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“They take outrageous but enthralling liberties with some of folk’s hardy veterans…they sweep it all before them into a heady mix of great tunes, innovative arrangements, rampant imagination and brazen front…extraordinary.” MOJO

For an act whose original aim was to “have fun at festivals”, the progression of Bellowhead has been extraordinary. Two successful albums; BBC Radio 2 Folk Award ‘Best Live Act’ winners 4 times; acclaimed live performances at Cambridge & Sidmouth Festivals, the BBC Proms, Big Chill and Glastonbury demonstrating their crossover potential, topped off with being made ‘Artists In Residence’ at London’s South Bank Centre to prove their appeal to far more than the folk fraternity alone.

Their glorious new album is produced by the legendary John Leckie (Simple Minds, Stone Roses, Radiohead, Muse). A delirious amalgam of the schooled musicianship and uproarious, anarchic abandon for which they are renowned, Leckie has helped to embellish their music-hall tinged traditional English core with the scale of Arcade Fire and the unsparing, bittersweet worldview of Jacques Brel – all served with a sprinkling of skewed humour.

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