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Pick Three Chords - Episode 5

Happy New Year! Fresh sounds to go with your fresh calendar...

Whigs & Rakes  (facebook
Bombastic young 3-piece, their live show is captivating, their sound is tremendous. Saw live at The Doghouse last week.
From: Perth
Heard: Live

Intention Ten Folds To Tension
Spencer McGarry Season
Got hooked on this since hearing it months back on Cloud Sounds. Mystery welsh music-wizard put together orchestral album 'Episode 2'. Line from the song sums it up: I'm just loving the music...
From: Cardiff
Heard: Cloud Sounds
Label: Businessman Records

The Darkness Ends
The Hazey Janes  (facebook)   @Armellotweet 
Dundee Pop-Rock-Country outfit, seasonal track from latest album 'The Winter That Was'.
From: Dundee
Heard: Live
Dates: Jan 11 Cardiff / 12 Brighton / 13 London
Label: Armellodie

Iain Macaulay
Came across Iain years ago, bought the CD, lovely mellow sound, particularly ear-catching guitar-picking.
From: Carnoustie
Heard: Word-of-mouth
Label: Team Gillies

I Taught You How To Dance
Darren Hayman  (facebook
Gentle sweet wee song, draws you in.
From: London
Heard: Edinburgh Man

Shake Em On Down
The Romleys  (facebook
Rootsy Bluesy Rock n Roll, love this sound. They put out their debut single in Feb 2012, also supporting The Travelling Band (episode 03).
From: Liverpool
Heard: Online via Tattie Records
Dates: Feb: Liverpool / Apr: Hamburg

Going Postal
Mass Consensus  (facebook
Slightly mental group, loads of things mixed in. This track features a sing-along chorus.
From: Dundee
Heard: Live

Wooden Shoe
Luva Anna  (facebook
Mould-breaking pop-folk, this track is a firm favourite in my house... Luva Anna are no more, but the majority of them are now in AMWWF - track by them in future episode :)
From: Dundee
Heard: Live

For the Would-be Woody Guthrie
Shambles Miller  (facebook)   @shamblesmiller 
In answer to Billy Bragg's comment about protest songs, here's a fresh one... folk-humour-troubadour.
From: Glasgow
Heard: Online

Railroad Earth  (facebook)   @RailroadEarth 
Browsing Tower Records Nashville in 2004, this came out of the speakers: bought the album right away. An exciting blend of folk and bluegrass.
From: New Jersey, USA
Heard: Nashville
Dates: Jan: Ft. Lauderdale, Charlottesville, Lexington, St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis
Label: One Haven Music

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05 Whigs + Rakes / Spencer McGarry Season / The Hazey Janes / Iain Macaulay / Darren Hayman / The Romleys / Mass Consensus / Luva Anna / Shambles Miller / Railroad Earth
04 Kitty the Lion / Seams / Trampled By A Horse / Make Sparks / Donna Maciocia / The Mike Kearney Ka-tet / The Mashup Session / In Enso / Martyn Joseph / Rebecca Zapen / Pensioner / Johnny Cash
03 The Hazey Janes / Love, Susan / Linzi Murphy / endor / Yeah Detroit / Ed Sheeran / The Travelling Band / Alley Cats / The Spook School / The New Times / The Little Kicks / The Waitresses
02 The Trade / Millsyeck / New Town Triptych / The November Project / Bon Iver / Calm as the colour / Ed Muirhead / The Sixteen Tonnes / Beautiful By Design / Wounded Knee
01 The Mirror Trap / Tiny Dragons / Lost City Soul / King Post Kitsch / One Weeks Notice / The Strangers Almanac / Doyle And The Fourfathers / Make Sparks / People, Places, Maps / Esperi
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