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Future Melancholy Pop Music – Johnno Casson aka Snippet

Coming soon - release date 7 April 2017

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Sorrows and Glories – Red Moon Road

Great new album from Canadian trio Red Moon Road - more here.

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For the Moon – The Driftwood Manor

New album from Irish Alt Folk band The Driftwood Manor - more here.

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The Butcher – Paul Mosley

An epic folk opera with a stellar cast - more here.

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

Bad Man

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

Web and Social Media:

REDMOONROAD.COM
FACEBOOK
TWITTER

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NEW RELEASE: Nothing in the Desert (EP) – Paul Mosley feat. Jamie Lawson

NOTHING IN THE DESERT is the new EP from the incredible folk opera The Butcher by Paul Mosley and the Red Meat Orchestra.

Featuring Jamie Lawson it is released Oct 7th on download (iTunes etc worldwide) and Ltd Edition hand printed CD with exclusive new songs telling more stories from the world of The Butcher.

“Ambitious guile and audacity… a darkened folk masterpiece. A triumph”
– The Quietus

“Lavish, complex and daring”
– Clash Magazine

“Beautiful and thrilling”
– Resonance 104.4fm

**** R2 (Rock’n’Reel) Magazine
**** Songwriting Magazine
**** BBC 6 Music
**** Laurel Canyon Music
**** folking.com
**** Ondarock Italia

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PRE-ORDER NOW: ‘Sorrows and Glories’ – Red Moon Road

Canadian trio Red Moon Road‘s fabulous new album Sorrows and Glories is now available to pre-order via our Bandcamp site ahead of the release date of 21 October 2016.

The album will also be available in the UK through all major digital and retail outlets from 21 October 2016 – distributed by Proper Music Distribution.

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RED MOON ROAD – UK Tour Dates and New Album (Coming Soon)

Sorrows and Glories - Red Moon Road

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.

2016 UK Tour Dates:

Fri Sept 30 – The Woodman Folk Club, Kingswinford, DY6 0AQ
Sun Oct 2 – The Swan Inn, Ascot Under Wychwood, Evenlode OX7 6AY
Thu Oct 6 – The Cheviot Centre, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6BL
Fri Oct 7 – Melmerby Village Hall, Melmerby, Cumbria CA19 1HD
Sat Oct 8 – Bowes & Gilmonby Village Hall, Bowes, Barnard Castle, Co Durham DL12 9HU
Sun Oct 9 – Wetheral Village Community Hall, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8HE
Tues Oct 11 – The Green Note w/ Elliot Morris, London, NW1 7AN
Thu Oct 13 – Goxhill Memorial Hall, Goxhill, North Lincs DN19 7JJ
Fri Oct 14 – Epworth Thurlow Pavilion, Epworth, Doncaster DN19 1JU
Sat Oct 15 – Borwick & Priest Hutton Memorial Hall, Borwick, Carnforth,LA6 1JL
Sun Oct 16 – The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf, Burscough, L40 5RZ
Wed Oct 19 – The Harris Library, Preston, PR1 2PP
Thur Oct 20 – Prees Recreational Club, Shropshire SY13 2DX
Fri Oct 21 – Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton , SY6 6BY
Sat Oct 22 – Kettleshulme Village Hall, Kettleshulme, High Peak. SK23 7QU
Sun Oct 23 – Gawsworth Village Hall, Church Lane, Cheshire, SK11 9QY

Web and Social Media:

REDMOONROAD.COM
FACEBOOK
TWITTER

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The Driftwood Manor – Folk Radio UK (FRUK) Review

A wonderful review for The Driftwood Manor‘s album For The Moon from Folk Radio UK:

“This album is pure poetry – the writing is so engaging and beautifully crafted. The musicianship is so skilful, and the vocal arrangements unique. More than just listening to it, you feel it; it washes through you and seeps into your skin. And you find yourself becoming a wave too.”
– Fran Lazarski, FRUK

Read the full review: http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2016/09/driftwood-manor-for-the-moon/

Get the album from our Bandcamp site or via the player below:

For The Moon is distributed in the UK and Ireland via Proper Music Distribution Ltd – availabe through all online and high street stores.

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