Album of the Week: Edgelarks by Edgelarks

Album of the Week: Edgelarks by Edgelarks

“I first heard Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin at a gig organised by Black Duck Folk at Steam, Swindon at which, they announced that they were renaming themselves and releasing a new album as Edgelarks.

The new band name comes with a new project, building on the roots of their previous work in British traditional musics, Indian classical slide guitar, stomping roots beatbox harmonica….yes really!

I pre-ordered the album on Bandcamp and it arrived today, ahead of the official launch on 6th October.

Track Listing

  1. Landlocked
  2. No Victory
  3. Signposts
  4. Undelivered
  5. Yarl’s Wood
  6. Caravan
  7. Estren
  8. Iceberg
  9. Song of the jay
  10. Borders
  11. What’s the Life of Man?
  12. The Good Earth

Verdict: 4 Stars (4 / 5)

Edgelarks cover

Blurb from Bandcamp

This album is about transitional spaces. Liminal places, people and times, the straddling of boundaries and thresholds; crossroads and borderlands; travellers and refugees; dusk and dawn. The pause between an old way and a new. The idea that, despite often being places of marginalisation, these are also places of change – and therefore places of hope. That, when social norms break down, when you are between two established worlds, there is a chance for new perspectives. That in the end, we have far more in common than things that divide us, because we are all liminal – we are all standing on the threshold of tomorrow. We are all just passing through.

Monday Music Mix: 11-9-17

Monday Music Mix: 11-9-17

Great to be back in the studio after being off for a week due to other commitments.

There have been some great new albums released in the last couple of weeks and I had a couple of potential albums of of the week, but in the end I plumped for Sleep Well Beast from The National. This is a great piece of work and will be up there in my best of 2017 list.

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Tonight’s Playlist

Monday Music Mix: 21-7-17

Monday Music Mix: 21-7-17

Tonight’s show had a really simple theme – start playing music by Arcade Fire and work through the alphabet until you get to the Zutons….

The featured albums were the new releases from Steven Wilson & Everything Everything.

The Sidekick & I went to Sound Knowledge in Marlborough yesterday evening to an Everything Everything PA to launch their new album – A Fever Dream.

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Tonight’s Playlist

New Music Monday: 14-8-17

New Music Monday: 14-8-17

I changed the title of the show this week to New Music Monday to better reflect the mix….

My featured album was the new one from The Districts – Popular Manipulations.

Sidekick & I are off to Marlborough on Sunday evening to catch up with Everything Everything at Sound Knowledge from 18:30. The band will be playing a short set at Cafe Thirty8 (www.thirty-8.com) before signing copies of their brand new album “A Fever Dream” in-store.

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Tonight’s Playlist

Monday Music Mix: 7-8-17

Monday Music Mix: 7-8-17

This week was supposed to be all about new music but the gremlins struck and it took a short while to get up to speed – the joys of live radio.

 

Once sorted, we heard new music from Jamie Lawson, The Cribbs, The Barr Brothers and The Killers and I felt it was a banger of a show.

I’m on the radio every Monday from 20:00 – 22:00 UK time and am always happy to get your feedback on the music I play each week  – please leave a comment.

 

 

 

Tonight’s Playlist