New Releases of the Week (7 August 2020)

English folk-singer Chris Wood is this week’s guest on the Folk on Foot podcast.

New Releases of the Week (7 August 2020)

A round-up of recent albums, EPs, singles, playlists and podcasts, including Chris Wood, Joshua Burnside, Seána Davey, Jennifer Walshe, Emma Langford, Max Richter and more. To have your new release included, please add it to our listings.

Folk on Foot – Chris Wood in Faversham
In the latest episode of the Folk on Foot podcast, Matthew Bannister goes for a walk in Faversham with English folk-singer Chris Wood and his dog Dancer. In the course of discussing England and English culture, Brexit and folk music, Wood also sings one of his new songs, ‘Take Back Control’. 

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Joshua Burnside – War on Everything
Joshua Burnside has been busy releasing new music this year. Following his EP Far O’er the Sounding Main, released in April, the indie-folk singer has today released a new single ‘War on Everything’, which will feature on his new album Into the Depths of Hell, due for release on 4 September. Purchase the track here: https://joshuaburnside.bandcamp.com/track/war-on-everything?

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Odd Morris – Your Four Walls
Dublin rock act Odd Morris released their debut single ‘What Might Be’ in March 2019 and have since released three more tracks, including ‘Your Four Walls’, earlier this week. The four-piece are yet another emerging act from Dublin’s growing post-punk scene

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Emma Langford – Sowing Acorns
Emma Langford’s new EP Sowing Acorns is a five-track record, available digitally and on cassette and centres around the title track of Langford’s upcoming album, also titled Sowing Acorns. It features collaborations with electronic act Arvo Party, producer Gráinne Fahy and a poetry reading by Belfast poet Vanessa Ifediora. Purchase the EP here: https://emmalangfordmusic.bandcamp.com/album/sowing-acorns-limited-edition-ep?

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Seána Davey – Ghosted
Seána Davey’s new single ‘Ghosted’ marks a new style for the harpist, who is known for playing in traditional and classical styles, while also working with pop, jazz and world music too. This electronic-heavy track was composed by Davey and features traditional singer Brioni Gallagher on vocals. Purchase the track here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/ghosted-single/1526402491

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Jennifer Walshe – A Brief Survey of Celtic Psytrance
Composer Jennifer Walshe has recently started producing programmes for Dublin Digital Radio, including compilations of versions of Danny Boy and a remix of the Angelus. ‘A Brief Survey of Celtic Psytrance’ is her latest, featuring psytrance remixes of Irish traditional and folk tunes from producers around the world. Listen here: https://www.mixcloud.com/DublinDigitalRadio/a-brief-survey-of-celtic-psy-trance-by-jennifer-walshe/?

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Jenn Kirby – Explorations: Cello and Electronics
Composer and musician Jenn Kirby’s new EP Explorations: Cello and Electronic is a four-track documentation of the process of learning the cello. Kirby began composing for cello while in the early stages of learning the instrument and composed this EP through improvisation. Purchase it here: https://jennkirby.bandcamp.com/

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Vincent Cross – The Life & Times of James ‘The Rooster’ Corcoran
This new album by Vincent Cross is inspired by the folk traditions of Ireland and the US and paints a narrative of James ‘The Rooster’ Corcoran, a well-known Irish immigrant who lived in Manhattan in the late nineteenth century. For this record, Cross also learned to play the dulcimer, chromatic concertina and a bouzouki made especially for this project. Purchase the album here: https://vincentcross.bandcamp.com/album/the-life-times-of-james-the-rooster-corcoran

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Kynsy – Cold Blue Light
‘Cold Blue Light’ is the debut single from singer and multi-instrumentalist Kynsy. Having previously performed at the Other Voices Music Trail and at Ireland Music Week last year, Kynsy’s debut release is a downbeat, indie-rock song about the bullies we meet in life, and finding meaning in the negativity they create.

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Max Richter – Voices
Composer Max Richter’s new album Voices is an orchestral work, based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. Purchase the album here: https://www.maxrichtermusic.com/music/

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Published on 7 August 2020

 

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