Leigh Folk Festival on now ...
I've put a little EP/album together with my band, definitely folk/americana-y, if anyone fancies listening it's here on spotify and here on bandcamp.
Arguably, the EP and mini-album together make an album. :)
Thanks! It's recorded live and far from the polished studio effort I might have liked but it's a good reflection of what our gigs sound like and the songs we've written over the past couple of years! Now to write some new ones....
We have a gig. Hopefully. 28th October at the Black Heart in Camden - much larger venue repurposed with socially distanced benches to hold max 45 people. Refunds in the event of greater restrictions etc: http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-embers-2-sets-ltd-capacity-show/the-black-heart/1663395
Very good, I've clearly misunderstood the 'rule of six' if such gatherings are possible. I thought 'social gatherings' also included gigs.
Has anyone listened to this
Shirley Collins’ latest album. Quite an amazing piece of work and remarkable tone to her voice.
I'm not 100% myself, but they're limiting any bookings to <6 and will sit everyone in the groups they booked with at appropriate social distances. It's a big venue, so with 45 people will be plenty of space. But yeah, I can only assume they have looked into it fully and determined it can be done within the guidelines....
I just listened to the Moine Dubh series the late Andrew Weatherall produced back in 2015 (@dancing james put me on to it when they released). It's five singles of songs, folk-derived. One is obviously a pseudonym of Andrew, kind of kitcsh pastiche of Americana referencing Native American aesthetic, so on very shaky ground in many ways. But, of course, it's great. There's a kind of Essex Country pretending-to-be-american vibe to some of them, yet there's something rather magical about them all, especially now he's gone.
Can't believe I only listened to it once or twice back in 2015, and now I'm getting into it. I guess buying records does that to you, stuff sometimes gets lost in the pile for a while.
nice : )
Playing with my band The Embers at the Green Note in Camden, next Friday, if anyone was looking for something to do... https://www.greennote.co.uk/production/the-embers/
Bit too far away for me unfortunately (Sheffield).
Do you have any new material coming out at all? I really like Lie Upon The Water.
Thanks mate! Lovely to hear. We have new songs, hoping to record and release before too long, realistically likely to be Spring 2022... will post in here.
I saw Son of Town Hall again on wednesday night. They're so great - sort of theatrical folk but full of charm, stunning harmonies, genuinely entertaining company for an evening and the songs are proper. Their 'conceit' is that of Victorian(ish) raft-dwellers. It's so much better than it sounds. They're touring at the moment, definitely recommend catching them if you can...
Playing at the Mildmay in Newington Green in a couple weeks, should be a fun gig, got some new stuff to play...
Hope to be there. Please, for the love of God, put a £ sign in there, though. :)
Not my poster mate, feel free to have a word with the entertainment sec when you get in... 😂
Bloody hipsters at the venue. :)
Playing at the Green Note in a couple of weeks, lovely venue, should be a nice evening:
I've got two tickets to see Versengold..... im Berlin! At Huxley's Neue Welt for the 28th October (a Friday)
I was planning to make long weekend of it but it's looking increasingly unlikely I'm going to be able to go, so if anyone can make use of them, you'll be more than welcome to them
I'd rather they got used
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