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.

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


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.


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

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