Sunday, 17 January 2016

Solo UK tour in March with Joan Shelley


Really looking forward to these first shows of 2016 where I will be opening the bill for Joan Shelley on the UK leg of her EU tour. Joan, in collaboration with Nathan Salsburg, made one of the finest folk lp's in recent memory last year. It's called Over and Even and you can see the pair performing a few tracks from it in the video below these dates. Hope to see some friends, old and new, across these dates. Sadly we won't be making it southwest, or to Wales. Hopefully sometime in the future. I will be trying out a bunch of new songs.

Happy New Year!

Mar 2 - Bexhill-On-Sea - De La Warr Pavilion

Mar 3 - London - The Islington

Mar 4 - Farndale - The Band Room

Mar 5 - Glasgow - The Glad Cafe

Mar 6 - York - The Basement

Mar 8 - Manchester - The Castle Hotel

Mar 9 - Reading - South St Arts Centre

Mar 10 - Brighton - The Prince Albert

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

New video out today + sale prices on vinyl and digital

Here is our new video for the track 'Great Eastern Sun' from our recent 'Tender Gold and Gentle Blue' lp, which is currently on offer at very reduced prices over at our bandcamp page:

Directed by our violinist Ed Sanders and filmed on the Liverpool Leeds canal.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Listed for Dusted

Got a lust for lists? Dusty ones?

Dusted Magazine asked David to put together a list of 10 things and here is the result, including The Weather Station, Laura Cannell, Seamus Ennis and Mount Eerie...


Thursday, 6 August 2015

Vinyl selling fast! Some reviews & another stream.


From now onwards the new lp is available to stream via the bandcamp player embedded here on the right of our blog. We pressed only a limited amount of vinyl and we are currently down to just over 20 copies left to sell via our bandcamp site.

We have been fortunate that the new record has reached the ears of many people, including some writers who have listened and related with a lot of the feelings and thoughts embedded in the words and the songs. Here are some excerpts with links to the full review where possible. Thank you to all these writers for taking the time to listen and then write.

"8/10. Brave & different." - Uncut Magazine

"4/5. Evocative songs of Cornish coastal contemplation." - MOJO

"It would all be unrelenting if Tender Gold weren't so damn pretty." - NPR Music

"4/5. A tribute to the power of healing and reconciliation." Allmusic Guide

"8/10. This is a beautifully composed album and one which frequently feels like a blessing that we even get to hear it at all." - Drowned in Sound

"Every bit as understatedly heartrending as it is musically mesmerising." - Folk Radio UK

"Lovely in a pure, simple, clear-water kind of way, moving in its reticence and obliqueness." - Dusted Magazine

"One of the best folk releases of the year so far... there are moments of grandeur on here that simply takes your breath away. That its all done in such an insular way is even more impressive." - Echoes and Dust

We had a great time playing in Falmouth and Port Eliot festival! Thanks to Rupert at Drift Records, Jeff Barrett at Caught by the River and everyone who came to see us.