“The best in folkesque sounds not only from all around England, but also from as far away as Sweden, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. Recent visitors include Toby Goodshank, (The Moldy Peaches), The Smoke Fairies, and other acts on small up and coming Indie labels.”
“The Rivers Presley Set don’t give two fucks for your comfort as their bluesy sex hunger charges the previously sedate audience. Rivers himself roars like a nymphomaniac Kurt Cobain as his guitar growls with quiver inducing bass, while Thomas Henry’s primal thuds rampantly append the eroticized atmosphere.
“The room has been steadily filling for the last hour or so and when headliners Betty and The Id hit the stage the place is packed. When I say packed, I do genuinely mean so that it is difficult to move. I haven’t seen this at a non high-profile gig for a very long time. There must be near to a hundred people in this small upstairs room. The sound is bloody brilliant: crisp and clean.”
We’ve brought Scott Matthews, The Moldy Peaches Toby Goodshank, Smoke Fairies, Chris T-T, Lucy & The Caterpillar, John Stammers, Kevin House, Cat Green Bike, Erinn, and a plethora of acts from far, far away to Birmingham’s ears for the first time while also presenting the best of Midlands singer-songwriters and folky acts.
We formed in 2003 when folk was pretty uncool. Does that say something?
In 2010 we launched a record label, releasing music on CDs packaged in low-emission, recycled, cardboard, as well as keepsake objects with digital downloads.
Our first release was the Ben Calvert & The Swifts single Everybody Loves Lucy available as a condom in wallet with digital download. Hot on the heels of that was their critically acclaimed debut album Festive Road , available on CD and as a circus ball with digital download.
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(Since 18th March 2014)