For anyone looking to get hold of a copy of "awellupontheway" on vinyl we are down to our last copy over at our bandcamp page. To the best of my knowledge there are still limited copies at Resident, Norman Records, Rough Trade & Rise in Bristol.
Cd's & downloads are still available from us here.
Below are a few things people wrote about the record since it came out in July. We had a lot of support and it meant a lot. But before that just to tell everyone that we intend to make a new record in the Springtime. It is quite likely we will be releasing it ourselves again. Thankyou to everyone who supported our fundraising scheme, and to all the people who recommended it to friends and through blogs.
Here's what people said.
“fervid three-guitar + fiddle workouts. You could place them as an Anglo-celt analogue to folk-rock churners like Arbouretum and, especially, PG Six, though there’s something of The Waterboys circa “A Pagan Place” in there, too.” John Mulvey – UNCUT
“Red River Dialect are interesting in that they appear to fuse this traditional strain of inclusive, rabble-rousing folk rock with more adventurous, psychedelic influences that place them right at the genre's cutting edge… (they) are obviously neither bandwagon-jumping dilettantes nor finger-in-the-ear luddites, but experienced musicians and long-term enthusiasts whose fusion of styles is always in service of the song… Awellupontheway fuses folk-rock's past with its future, carrying forward the energy, urgency and melody that has long served the form well, and merging it with the more experimental, avant-garde approach of some of our most exciting guitar bands… Red River Dialect is a language open to all.” The Quietus
“Morris’s songs, eight of them here, take the lilt and roll of British sea chanties and blow them into amplified, feedback-droning, violin squalling anthems. This is, no kidding, one of the best folk-derived, psych-filtered rock albums of 2012, a great hoary rampaging beast of a record that rakes bloody, violent claws through the symmetries of traditional folk.” Jennifer Kelly, Dusted Magazine.
“jamming out swirling psychedelic folk-pop which is wild, loose, enjoyable and quite unique… They’re rooted in full-voiced folk rock with a slight Americana feel and expressive Dirty Three-esque fiddle scraping, drifting into sun-drenched slide guitar jams with hazy summer tones and loose, lively delivery... they’re one of those bands where you can really tell that everybody’s having a really great time playing the record, and the compositions very cleverly meld traditional music and more modern psychedelic sounds without ever sounding forced or jarring… It’s hard to find a compelling way tell you that one of the most entertaining psychedelic rock records of the year is by a sea shanty-based Cornwall folk-prog band but that’s what appears to have just happened.” 5/5 Norman Records
“wonderful electrified folk... their sound is an energised folk music, with a brilliant clash of virtuoso guitar playing and different strains from different musics drifting in and out of the arrangements. ambient sound, echoes, rolling rhythms and traditional folk influences combine to make an exciting, sonically adventurous dressing for what proves to be great, direct songwriting.” – Rough Trade
“the band's knack for a groove and guitar/violin interplay that makes them stand out. … Simon Drinkwater's guitar is the star of the show, its soaringly melodic, ringing sound reminiscent of Fairport Convention legend Richard Thompson…The more the band loosens up, the better they sound, and it's heartening to see such an organic, non-trendchasing band get such a decent reception. As the record industry continues to downsize, it seems that the increased importance of the live circuit has given a fillip to bands, like this one, that can actually play.” – bearded magazine (live review)
“a totally under the radar psych-folk record… that soars in so many different ways as it is both intense and reserved, fierce and gentle, and grandiose yet simple. This internal battle combined with the stellar vocals of David Morris and skilled musicianship from the band not only put Red River Dialect and "awellupontheway" firmly on the radar but easily make it one of the best records I have heard this year!” - the Fire Note
“File this one under best new discovery as well as best damn electric folk I’ve heard in a good while. Fans of everything from Fairport Convention (and Richard and Linda Thompson and Iain Matthews) to Michael Chapman to Bill Fay don’t want to miss this one.” – Los Grillos