Just as you smooth a cat or dog to make them placid, so too much music has been smoothed into submission. Tamed of all character and obedient to the needs of their masters, or rather record labels (and in many cases radio). Much of Folk music is a prime example, but never be fooled into thinking that it’s all nice, comfortable and irrelevant these days. Thankfully there are bands such as these to keep the life blood flowing and to make all songs, whether current or traditional, feel relevant.
Their new album From Here is out now and I’m looking forwards to seeing them next Wednesday (14th October 2015) at The Exchange in Bristol. Here’s a few choice cuts from the album.