Wild psychedelic folklore band Samh. Slippery bass lines, twisted instrumentals, and grough melodies.
Drawing on primal themes of mythology, nature, and human aetiology.
It would be easy to say that this is music that is idiosyncratic and strange in places, and therefore is going to be enjoyed by people who like their music to have a hint of the strange. And yes, it is strange in places. But in reality this is music that is all the things that music can be – joyful, haunting, sad, heartfelt – that comes in it’s own style rather than a genre. You can hear the influences that have been blended into something wonderful; but that isn’t the point, the point is to listen to the whole.
Up until now I have only reviewed singles from Samh; and those have left me stunned. This album is almost too much. The individual songs are fabulous but it’s the album as whole that is overwhelmingly lovely. This is one beautiful thing.
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SUPPORT FROM MISHRA:
UK global-folk duo 'Mishra' weave a tight web of intricate, Indian-influenced original music that defies definition and has brought them awards recognition since their formation in 2017.
Kate Griffin on vocals, banjo, and dobro and Ford Collier on low whistle, calabash/percussion, and guitar (BBC R2 Folk Award-nominated The Drystones) draw on their unique base of influences, encompassing folk music of the UK and America, Indian classical music, and soul to create a surprisingly accessible sound that audiences instantly connect to.
Performance highlights include supporting Jon Boden at Assembly Festival Coventry, and performances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Week, Broadstairs Folk Week, and more.