tue 03/05/2016

Lisa-Marie Ferla

Lisa-Marie Ferla

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Lis has been famous on the internet since 1999; the result of having a blog which predates the existence of the term "blogging". Although she 'daylights' as a legal journalist, after hours she writes about new music for publications including the Scotsman and the Herald. She is based in Glasgow.

Articles by Lisa-Marie Ferla

CD: Gregory Porter - Take Me to the Alley

I find myself incredibly conflicted by a musician like Gregory Porter. Is my lack of response to his effortlessly soulful voice (the “liquid spirit”, perhaps, of the 2013 Grammy-award winning album...

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CD: RM Hubbert - Telling the Trees

In interviews, the Scottish songwriter RM Hubbert has described his new album as being the “mirror image” of his best-known work, the 2013 Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award-winning Thirteen Lost...

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CD: PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project

PJ Harvey's ninth album is one with a message. I know this because it marks the first time that my pre-release copy of an album has come with a lyric booklet, despite the fact that it is perhaps the...

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CD: Laura Gibson - Empire Builder

I’ve never understood why the great American train journey isn’t as romanticised as the great American road trip. There’s nowhere else you get quite that same uninterrupted time with your own...

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CD: Richmond Fontaine - You Can't Go Back If There's Nothing To Go Back To

News that Richmond Fontaine were calling it a day with one final album and tour was not itself a surprise: across latter-day releases, from at least 2009’s We Used to Think the Freeway Sounded Like a...

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CD: Emmy the Great - Second Love

The answers, for the listener curious as to whether Emmy the Great’s Second Love fared any better than her first (it’s the title of her 2009 debut as much as any reference to the songwriter’s psyche...

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CD: Loretta Lynn - Full Circle

Loretta Lynn’s first album in over a decade begins not with a song, but a spoken word introduction: the Queen of Country Music, still hands-on in the studio at the age of 83, telling her...

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CD: The Jezabels - Synthia

It would be easy to write off The Jezabels’ third album as style over substance. The gaudy, synth-heavy gloom-pop of Synthia seeks to catch you off guard with its sexualised sighs, sinewy rhythms and...

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The X-Files, Channel 5

It’s 2016, and The X-Files is the most popular TV show in the world. The very idea that over 20 million people in the US would tune in to a new episode of the pioneering sci-fi drama 14 years after...

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CD: Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield

If you haven’t fallen for Emma Pollock by the end of the first two songs on In Search of Harperfield – you know, on the off chance that you have somehow been immune to the first lady of Scottish...

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Fargo, Series 2 Finale, Channel 4

It stands to reason that the contents of a prequel can never be entirely surprising. Some details have to be constants, some plot twists left unturned. As soon as it became clear that the second...

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Albums of 2015: Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love

There's a line of argument – and a fairly convincing one – that this is the decade that pop culture lost its imagination. Right now the cinemas are booked out with the latest sequel to a 38...

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CD: The Corrs - White Light

Say what you like about The Corrs, there was never any denying their talent – or the voice of raven-haired youngest sister Andrea, fronting the familial quartet with ferocity and grace. It’s why...

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CD: Emilie & Ogden - 10,000

Names can be deceiving: take Emilie & Ogden. Once you know that the name is not that of a traditional duo, but rather describes Canadian musician Emilie Kahn and her Ogden harp, it’s hard to...

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Girl in a Band: Tales from the Rock'n'Roll Front Line, BBC Four

For women making music, it’s probably a tough call to decide on what is more tedious: being asked what it’s like being a girl in a band, or being grouped with other female musicians, regardless of...

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CD: Ryan Adams - 1989

Back in the early 2000s, it was rumoured that Ryan Adams had covered Is This It by The Strokes in its entirety. According to my extensive cataloguing of the career of Americana’s enfant terrible,...

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