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I Dreamt I Was An Astronaut – Jeremy Tuplin

Debut space-folk album by Jeremy Tuplin - more here.

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Inver – HAV

Superb ambient folk - more here.

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Future Melancholy Pop Music – Johnno Casson aka Snippet

Wonky Pop with a big heart...more here.

NEW RELEASE: I Dreamt I Was an Astronaut – Jeremy Tuplin

Available now as CD or download here.

I Dreamt I Was An Astronaut is the debut album of London-based singer-songwriter Jeremy Tuplin and follows 2 independently released EPs: Open Letters (2016) and Carry The Fire (2014). His voice has a uniqueness expressing itself through the less commonly used, lower register and his song-writing extends beyond the conventions of the genre. In the wordsof BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson, his music is: “Unconventional, conversational and intimate.” The Telegraph Culture Section described his music as, “Stunningly candid…A distinctive deep vocal that has hints of Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan.” Clash Music observed, “A cosmic gem…” with Tuplin “Cooking up something special.,”

Recorded with long-time collaborator Mark Estall at Marketstall Studio, South Bermondsey with some recordings taking place in both Tuplin’s and Estall’s living rooms, the album combines electronic and synthesised sounds with acoustic and organic instruments for a ‘retro-futuristic feel’ branching into a genre which could be described as ‘space-folk’.

The theme that underpins this album is escapism, and with that, visions of the cosmos – a debut worthy of attention.

About Jeremy Tuplin

Originally from Wiltshire in the West of England, Jeremy Tuplin now plies his trade as singer-songwriter in the nations’s capital, London. Prior to recording his latest album he’s self-release 2 EPs: Open Letters (2016) and Carry The Fire (2014).

unnamedHe plays regularly on the capital’s live gig circuit and has made appearances at a number of festivals.

His work to date has attracted high praise:

“A cosmic gem… cooking up something special…”
– Clash Music

“Unconventional, conversational and intimate.”
– Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6

“Hints of Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan… Stunningly candid.”
– The Telegraph Culture

“One of the founding fathers of the lesser known genre of space folk”
– Boomtown

“A show-stealing affair.”
– For The Rabbits

“A fine wordsmith… delivers lines in a compelling fashion.”
– GIGsoup

“A gorgeous, swooning, romantic EP… A tight, careful, ornate beauty over 5 tracks. It sounds effortless, which is a grand achievement.”
– Independent Clauses

“His deep, emotive voice is the star of this album. It has a singularity to it that makes me think of singers like Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.”
– The Modern Folk

“His songs are rich in imagery and texture… I am reminded of folk greats like Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young who moved away from the common formula and created albums that stand out the test of time.”
– Sphere Music

“A fine folk affair.”
– Pure M Magazine

“Cohenesque… A dextrous lyricist with an ear for gentle melody.”
– Whisperin and Hollerin

“Jeremy gets under the skin of what it is to be… The Morning Sun is a special piece.”
– Song Club East Blog

“Guitars plucked to perfection, rich vocals and lyrics that are as imaginative as they are touching, ‘Carry the Fire’ is an album that could compete with the best folk artists of modern times.”
– Right Chord Music

“Richly characterful, resonant vocals and idiosyncratic delivery with tones that draw maximum impact from the feeling locked into his songs.”
– FolkWords

“Rather beautiful.”
– Amazing Radio’s Aaron Phillips

http://www.jeremytuplin.com/
http://www.facebook.com/jeremytuplin
http://twitter.com/jeremytuplin
http://youtube.com/channel/UCriGbrACRtKmNt6_GO4a3Fw

Photograph of Jeremy Tuplin courtesy of Holly Whittaker Photography 2017.

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NEW RELEASE: Astronaut (The Single) by Jeremy Tuplin

Released today, 15 September 2017 we are chuffed to present the stunning new single by Jeremy Tuplin, ‘Astronaut’.

Buy now using the Bandcamp widget (above) or via any digital distribution outlet Worldwide.

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Introducing Jeremy Tuplin

We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of Jeremy Tuplin‘s debut album, I Dreamt I Was An Astronaut (f0141) – Release date: 29 September 2017

The album is available to pre-order now here.

I Dreamt I Was An Astronaut is the debut album of London-based singer-songwriter Jeremy Tuplin and follows 2 independently released EPs: Open Letters (2016) and Carry The Fire (2014). His voice has a uniqueness expressing itself through the less commonly used, lower register and his song-writing extends beyond the conventions of the genre. In the wordsof BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson, his music is: “Unconventional, conversational and intimate.” The Telegraph Culture Section described his music as, “Stunningly candid…A distinctive deep vocal that has hints of Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan.” Clash Music observed, “A cosmic gem…” with Tuplin “Cooking up something special.,”

Recorded with long-time collaborator Mark Estall at Marketstall Studio, South Bermondsey with some recordings taking place in both Tuplin’s and Estall’s living rooms, the album combines electronic and synthesised sounds with acoustic and organic instruments for a ‘retro-futuristic feel’ branching into a genre which could be described as ‘space-folk’.

The theme that underpins this album is escapism, and with that, visions of the cosmos – a debut worthy of attention.

About Jeremy Tuplin

Originally from Wiltshire in the West of England, Jeremy Tuplin now plies his trade as singer-songwriter in the nations’s capital, London. Prior to recording his latest album he’s self-release 2 EPs: Open Letters (2016) and Carry The Fire (2014).

unnamedHe plays regularly on the capital’s live gig circuit and has made appearances at a number of festivals.

His work to date has attracted high praise:

“A cosmic gem… cooking up something special…”
– Clash Music

“Unconventional, conversational and intimate.”
– Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6

“Hints of Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan… Stunningly candid.”
– The Telegraph Culture

“One of the founding fathers of the lesser known genre of space folk”
– Boomtown

“A show-stealing affair.”
– For The Rabbits

“A fine wordsmith… delivers lines in a compelling fashion.”
– GIGsoup

“A gorgeous, swooning, romantic EP… A tight, careful, ornate beauty over 5 tracks. It sounds effortless, which is a grand achievement.”
– Independent Clauses

“His deep, emotive voice is the star of this album. It has a singularity to it that makes me think of singers like Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.”
– The Modern Folk

“His songs are rich in imagery and texture… I am reminded of folk greats like Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young who moved away from the common formula and created albums that stand out the test of time.”
– Sphere Music

“A fine folk affair.”
– Pure M Magazine

“Cohenesque… A dextrous lyricist with an ear for gentle melody.”
– Whisperin and Hollerin

“Jeremy gets under the skin of what it is to be… The Morning Sun is a special piece.”
– Song Club East Blog

“Guitars plucked to perfection, rich vocals and lyrics that are as imaginative as they are touching, ‘Carry the Fire’ is an album that could compete with the best folk artists of modern times.”
– Right Chord Music

“Richly characterful, resonant vocals and idiosyncratic delivery with tones that draw maximum impact from the feeling locked into his songs.”
– FolkWords

“Rather beautiful.”
– Amazing Radio’s Aaron Phillips

http://www.jeremytuplin.com/
http://www.facebook.com/jeremytuplin
http://twitter.com/jeremytuplin
http://youtube.com/channel/UCriGbrACRtKmNt6_GO4a3Fw

Photograph of Jeremy Tuplin courtesy of Holly Whittaker Photography 2017.

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NEW RELEASE: Inver by HAV

We are delighted to be releasing ambient-folk trio HAV‘s debut album, Inver, on Folkwit Records on 5 May 2017.

Inver is a delicate swirl of a record, a tangle of gorgeously mangled field-recordings and electronica-soaked atmospherics around a series of live recordings made in Edinburgh, Newcastle and the fishing village of Cullen. The album welcomes you in from the rain, offers you a whisky and then gently captures your heart.

Featuring guest appearances from acclaimed singer/songwriter Beccy Owen (Sharks Took The Rest / Joy Atlas) and members of the Burntisland Pipe Band.

PRESS:

“…on their debut album, Inver, HAV make music that seamlessly combines the instrumentation and feel (and some of the tunes) of Scottish folk music with delicately atmospheric ambient electronica and field recordings and it is quite simply beautiful. Alternately bracing and embracing, it really seems to capture the feeling of the landscapes I grew up in, while also making the past (traditional songs like Loch Tay Boat Song, Peggy Gordon etc) feel present and the present timeless; which is surely what folk music is all about.”
– Will Pinfold, Music Journalist

“Their first album as a trio brings together strands of atmospheric electronica and traditional folk for a release that is in large parts instrumental, but steeped in a lyricism that enchants throughout. The results are akin to finding that the snug in your favourite pub has had its fire lit and is blazing away on the coldest of days. Beautiful.”
– The Crack Magazine

“Inver is superficially a simple album but its still waters run deep. I can do no more than recommend it to your attention.
– Dai Jeffries, Folking.com

“Traditional instruments rub shoulders with field-recordings, curiously idiosyncratic electronics meander around, while softly engaging vocals appear, carefully woven into the soundscape…intense, atmosphere-generating music.”
– Charlie Elland, Folkwords

Look out for upcoming reviews in fRoots, R2/Rock’n’Reel and Folk Radio UK who are featuring it as ALBUM OF THE MONTH.

Buy the album (CD or Digital) at our BANDCAMP site. The album is distributed by Proper Music Distribution and is available to buy or order at most retail outlets in the UK and EU. Digital copies can be purchased through iTunes and all other digital music outlets.

ABOUT HAV:

HAV is singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Alex Ross, multi-instrumentalist /producer/ambient sound guru Jonathan Bidgood, and bass player Ian ‘Dodge’ Paterson.

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The trio met 20 years ago and been taking time out from other projects to meet up, drink whisky and play music together ever since. This is the result of their (oft whisky fuelled) endeavors.

Individually, the members of HAV have been championed by BBC1 Introducing, BBC6, BBC Radio 2, & BBC Radio 4. They’ve shared stages with the likes of John Grant, Nitin Sawhney and The Comedy Store Players. This debut album sees the band distilling their varied influences, and years of friendship, into an exciting new sound.

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HAV is the Danish word for Sea. Inver is a Gaelic word meaning ‘a confluence of rivers’.

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NEW RELEASE: Future Melancholy Pop Music – Johnno Casson aka Snippet

We are chuffed to announce the release of the brilliant new album by Johnno Casson aka SnippetFuture Melancholy Pop Music.

Future Melancholy Pop Music is an honest and mature album with a sarcastic and playful underbelly, offering 15 beautifully crafted pop songs of love, loss and life. It’s Johnno’s biggest, boldest and most thought provoking album to date and we invite you to try a slice of Future Melancholy Pop Music.

“… Johnno Casson never loses his knack for catchy sing-along melodies or his love of ear candy and intricate arrangements that somehow combine 70s pop clichés, indie tongue-in-cheek quirkyness, and warbling psychedelica…Future Melancholy Pop Music is a record to be savoured, slowly and patiently, and gently allow yourself to get drawn into Johnno Casson’s unique lyrical and musical universe.”
– Phil Vanderyken, Folk Radio UK

“If you’re unfamiliar then you’re missing a treat. His brand of adult pop is second to none. Songs of depression and the classes, and mentions of Donald Trump and racism are wrapped in some of the most fascinating sugar coated music around.”
– Paul Scott-Bates, Louder Than War

“With Future Melancholy Pop Music, Johnno offers an album that is thought-provoking and intimate. Speaking to issues and emotions that we British generally prefer to restrain behind a stiff upper lip, he opens a window upon elements of life and society that, left unaired, harbour pain. This is a brave collection, delivered through compelling vocals and wrapped in accomplished musicianship.”
– Flo Bannigan, The Revue

DON’T FORGET our SPECIAL OFFER for purchases from iTunes

If you purchase Future Melancholy Pop Music any time from iTunes from now until 7 days after the release date, email us at mail@folkwit.biz with proof of purchase and we will send you a link for 3 exclusive bonus tracks. Go check it out now:

UK Customers: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/future-melancholy-pop-music/id1207835048

US Customers: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/future-melancholy-pop-music/id1207835048

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NEW VIDEO: Loch Tay Boat Song – HAV

We are delighted to announce that the video for the upcoming debut single by ambient folk trio HAV is being premiered on Folk Radio UK!

The single is released on 14 April 2017.

Video Premiere: HAV – Loch Tay Boat Song

 

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NEW VIDEO: Middle Class Ways – Johnno Casson aka Snippet

Ahead of the release on Friday (7 April 2017) of the fabulous new album Future Melancholy Pop Music, Johnno Casson aka Snippet has released a video for the track Middle Class Ways – one of our favourites!

It’s video of the week Ralph’s Life Indie Music Blog and also airing on Fresh On The Net and Hiapop.

We hope you enjoy:

Video made by Allison Burke
http://www.allisonburkephotography.com

DON’T FORGET our SPECIAL OFFER for purchases from iTunes

If you pre-order or purchase Future Melancholy Pop Music any time from iTunes from now until 7 days after the release date, email us at mail@folkwit.biz with proof of purchase and we will send you a link for 3 exclusive bonus tracks. Go check it out now:

UK Customers: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/future-melancholy-pop-music/id1207835048

US Customers: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/future-melancholy-pop-music/id1207835048

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Louder Than War premiere the video of Bad Man

We are chuffed to announce that Louder Than War are premiering the video for Bad Man today. Performed by Johnno Casson aka Snippet, the track is taken from the upcoming album Future Melancholy Pop Music.

Watch it HERE

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Future Melancholy Pop Music is now available to pre-order from our Bandcamp Site.

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Future Melancholy Pop Music – Johnno Casson aka Snippet

We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of Johnno Casson aka Snippet’s brilliant new album, Future Melancholy Pop Music – release date: April 2017

More news and details soon!

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NEW RELEASE: Sorrows and Glories – Red Moon Road

Impeccable songwriting, masterful storytelling with three part Harmonies – Modern Canadian Roots Music from Red Moon Road. Folkwit Records are proud to be releasing the latest album, Sorrows & Glories:

“Sheena’s one of the best Canadian singers around the roots scene, with a vibrancy and flexibility to her voice that you don’t often encounter. The best of Red Moon Road is very impressive indeed.”
– David Kidman, FATEA

“…traditional folk with a genre-mix that ranges through country, pop and pure Canadiana, interpreted through originality with flair, sultry soulful vocals over inspired musical textures.”
– Folk Words

“Truly compelling… Sorrows and Glories is a fitting title for an album that deals with contrasts and extremes. Musical shifts echo both the wild changes of the Canadian seasons and the journey from disaster to recovery.”
– Redrospective

Canadian folk/roots darlings Red Moon Road return to the U.K. this October in support of the new full-length studio album “Sorrows and Glories” (Released Oct. 2016 in the U.K. by Folkwit Records). Live, Red Moon Road make a much bigger sound than one would expect from a trio. In an impressive, well-choreographed show they incorporate impeccable three-part harmonies, a roots drum kit split entertainingly and pragmatically between two band members, and an acoustic guitar cleverly rigged to also be a bass. Simultaneously, a moustached man plays mandolin, lap steel, banjo and organ (often at the same time), and subtle technological wizardry whirls while the unmistakable soulful voice of one of Canada’s most talented singers soars above it all. The unique show is equal parts polished songwriting, undeniable musicianship, compelling storytelling and engaging showmanship.

Catch the band on the last 2 dates of their 2016 UK Tour Dates:

Sat Oct 22 – Kettleshulme Village Hall, Kettleshulme, High Peak. SK23 7QU
Sun Oct 23 – Gawsworth Village Hall, Church Lane, Cheshire, SK11 9QY

About Red Moon Road:

Road-warrior festival veterans Red Moon Road make a much bigger sound than one would expect from a trio. In an impressive, well-choreographed show they incorporate impeccable three-part harmonies, a roots drum kit split entertainingly and pragmatically between two band members, and an acoustic guitar cleverly rigged to also be a bass. Simultaneously, a moustached man plays mandolin, lap steel, banjo and organ (often at the same time), and subtle technological wizardry whirls while the unmistakable soulful voice of one of Canada’s most talented singers soars above it all. The unique show is equal parts polished songwriting, undeniable musicianship, compelling storytelling and engaging showmanship.

The path towards the new Red Moon Road album, ‘Sorrows and Glories’, began with a shattered leg, a cancelled tour and a long 2000 km trip home. Luckily, the Winnipeg folk trio is known for surviving adversity, spinning stories into songs and, more often, breaking hearts with stunning musicianship.

Red Moon Road, formed in 2012 by Daniel Jordan, Sheena Rattai and Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner, are now fully healed and returned from a year of extensive and adventure filled touring across 7 countries in Europe and North America. ‘Sorrows and Glories’ (their third album, released in Fall 2015) has already spent three weeks at number one on the Earshot! National Folk/Roots/Blues Charts and has delighted listeners world wide.

Sorrows and Glories was recorded by producer/engineer/Juno recipient, David Travers-Smith (Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth Moody) and award winning producer/player Murray Pulver (Doc Walker, Steve Bell) and delivers the band’s finest songwriting to date. Spanning a wide range of genres, from a Beatles-esque pop song, Words of the Walls, which muses the storied past of an iconic apartment block, to Beauty in These Broken Bones, a full-on spiritual backed by a star-studded choir, the three collaborative yet distinct writers frame immaculately crafted songs with original and innovative instrumental work. With tastes of Albertan country, Parisian aires, banjo driven anthems and the tradition folk storytelling in a Canadiana style, the music carries the stories as compellingly as the lyrics.

Live, Red Moon Road makes a much bigger sound than one would expect from a trio. In an impressive well-choreographed show, bordering on spectacle, the trio incorporates impeccable three-part harmonies, a roots drum kit split entertainingly but pragmatically between two band members and an acoustic guitar rigged to also be a bass. A moustached man plays mandolin, lap steel, banjo and organ, and subtle technological wizardry whirls as the unmistakable soulful voice of one of Canada’s premiere songstresses floats above it all. Honed in house concerts and main stage festival appearances alike, Red Moon Road is a tapestry of song, masterful storytelling and spontaneous repartee woven seamlessly into something truly exceptional.

“Hillside Festival had the pleasure of having Red Moon Road appear at our festival this summer (2014). They were a huge hit with our audience on every stage they appeared on. They are not only an extremely talented group of musicians and fantastic to work with –the group was an invaluable part of the festival environment/experience with their natural ability to collaborate/adapt with other artists in sessions and completely engaged the audience. I give Red Moon Road a 5-Star recommendation without any hesitation.”
– Sam Baijal, Artistic Director, Hillside Festival

“The end of their show is a bittersweet experience – part of you wants to hear more music and the other part wants to rush to the stage and meet the band ”
–Julien Desaulniers, Artistic Producer, Festival du Voyageur

“An instant favourite of mine, this band has been winning hearts and ears wherever they go. It’s no wonder – their music could travel anywhere, from campfire to concert hall, becoming the constant companion that you can’t wait to introduce your friends to. Their straight up folksy take feels simultaneously old-fashioned and thoroughly modern.”
– Tamara Kater – Folk Music Canada

“Red Moon Road are the perfect festival guests. Great multi-instrumentalists and singers who are not shy about joining in with others, they are a great spark plug for workshops.On the main stage they more than hold their own with great songs, fantastic stories and soaring harmonies. Don’t hesitate to hire them.”
– James Keelaghan, Artistic Director, Summerfolk Festival

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