New Single From The Hanging Stars

On the 27th October, The Hanging Stars will release the first single from their forthcoming second album Songs From Somewhere Else. Taking their cues from both sides of the Atlantic – from the dying embers of the early 70s psychedelic folk and cosmic country scenes – Honeywater opens with a mesmerising steel guitar riff, which drifts into a shimmering melody framed by singer and guitarist Richard Olson’s honeyed … Continue reading New Single From The Hanging Stars

New Single From The Hanging Stars

Crippled Shining Blues is the excellently named new single to be taken from London-based psych-folk outfit The Hanging Stars’ new album Over the Silvery Lake (due out on 11 March via The Great Pop Supplement and Crimson Crow). The track is wonderfully rhythmical, replete with a wandering bassline and complimentary riffs from both guitar and pedal steel. The sweetness of the verse is complimented by … Continue reading New Single From The Hanging Stars

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 11)

The songs keep piling up in the in-box – too many to do justice to – but here are ten choice picks for you to decide… hit or miss? Claire Cronin – Sister And Devil  [RIYL: Experimental folk, Karen Dalton, Jason Molina]   Stranded Horse – Monde  [RIYL: Orchestral folk, Loch Lemond, Horse Feathers]   Heck – Good As Dead  [RIYL: Noise-rock, Pulled Apart By Horses, … Continue reading Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 11)

The Hanging Stars – The House On The Hill

Our love of murder ballads is well documented and the new single from London quintet The Hanging Stars, The House on The Hill is a mighty fine addition to the roster. It is a murder ballad about a poor girl who drowns herself in the sea after having her heart broken and is partly a true story, the track being inspired by an entry in a book of … Continue reading The Hanging Stars – The House On The Hill