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Welcome To Loose: Barna Howard!

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Missouri musician, Barna Howard to Loose! It’s hard to believe that people are making records that sound like this in 2015, but thank goodness they are. Think Fred Neil, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Phil Ochs, Townes Van Zandt. Yup, he’s that good. We recommend you get acquainted via our new Barna Howard Playlist on Youtube. His […]

Barna Howard

Welcome To Loose: Barna Howard!

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Missouri musician, Barna Howard to Loose! It’s hard to believe that people are making records that sound like this in 2015, but thank goodness they are. Think Fred Neil, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Phil Ochs, Townes Van Zandt. Yup, he’s that good. We recommend you get acquainted via our new Barna Howard Playlist on Youtube. His […]

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Joe Pug London Shows Announced

London, yes, Joe Pug will be back in town in June – twice. Tickets for both shows go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Tuesday) morning via this link. 3 Jun – LONDON, St Pancras Old Church 6 Jun – LONDON, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen It’s now just two weeks to wait until Joe’s incredible new album ‘Windfall’ comes out. Pre-order […]

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Joe Pug Premieres New Song on Consequence Of Sound

In anticipation of his forthcoming studio album ‘Windfall’, Joe Pug premieres the opening track, ‘Bright Beginnings’, on Consequence of Sound. Discussing the hardships and motivation surrounding the making of the new album for Joe, Consequence of Sound goes on to say of ‘Bright Beginnings': “As lush piano and understated guitar create a pristine soundscape, Pug […]

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Danny & The Champs Announce German Tour Dates

The band voted by readers of Americana UK as the ‘Best Live Act 2014‘… in the world (and also simply the ‘Best Band’), Danny & The Champions Of The World that is, have announced they will be hitting Germany in March. Here’s where :- 21 Mar – WREDENHAGEN, Scheune 22 Mar – HAMBURG, Jazz Club/Sound Yard 23 […]

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Booooom Reveals New Vikesh Kapoor Video

Mega blog, Booooooom, has just let loose Vikesh Kapoor’s cool new video for ‘Blue-Eyed Baby’. Check it out below and get these tour dates in your diaries :- 21 Feb  BALLYDEHOB, Levi’s Bar 22 Feb  MYRTLEVILLE, Pine Lodge – early 22 Feb  CLONAKILTY, De Barra – evening 23 Feb  BALLYMORE EUSTACE, Mick Murphy’s 24 Feb  DUBLIN, The Workmans […]

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Andrew Combs’ New Album Is Out Today!

‘All These Dreams’, Andrew Combs incredible new album is out today in Europe (3rd March in the US). Check out some of the praise for it below, then pick it up, CD or LP, from Loose shop or maybe Rough Trade, where it’s the Rough Trade Album Of The Week. Andrew is currently winning over new fans […]

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Jonny Fritz is Coming To London!

No joke, the-artist-formerly-known-as Jonny Corndawg will be back in the UK for the first time since the release of his 2013 album ‘Dad Country’! We can’t wait to welcome him back and, if things weren’t exciting enough already, he’ll be bringing along his partner in crime, Robert Ellis. The pair will be playing a joint headlining show at […]

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Vikesh Kapoor Announces Irish & UK Tour Dates

It’s been the best part of a year since Vikesh Kapoor’s first ever UK tour, opening for The Handsome Family, so we’re absolutely thrilled to be welcoming him back. Vikesh’s debut album ‘The Ballad Of Willy Robbins‘ has since been awarded the #70 spot in Rough Trade Shops’ prestigious Albums Of The Year chart for 2014, […]

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Justin Townes Earle’s Absent Fathers Out Today

‘Absent Fathers’ is out today on CD & available digitally, or as part of a double LP containing 2014’s companion album ‘Single Mothers’. European tour kicks off this weekend, although the London show at Union Chapel is already sold out… Here are some of the nice things that people have been saying about Absent Fathers […]

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Rolling Stone Reveals New Joe Pug Song

Out on 9th March, Windfall will be Joe’s third studio album and we say with some confidence, his best yet. However, it almost never came to be. After years of touring relentlessly, Joe’d come to a crossroads: His music was connecting with fans, but he was losing touch with himself — with his personal relationships, his writing, […]

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Sturgill Simpson Nominated for Grammy Award

The official Grammy nominations were revealed on Friday night to much jubilation at Loose as we learned of Sturgill’s nomination in the “Best Americana Album” category, for his 2014 album Metamodern Sounds In Country Music. CONGRATULATIONS STURGILL! Hell of a year, huh…