For the last couple of months it has been my privilege to work on the album artwork for this superb set of 10 songs, not least because I have been listening to the album as I designed it. And the songs are now truly part of my soul! Man, they are good, and all written and performed by Argyllachs – or at least adopted Argyllachs. Produced by Joe McAlindan (AKA _linden) and mixed and recorded by David Donaldson, the album is called, In The Wild Country and will be released in the next 6 weeks or so, with previews available as EPs on various digital outlets.
I love love love this!
In no particular order, these are the albums (or rather playlists) that I’ve been listening to all year. Some of these were released in 2014, others, before.
Simone Felice – Strangers
His New Your Times EP is genius.
Turnpike Troubadours – Diamonds & Gasoline
Close harmonies in a country vibe
Spoon – They Want My Soul
Listened to this over and over again
Paul Kelly – Ways & Means
Evergreen appeal of one of Australia’s greats – it’s been said before, the Antipodean Boss [top image]
Lenny Kravitz – Strut
Absolute classic and a complete surprise.
Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
This girl has so much talent its frightening. Seeing her live was HARDCORE
JT And The Clouds – Caledonia
Not at all well known, but should be
Jake Bugg – Shangri La
Both his albums were candidates, and this only because its a fresher listen
Ezra Furman – Day of the Dog
Great for headphoned raucousness.
Linden – Bleached Highlights
Joe’s entirely fabulous, ear-worm keeps slipping back into the list … we’re awaiting a new one and hoping its soon.
Also listened to an awful lot this year: