Having forged her niche via self-released singles and home-made videos, Midlands-born singer-songwriter Lucy Rose made the album Top 10 with 2015’s pop-inclined second LP Work It Out. Subsequently dispensing with major-label machinations, she’s artfully reworked that early acoustic sound into the elegantly textured palette and potently emotive lyrics of her latest, No Words Left. “Candid, searching songwriting. . . fluid, intuitive arrangements let her melodies shine” (The Guardian)
Featured with Rose (plus Paul Weller and Danny Thompson) in Celtic Connections’ 2019 John Martyn tribute, Grace & Danger, Scottish acoustic troubadour Rory Butler, who’s won comparisons with Martyn, Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley, previews his long-awaited second album.