Taking inspiration from bands like The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac, Lots creates clever lyrics, strong melodies and memorable songs that manage to stay with you long after you first hear them - music that hits the heart and soothes the ears.
Burd Ellen use traditional song to explore and evoke dark landscapes and deep stories. Jacken Elswyth is a London-based banjo player exploring traditional tunes, extrapolations thereon, and improvisational pieces for clawhammer banjo.
Hailing from Iceland, Ösp's music reflects the folk song of her native country blended with the bustling songwriting culture of London + Italian singer Pozzo who draws on elements of jazz, pop and folk in her music.
BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year, "Claire Hastings’s debut album is one of the best Scottish releases this year in any musical genre" Alan Morrison, Head of Music at Creative Scotland... ‘An exquisite album’ Songlines
"Steve Dawson and Diane Christiansen manage to swim the waters charted by the likes of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris with gold medal results. A melodic adult sound with rich harmonies and lush instrumentation." - The Village Voice
Sixties-inspired, hook-laden songs that will leave you wondering if you’ve heard them before and determined to hear them again. Expect elements of country, folk, blues and pop over vintage rootsy songwriting.
Possessed of an extraordinary voice that’s ‘full of character’ (The Telegraph), over the last 5 years Greg Russell has established himself as one of the most significant players on the U.K. folk scene.
"Serious and the Fang’s mix of the traditional tunes and their own blend seamlessly, it’s Americana in its truest form" Americana UK... "Songs that rattle with the ghosts of Appalachian folk, and southern blues, yet sound emphatically English." Uncut Magazine
“Tugging at the heartstrings, is often uplifting, includes gorgeous melodies, great vocals and playing, brilliant arrangements and atmospheres that flow between deep, dark and spooky, as well as eerie and haunting with occasional flashes of light.” AmericanaUK
New trio combining the acclaimed talents of folksinger Rosie Hodgson, traditional fiddler Rowan Piggott, and guitarist-flautist Philippe Barnes. A tapestry of traditional & self-penned songs with a charm and familarity that is usually only found in seasoned line-ups.
"20 seconds in and I'm hooked! First, it was the voice, then the songs and then the guitar playing - superb stuff - if my show wasn't full this week I'd play the heck out of this - already in the folder for next week's show and contender for Album of The Week too! Love it!” Bishop FM Blues Show presenter Gary Grainger
“Lovely, unique, & haunting voice.” Penguin Eggs... “Imaginative narratives woven throughout his songs that catch & hold the listener.” Permanent Rain Press... “One of the most unique and captivating singing voices I’ve ever heard” Leader Post Regina
Their take on the singer-songwriter thing spirals out of a love of jazz, classical and folk music, from Bach to Gershwin, Paco de Lucia to Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald and back again... "Reminiscent of early Joni Mitchell” RnR