Katie Spencer, Clara Baker and Tiny Ruins

Another quick round-up post of songs/releases that I love. Starting with my current favorite album Weather Beaten by Katie Spencer. She is a folk singer-songwriter from Hull, UK and this magnificent debut full-length came out on the 1st of March. This album is such a beautiful folk treasure. It’s so easy to get lost in her magnificent guitar playing and well-crafted poetic songs. This is also a very refreshing and different listen for someone like yours truly who spends most of his days in the arms of americana. Here’s the brilliant title track, but you really need to hear the whole album. Extremely highly recommended.

Katie Spencer Website

Another big new find for me has been the music of Clara Baker. Her album Things To Burn will be released on the 8th of March. The first two outtakes Doubt and title track Things To Burn have been outstanding and therefore this is shaping up to be something really exciting. She is an excellent songwriter and additional plus is that this was produced by Shane Leonard who usually has the ability to make a set of songs shine as brightly as they possible can. The real shining star here is still of course Clara Baker and the powerful songs she has written. This is the excellent first single Doubt.

Clara Baker Website

Let’s wrap tonight’s little blog entry with a song from the amazing new Tiny Ruins album Olympic Girls. I’m not sure does Tiny Ruins from New Zealand and the songwriter Hollie Fullbrook need an introduction, because at least in the blissful bubble that I live in, they are world famous and everyone loves them. Maybe that’s not in fact completely true, but please don’t destroy this dreamworld. I like it here. Olympic Girls came out on Marathon on the 1st of February. I love the whole album, but if I have to choose one song, I think my personal favorite has to be School of Design.

Tiny Ruins Website

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