• Stream: Simon Herron – For a Minute

    Hailing from Derry, alternative-folk singer-songwriter Simon Herron plays, in his own words, “quiet, creaky, melancholy songs. Mostly.” It’s a wonderfully terse, and therefore very apt description for an artist who clearly chooses his word carefully in song. Taken from his forthcoming EP Now I’ve Closed My Eyes, ‘For a Minute’ is a wonderfully-woven tale of fingerpicked guitar patterns, sparse percussion and Herron’s evocative lyricism. Speaking of the track, the Liverpool-based musician said, “’For A Minute’ is essentially a tribute to the life and work of my late Grandfather, the Irish poet and playwright, Francis Harvey. His work deals with both the people and…

  • Stream: Simon Herron – Demons EP

    Currently based in Edinburgh, Derry alt-folk singer-songwriter Simon Herron has unveiled his wonderfully wistful new EP, Demons. Released via DhARMA, the four-track release was recorded and mixed by Phil D’Alton at Graham House Studios and mastered by Jon Moorehead. D’Alton, Walter Thee Goon and Gerard Gormley of Master & Dog formed Herron’s band in the recording process. Want a warm and suitably reflective soundtrack to pre-Christmas evenings? Stream – or pay what you like for – Demons via Bandcamp below.