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THE MUSIC: TWENTY FROM TWENTY

THE MUSIC: TWENTY FROM TWENTY

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It’s that time of year. Again. Music rated behind a glass case? Nah, not here. Just twenty of our favourite songs made by musicians from Merseyside in 2020. The music, then. By Alan O’Hare.

Visions Of Albion
‘You’re Not Alone’
A little bit folk, a little bit Laurel Canyon and sitting comfortably in a Celtic valley Greil Marcus might call ‘the old, weird Americana’…

 

Okiro
‘Newse’

Timo Tierney of Tea Street Band takes a busman’s holiday on some block rockin’ Balearic beats and melodies…

Limerance
‘Not In My Name’
The duo released more lovely lullabies this year and this was the pick…

Lee Shone
‘Walkin’ The Country’
Liverpool piano man Lee Shone stepped out of the shadows to make an authentic country record in Nashville that hit the iTunes Country Charts top ten…

KingFast
‘Under My Skin’
Born in Jamaica, raised in Belfast and coming of age in Liverpool, KingFast developed his sound this year and arrived as a songwriter of startling singularity…

El Misti
‘The Rose That Grew On The Moon’
Classica Americana from a band who have found the sound they’ve been looking for forever…

Thomas Scott Quintet
‘Marionette’
The Space man brings it all back home for his best release in years…

Motel Sundown
‘Before Midnight’
How to capture a warm feeling on record, part 356…

Candy Opera
‘Tell Me When The Lights Turn Green’
All your wistful backwards glances come at once…

Jetta
‘I Wanna Know’
The sound of right now from the DIY Scouser with the big voice…

Ian Prowse
‘Only The Love’
A return to the electrified power-pop that the ex-Pele songwriter made his name with…

S.J. Downes
‘Death Blues’
An authentic death rattle from an instrumentalist who captured the sound of how 2020 felt…

The Pistachio Kid
‘Sweet Sweet Remedies’
Just another case of those worried man blues…

John Jenkins
‘I’m Almost Over You’
The sound of growing older inside a memorable melody…

ME and DEBOE
‘Culture Fruit’
The noise and confusion of 2020 all wrapped up in busy beauty…

The New Icons
‘Everyone Knows’
Cosmic Scouse pop written about the people you meet in the pub…

Matthew Loughlin-Day
‘Alexandra Walks The Fields’
How does folk music sound in the middle of a pandemic? Ask a shipbulder…

Shadow Captain
‘The Pan Piper’
A wonderful waltz to set the scene for the forthcoming album from the popular songwriter…

The Living Brain
‘Bland Planet’
A lovely slice of nostalgia to make Scousers smile in 2020…

Zuzu
‘Skin And Bone’
It’s the way she sings “liquid form”, isn’t it? A belter from the queen of the Gwladys Street…

 

 

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