Alela Diane - 'About Farewell'

Alela Diane - 'About Farewell'

Three years ago, soon after marrying guitarist Tom Bevitori, Alela Diane released her fourth album, ‘Alela Diane & Wild Divine’. Wild Divine were her backing band, Bevitori was part of it, and including them in the title signaled Diane’s...

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Album Review: Alela Diane - Alela Diane & Wild Divine (Rough Trade)

Alela Diane - Alela Diane & Wild Divine (Rough...

Unlike fellow Nevada City folkies Joanna Newsom and Devendra Banhart, Alela Diane possesses neither the head-mangling lyrical ambition nor weed-woven whimsy. She has instead spent the best part of a decade spinning uncluttered pastoralism....

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Album review: Alela Diane

Album review: Alela Diane

Facts about this album: The songs from Alela Diane’s previous album ‘The Pirate’s Gospel’, were recorded in Alela’s father’s studio and were initially self-released in 2004, in paper and lace sleeves with hand lettering. Alela...

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Alela Diane

Alela Diane

Raise a glass of rum to Oregon’s Alela Diane. Because this, ‘The Pirate’s Gospel’, is a campfire folk gem perfect for the summer festivals. Reinvigorating the tired ‘kooky female singer-songwriter’ mould, this is an album with heart,...

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