2013 is coming to an end. And it’s been another golden year for ukulele music. Here’s a rundown – in no particular order – of my favourite uke albums and EPs of year. Leave yours in the comments.
The Flamin’ Mamies – The Flamin’ Mamies
Who: Liverpool’s own toe tappin’ deco dames.
What: Rollocking 20s tunes.
Me & Amelia – Me & Amelia
Who: Brother and sister duo Zeke and Amelia.
What: Simon and Garfunkel for today’s swinging teens.
Ninebarrow – Kingdom EP
Who: British folk duo.
What: Pastoral and historical songs with beautiful harmonies back with perfect uke picking.
Keston Cobblers’ Club – A Scene of Plenty EP
Who: Instrument swapping Kentish five-some.
What: More of the ever popular tuba and ukulele combination on this selection of oom-pah folk pop.
Leftover Cuties – The Spark & the Fire
Who: Jazzy L.A. noir-poppers.
What: Second long-player with a bigger sound and sharper tunes.
Peter Delaney – Witch Bottle
Who: Limerick singer/songwriter.
What: Melancholic folk songs with Hawaiian influence.
Who: New York singer/songwriter/baritoner.
What: Stripped down album of heartfelt songs.