It’s been a while. And there is quite a backlog of things that I need to squeeze into this post. So get reading, you!
I’ve been awfully bad at keeping up the blog during the last two weeks of the Fringe. I have good excuses – too many to be listed here – but to make it up to you, I’ll post a Lucky Dip. After that, there is an EP review somewhere and an album review a bit after that. So bear with me*.
I’ve been listening to it a lot over the last couple of days; my new flat has no broadband for the moment so I’ve been stocking up on sentences, as it were. They remind me a lot of Stornoway or Villagers (I don’t want to sound like some tabloid pop hack and say they sound just like Mumford & Sons because they have acoustic guitars, but they really do sound alike, in a good way). So they fit the ‘new folk’ mould pretty snuggly.
Sailor’s Church and High Gallows Tree are both brilliant folk tracks, and the confluence of electric instruments and string ones is really very fine. I found out about them via their Southern compatriots Tiny Birds, though the only time I’d group them is on the delicate final track The Good Lies.