Cassandra Jenkins Hard Drive from An Overview On Phenomenal Nature (2021 Ba Da Bing Records) http://www.cassandrajenkins.com Peter James Millson In the real world from Selected Works (2021 Reveal Records) http://www.peterjamesmillson.bandcamp.com Boo Hewerdine (with Brooks Williams) Why Does The Nightingale Sing? from Selected Works (2021 Reveal Records) http://www.boohewerdine.net John Smith The Fray from The Fray (2021 […]
If you missed last night’s show you can listen to it here http://www.mixcloud.com/thequietrevolutionary/adam-wilsons-quiet-revolution-13-april-2021/
Ani Di Franco Revolutionary Love from Revolutionary Love (2021 Righteous Babe Records) http://www.anidifranco.com Jimbo Mathus and Andrew Bird Bright Sunny South from These 13 (2021 Wegawam Music Company) http://www.therealjimbomathus.com http://www.andrewbird.net Jake Xerxes Fussell Copper Kettle/Hills of Mexico digital download single (2021 Paradise of Bachelors) http://www.jakexerxesfussell.com Mary Lattimore Sometimes He’s In My Dreams from Uncut Sounds […]
Here’s your chance to catch up with 30 March 2021’s Quiet Revolution.
I discovered Reveal before they became a record label stumbling upon their record shop in Derby city centre through chance and good fortune. In fact, the launch of the Reveal Records label more or less coincided with the start of the Quiet Revolution. I’ve often played records from the label on the show in the […]
As I write this it is planned that live Quiet Revolution shows will resume on Tuesday 30 March. I have my fingers crossed that nothing will change in the intervening period! Whilst its been great to be able to pre-record shows over recent months I’m looking forward to getting back into the studio. There’s nothing […]
William the Conqueror Quiet Life from Maverick Thinker (2021 Chrysalis Records) http://www.williamtheconqueror.net Chris Wood Albion from The Lark Descending (2005 R.U.F Records) http://www.chriswoodmusic.co.uk Jacob and Drinkwater 14 Albion Street digital download single (2021 Polyphonic Recordings) http://www.jacobanddrinkwater.com Emily Barker Strange Weather from A Dark Murmuration of Words (2020 Thirty Tigers) http://www.emilybarker.com Cassandra Jenkins Ambiguous Norway from […]
If you missed the latest Quiet Revolution you can catch what you missed here.
Peter James Millson Here from Selected Works (2021 Reveal Records) http://www.peterjamesmillson.com Jessie Monk Here, Now from Here, Now EP (2021 Jessie Monk) http://www.facebook.com/jessiemonk Brooks Williams (featuring Boo Hewerdine, Kris Drever and Findlay Napier) Farewell to the gold digital download single (self released) http://www.brookswilliams.com http://www.boohewerdine.net http://www.krisdrever.com http://www.findlaynapier.com Ron Sexsmith Gold in them hills from Cobblestone Runaway […]
The Jellyman’s Daughter I Won’t Be Going Anywhere single (2020 Boat Duck Records) http://www.thejellymansdaughter.com Sarah McQuaid The silence above us single from The St Buryan Sessions (2021 A Shovel and a Spade) http://www.sarahmcquaid.com Lawrence Illsley Ogres single from Trees (2021 Tiny Trees Records) http://www.lawrenceillsley.com Kitty MacFarlane Half wild single (2021 Gilded Lily Records) http://www.kittymacfarlane.com Ned […]
I’ve borrowed the title of this post from the wonderful Jess Morgan song of the same name. Jess has been someone whose music I’ve been a massive fan of for years and she’s often graced the playlists of the show. And time machine seemed to capture the reflective nature of this blog post, as I […]
I freely admit I’m indulging in some nostalgia but it’s been good to look back and recall previous playlists for the show and some of the artists I’ve featured. Many have been core artists through the last 14 years. The idea of this post is to draw attention to some of those songs from playlists […]
I’ve been digging into my archive and found this which was the playlist for the very first Quiet Revolution show. Steve Earle “The Revolution Starts Now” (from “The Revolution Starts Now”, 2004, Artemis Records) Segue Peter Bruntnell “Here Come The Swells” (from “Ends of The Earth”, Loose, 2003) Gillian Welch “Time (The Revelator)” (from “Time […]
Loudon Wainwright III wrote a wonderful song called Unhappy Anniversary which appeared on his rather under-rated More Love Songs album (was it really from 1986?) Well 10 February marked 14 years of HFM Radio being on air and therefore the Quiet Revolution has amazingly been running for the same amount of time. In case you […]
I’m delighted to update you with news that the show will be back on air from 9-11pm on HFM Radio starting Tuesday 16 February and thereafter fortnightly. For the time being the show will be recorded but hopefully the live edition will resume as we move further into 2021. Hope you can join me and […]
Johann Johnnson Flight from the city from Orphee (2016 Deutsche Grammaphon) http://www.johannjohannson.com Chuck Johnson Labradorite eye from Balsams (2016 Chuck Johnson) http://www.chuckjohnson.bandcamp.com Erland Cooper Shalder single (2018 Phases) http://www.erlandcooper.com Max Richter On the nature of daylight from The Blue Notebooks (2004 130701/Fat Cat Records) http://www.maxrichtermusic.com Olafur Arnalds Near light from The Living Room Songs (2002 […]
I’ve enjoyed artists and composers whose music might be described as new classical or classically influenced for some time. I’ve occasionally included tracks on the show. However, I wanted to put together a one-off programme where I just play tracks from artists such as Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds, Dustin O’Halloran, Richard J.Birkin et al. Hope […]
Simone White Great Imperialist State from Genuine Fake (2017 Simone White) http://www.simonewhite.com Joan As Policewoman featuring Rufus Wainwright To America from Home Is Where The Art Is: 15 years of Reveal Records (2020 Reveal Records) http://www.joanaspolicewoman.com Courtney Marie Andrews, Molly Sarle and Liz Cooper and The Stampede America digital download single (2020 Fat Possum Records) […]
17 January’s show is newly available right here If you enjoy the show please do get in touch here or on Twitter. The show looks likely to continue to be available via upload to my MixCloud account for the time being as HFM Radio have extended their reduced live schedule during the lockdown.
Catch the latest show in which I feature more tracks from some of my favourite albums of 2020.
It’s almost guaranteed that soon after I’ve hit publish for my favourite album releases of the year I hear a record I hadn’t listened to before perhaps because it had escaped my attention (yes sadly that happens) or hadn’t yet been released. I don’t want to miss out on these so here are three additions […]
You can listen to the latest Quiet Revolution now. Just click on the link below. This edition is part 1 of two shows in which I feature tracks from some of my favourite album releases of 2020.
Bonny Light Horseman The Roving from Bonny Light Horseman (2020 37do3d) http://www.bonnylighthorseman.com Evangeline Gentle The strongest people have tender hearts from Evangeline Gentle (2020 Sonic Unyon) http://www.evangelinegentlemusic.com Mary Chapin Carpenter Between the dirt and the stars from The Dirt and the Stars (2020 Lambent Light Records) http://www.marychapincarpenter.com Clem Snide Roger Ebert from Forever just beyond […]
Jeremy Tuplin Happiness from Happiness EP (2020 Trapped by Animals) http://www.jeremytuplin.com Katherine Priddy Still Winter, Still Waiting digital download single (2020 Katherine Priddy) http://www.katherinepriddy.co.uk Robert Lane and Emily Ewing Season bright single (2019 Robert Lane/Emily Ewing) http://www.robertlanemusic.co.uk http://www.emilyewingmusic.bandcamp.com James Yorkston & the Second Hand Orchestra Struggle from The Wide, wide river (2021 Domino Records) http://www.jamesyorkston.co.uk […]
Having posted my favourite albums of the year I felt it was high time I listed my songs of the year. As you’d expect most are taken from my albums of the year which I hope you’ve had a chance to explore. So these are the songs I’ve listened to most through the year on […]
Megan Henwood Hello/Goodbye digital download single (2020 Dharma Records) http://www.meganhenwood.com Michael Feuerstack I used to be a singer from Harmonise the moon (2021 Forward Music Group) http://www.michaelfeuerstack.com Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche Ruins from I can still hear you (2020 Storysound) http://www.suzzyroche.com http://www.lucywainwrightroche.com Bonny Light Horseman Clementine digital download single (2020 Kill Rock Stars) […]
I’d been hopeful that the Quiet Revolution would be able to return to it’s regular fortnightly live broadcasting from 8 December. However, following the announcement of the new lockdown tiers, HFM Radio is extending it’s temporary reduction in programming with each day’s live show’s ending at 9pm. This will of course be reviewed at a […]
It’s been an incredibly challenging year yet some incredibly fine records have been released. So this is my complete list of my 82 favourite albums of 2020. They are in no order of preference, that would be pretty much impossible. This year has been a particularly difficult one for musicians with tours, album launches and […]
Unfortunately as a response to lockdown HFM Radio has made temporary changes to its schedules resulting in a reduction in live programming. This means all specialist music shows with a 9pm start time won’t be on air until December. Hopefully (fingers crossed) my next live show will be on 8 December. I plan to record […]
Steve Pledger Reseda digital download single (2020 Steve Pledger) http://www.stevepledger.co.uk Modern Studies Father is a craftsman from Swell to great (2016 Fire Records) http://www.modernstudiestheband.com Reg Meuross Good with his hands from Reg Meuross (Stockfish Records 2018) http://www.regmeuross.com Megan Henwood The Craftsman from The River (2018? Dharma Records) http://www.meganhenwood.com Terra Lightfoot Love you so from Consider […]
Jacob and Drinkwater Tonight from Relay Music Vol 1-for Music Venue Trust digital download album (song by Edgelarks) http://www.relayuk.bandcamp.com http://www.jacobandrinkwater.com Edgelarks To my lordless sons from Relay Music Vol 1-for Music Venue Trust digital download album (song by The Little Unsaid) http://www.philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk The Little Unsaid Lucky from Relay Music Vol 1-for Music Venue Trust digital […]
Dan Michaelson Old Kisses from First Light (2017 The State 51 Conspiracy) Kirsty Merryn Constantine from Our Bright Night (2020 Kirsty Merryn) http://www.kirstymerryn.com The Lowest Pair How far I would go from The Perfect Plan (2020 The Lowest Pair) http://www.thelowestpair.com Alec Bowman Event horizon of you from I Used To Be Sad & Then I […]
Back in June last year I wrote a blog about what has influenced my musical taste through the years. This was accompanied by a radio show on 16 June where I played tracks from a number of artists who have been important to me and helped open my ears to a whole range of other […]