' were recorded in Nashville with Neilson Hubbard at the production helm.
Daybreak Over Jackson Street is the keenly-anticipated second album from Steph Cameron and the first to see a formal release outside of Steph’s native Canada.
The Saskatoon-based roots singer/songwriter arrived on the scene like a bracing gust of fresh musical air with her 2014 debut record Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady receiving unanimously enthusiastic reviews and made the 2015 Polaris Prize long-list.
If the debut felt as if it emerged fully-formed from the bohemian streets of Greenwich Village circa 1963, then the extra maturity of Daybreak gives it more of an early ‘70s Laurel or Topanga Canyon atmosphere.
Recorded at elite Toronto studio Revolution Recording with producer Joe Dunphy. It retains the sparse template of her first record – one voice, one guitar, both recorded in intimate fashion and to tape.
Cameron explains there was one change in the recording process this time around. “I asked that we move into a smaller room at Revolution. Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady was recorded in a very large room, where the sound could develop for miles.”
“In the smaller room I had a stronger presence. The idea was to create a record that sounds as though the songwriter is in the room with the listener. We created a very warm, intimate record that does justice to the truly personal stories captured by these songs.”
Born and raised in Idaho, Jeff Crosby has been sharing his unique perspective of Americana throughout the US and beyond for the past decade. His songs are a collection from growing up in a small town in Idaho with all of the hardships and beauty of living in small town America, to five years living in a shoebox apartment off Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles CA, then to travelling and living on the road playing 250 shows a year. Though recently making the move to Nashville TN, Jeff continues to spend majority of his time touring the country.
After spending the last two years splitting his time between playing guitar for Widespread Panic song-writer Jerry Joseph and performing with his own band, Jeff hit the studio to produce his fourth full length album, Postcards from Magdalena. The collection of songs was inspired by the places and cultures Crosby experienced while traveling across the U.S., Iceland, the UK., Colombia, Nicaragua, and Alaska.
At The Helm Records are pleased to confirm that the excellent Orphan Colours will be joining the roster!
We are proud to announce that 'I'll Make The Most Of My Sins' by Robert Vincent gets its official Vinyl release on Friday 3rd November.
‘An excellent and intriguing album’
‘The album is a balm meant to reassure us that, however imperfect, we're all doing the best we can.‘ –No Depression
‘On the evidence here, he’ll be needing more room in the trophy cabinet.’ –Folk Radio UK
Presented in a beautiful gatefold packaging, 'I'll Make The Most Of My Sins' is a record that totally embraces the varied influences that make up the 'Americana' genre. Vincent credits his influences to his upbringing where his formative years were spent listening to his father’s collection of Emmylou Harris, Charlie Rich and Waylon Jennings albums, but also Pink Floyd - the benefits of having older brothers to show you the way!
Produced by Robert Vincent, Michael Gay, Etienne Girard, Recorded and Engineered by Tom Roach at Elevator Studio's between August 2015 and March 2016, except one track 'Time Won't Wait' recorded in Nashville's Room & Board studio, where the whole album was mixed with the legendary Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Ray Davies, to name a few.)
Robert Vincent will knock you sideways the moment you hear any of his songs carved from his scouse sentiments, entangling brilliant lyrics and captivating melodies. Robert is a new adventure in the craft of songwriting with a riveting vocal delivery that will hit you solidly in the heart and gut.” – Ray Kennedy
Distributed by Proper, you will be able to pick up a copy in your local Independent Record store, through At The Helm Records and all the usual online outlets.
Pre-orders will start next week and if you took part in Robert's crowdfund campaign - your copy is about to wing its way to you!
Robert Vincent & At The Helm Records