The Phil Thomas Reviews Podcast

The Phil Thomas Reviews Podcast

Formerly a musician, lecturer in performing arts and artistic director of an arts festival, Philip is now retired and living in Cardiff. For more than twenty five years he has been a reviewer and contributor to specialist music magazines and journals. Philip holds a Master’s Degree in ethnomusicology from Sheffield University. He has a particular interest in primitive roots instruments and recently published an e book for musicologists about the Diddley Bow - the one string slide guitar which is at the heart of the Blues. He is a now a regular reviewer for various internet radio shows and he is now making his reviews available in podcast format to be enjoyed by listeners and to be used by reviewed artists as part of their promotional material if they wish to do so. Phil accepts commissions of all kinds relating to the world of folk, indie and ‘World’ music. Philip has taken part in TV and Radio programmes in Britain, USA and Australia as actor, musician and broadcaster and welcomes opportunities to contribute to programmes and audio or video podcasts. If you would like your music to be considered for inclusion in this podcast then , by all means, reach out, but please don’t send unsolicited material, and be aware that Phil likes to review music that is a little to one side of the mainstream. He is sent a lot of music and is not able to review everything, much as He would like to. Please follow the podcast and share as widely as possible to promote this great music. You can find Phil on Twitter @philsongwriter Note: Music is Phil’s hobby and passion. He does not solicit or accept payment for any of these reviews


November 7, 2022 5 min

Review of the new EP from Hipster Pug on the Monochrome Motifs label

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Review of ‘The Ghost of Dancing Slow’ which is the new album from the Star of the strangest stories you will hear about a band...but a fine album.

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Review of 'Cusp' the new album from Pittsburgh-based doom-pop rockers 'Action Camp.

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One from the archive. A review from July 2021 of the album 'Signs And Wonders' from The Burner Band. Adapted from a review for the 'Along The Tracks' show on for Fatea Magazine.

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A review of the new album from Sarah McQuaid entitled

'The St. Buryan Sessions'. Available from Sarah's Bandcamp Page

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This is a review of the new album from Robb Johnson and the Irregulars. Adapted from a review for the 'Along The Tracks' radio show from Fatea Magazine, broadcast on

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This is a review of the debut solo EP by cellist Natalie Williams Calhoun from Prince Edward Island in Canada. The review was commissioned by her record label Monochrome Motif Records  and the EP is available from their bandcamp page at:

Please note this is an independent review and no payment was offered or accepted.

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Review of the debut album from Norfolk Singer/Songwriter Eliza Delf.

Adapted from an original review for Fatea Magazine (

Thanks to Editor Neil King for recommending.

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A review of the debut album from The Tone of Voice Orchestra from Denmark. Adapted from an original review written for Folk Radio

a folk music journal of words and music that is the place to go for up to date information about the folk world. This is some of the finest music I have heard in a while. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Originally recorded for an 'Artist Spotlight' feature for Sunshine Music iRadio this is a review of the music of Grim17. Be sure to listen to the station at for the best in all genres of popular music. Find out more about Grim17 at 

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This is a review of the 2022 CD 'Finding Home' from the virtuoso of the Quanun (a 78 string zither from Syria). Originally recorded for Fatea Magazine's 'Along The Tracks' radio show for 

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This is a review of the album 'Ghosts of Future and Past' released by Gozer Goodspeed in 2021 adapted from an original recording for the 'Along The Tracks' radio show broadcast on by Neil King of Fatea magazine. You can check out Gozer's music at and find him on Twitter @gozer_goodspeed 

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