Wednesday, 12 November 2014

News - Alternative Folk Act Snowpoet Debut EP

"Ambient alternative folk act Snowpoet are pleased to announce their debut EP ‘Butterfly’, due for release on 2nd December 2014.

Born out of a musical friendship and understanding, nurtured during their time studying at the Royal Academy of Music, the London-based group combine melody and poetry in an improvisational effort inspired by artists such as Bjork, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits and Ólöf Arnalds, as well as poets Sylvia Plath, W.B. Yeats and Philip Larkin.

With a core composed of the paired songwriting skills of coveted bassist Chris Hyson and award-winning vocalist Lauren Kinsella, the duo lead a malleable live set-up which includes Nick Costley-White on guitar, Matt Robinson on piano/keyboards,Dave Hamblett on drums and Josh Arcoleo, whose portfolio includes work with Joss Stone and Ghostpoet, on saxophone.

Final track ‘Alive With Closed Eyes’ is a musical reworking of the E. E. Cummings poem ‘I Will Wade Out’.  A prolific American poet with a focus on natural imagery and unique form, the verse has also been put to music by Bjork for ‘Sun In My Mouth’. The half-spoken, half-sung lyrics are paired with the sound of gentle rain in a perfect reflection of the words as soft keys make their trace."

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