Album Review: Bird in the Belly – The Crowing

Bird in the Belly is a new British folk band formed of various Brighton-based artists including alt-folk singer Jinnwoo and traditional folk duo Hickory Signals. They’ve created an album of old forgotten British stories and turned them into songs for the contemporary folk fan. Mixed by legendary Fellside Records their sound has a 60’s folk revival feel.

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Album Review: You Are Wolf – Keld

You Are Wolf is the hauntingly mesmerising musical project of vocalist and composer Kerry Andrew, multi-instrumentalist Sam Hall and percussionist Peter Ashwell. This trio combine their unique and striking skillsets to create an ethereal and alternative take on traditional folk medleys. Their latest album Keld is a folklore inspired concept album related entirely to water. Songs of water sprites, banshees and raging rivers all come together to tell both original and traditional tales of the deep.

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Album Review: Jon Boden – Afterglow

Jon Boden, former frontman of progressive folk eleven-piece Bellowhead, has announced details of his new solo album Afterglow, set for release via Hudson Records on October 6, 2017. Afterglow is Boden’s first studio release since calling an end to Bellowhead, a 12-year project that culminated in a quarter of a million album sales and worldwide sell-out shows including the Royal Albert Hall.

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Album Review: The Young’uns – Strangers

It’s been quite a ride so far for North Eastern trio The Young’uns. Twice BBC Radio Folk Award winners for Best Group, a feat quite remarkable for what is primarily an a capella act – and now four albums in, these guys have built a reputation on incredible vocal arrangements, solid storytelling and bags of character in their performances, and rightly sit at the top table in the genre at this current time. 

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