Described by MOJO as ‘a mouthwatering collaboration’, Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton are four fine soloists sharing a mutual love of traditional songs, from both sides of the English and Scottish borders, with playful, boundary-defying musicianship. Since their critically acclaimed debut At Our Next Meeting The Furrow Collective has been in demand as a touring band, gigging throughout Europe and performing BBC live sessions.
Now, hot on the heels of two BBC Folk Award nominations, The Furrow Collective are releasing an outstanding five track EP Blow out the Moon alongside a UK-wide tour in September, culminating at London’s King’s Place.
Each band member leads a song, moving with ease from jaunty stories of ailing horses, to poignant laments and sparsely adorned supernatural ballads. Blow Out the Moon culminates
with the beautiful title track, a lullaby in spine-tingling four-part harmony. Strikingly unaffected vocals are accompanied by harp, guitar, viola, concertina, piano, banjo, fiddles and musical saw. Blow Out the Moon reflects the breadth of the Furrow Collective’s diversity whilst showing a crystallisation of their unique sound. It gives a taste of great things to come with the forthcoming release of their second album in 2016.
‘A bravely sparse and compelling new take on traditional songs… A quietly classy young folk band’ Guardian
‘The Furrow Collective have an air of immeasurable antiquity, while at the same time making the songs vibrantly new’. R2
Blow Out the Moon Launch Tour:
Sept 22nd Edinburgh House Concert | 23rd Newcastle Upon Tyne Cluny 2 |
24th Norwich Norwich Puppet Theatre | 25th Aldershot West End Centre |
28th Wiveliscombe Silver Street Sessions | 29th Canterbury Marlowe Theatre |
30th Cambridge The Junction | Oct 1st London Kings Place |
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