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Sonic Blooms Alt-Folk & New Roots Rising

A new double album compilation featuring the most exciting emerging talent from the UK Alt-Folk scene

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‘Sonic Blooms’ is a double album compilation of the UK’s finest emerging alt-folk and new roots music produced by the UK’s biggest folk gig listing website, Folk & Honey.

‘Sonic Blooms’ has been curated by leading alt-folk promoters New Roots and features the scene’s most exciting talent, including Brooke Sharkey, Leonie Evans, The Nightjar, Low Chimes, Jinwoo, Ned Roberts and many more.

The album will be launched with a special gig at London’s iconic 100 Club on November 27th featuring many of the artists on the compilation. Launch tickets are available in the store here or from www.wegottickets.com.

ALL PROFITS FROM THIS ALBUM WILL BE SPENT ON FURTHER PUBLICITY FOR THE RELEASE AND THE ACTS INVOLVED.

‘Sonic Blooms’ shines a light on a wonderfully diverse, vibrant scene that is happening right now, on its own terms, mostly without the backing of the media, the music industry, or the folk music establishment. Call it alternative folk, call it new roots, it pulses under the surface with word of mouth gigs in perfectly intimate venues, put together by dedicated owners and promoters – everyone there for the music, everyone there to listen intently to what these young, innovative artists are creating.

Though built from the ashes of a folk awareness, the flame for most of the work on this album was lit in a city setting. For many of these musicians their sound is the result of soaking up everything the metropolis throws at them. You can hear it in the easy cultural mix of English and French in Brooke Sharkey’s ‘Faces’, Robert Chaney’s noir city tales, the urban electronics that underpin Sisika’s ‘Routes’, Adam Beattie’s story of what it is to be an immigrant in the city.

This music is fearless and fiercely intelligent, led neither by fast changing fashion nor the rules of tradition; these are independent artists with independent voices. It’s curious and open-minded – you can hear the hunger for pushing boundaries.

These artists are deeply linked, many play on each others songs, share a producer, a studio, a stage, shared experience. Each has their own strength of vision, a DIY ethic that links back to traditional folk music.

This musical movement is not just limited to the twenty artists on this album, there are many more British musicians performing and recording boundary-pushing alt-folk. Rather, ‘Sonic Blooms’ is a snapshot of an emerging scene that merits a little time in the spotlight.

CD1
1. Firefly Burning ‘Beloved’
2. Ma Polaine’s Great Decline ‘Been Loved Too Much’
3. Brooke Sharkey ‘Faces’
4. The Nightjar ‘Cockleshell’
5. Mishaped Pearls ‘Six Dukes’
6. Low Chimes ‘Blood Orange’
7. Jinnwoo ‘Waiting For P To Have A Vision’
8. Leonie Evans ‘Freya’
9. Sisika ‘Routes’
10. Robert Chaney & Laura Tenschert ‘Corozones Amarillos’ (exclusive recording for this release)

CD2
1. Whiskey Moonface ‘Dictionaries’
2. Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker ‘I Never Learned French’
3. Adam Beattie & The Consultants ‘The Same Sea’
4. Ned Roberts ‘Drifting Down’
5. Samantha Whates ‘Icicle’
6. Benedict Benjamin ‘My Feet Have No Need For The Ground’
7. MG Boulter ‘Clifftown’ (exclusive recording for this release)
8. Ferris & Sylvester ‘Save Yourself’
9. Sailing Stones ‘Blazing Sun’
10. Tobias Ben Jacob ‘Parallel’ (currently unreleased)

Funding for this project is being provided by Folk and Honey.
F&H are being assisted by Big Life Management and distribution is by The Republic of Music.
Paul and Toby at Folk & Honey and Rory from New Roots are giving their time to this project for free.

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Sonic Blooms - Digital Download
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Order your download of the Sonic Blooms double album here. Download is available in MP3 and FLAC

All profits from this release will be spent on publicity for the bands involved in the release.

Sonic Blooms - CD (*inc. p&p) + Download

Sonic Blooms - CD (*inc. p&p) + Download
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Order you copy of the Sonic Blooms double album on CD (£12) plus postage and packaging (£2.50), plus the album to Download (free).

Remember all profits from the sale of he album will be spent on publicity for the acts involved!

Sonic Blooms - Vinyl (*inc. p&p) + Download

Sonic Blooms - Vinyl (*inc. p&p) + Download
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Order Sonic Blooms on limited release gate-fold double vinyl, including postage and packaging and the album to download.

This item requires a minimum order of 100 for us to make the production run. If 100 orders are not made we will refund any vinyl orders placed. You will still receive the download of the album for free.
Delivery date of vinyl is dependent on the manufactures lead time at the time of order.

Remember all profits from the sale of the release will be spent on publicity for the acts involved

Download + One Ticket to the Launch

Download + One Ticket to the Launch
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Get the Sonic Blooms digital download plus a ticket to the Sonic Blooms Album Launch on Monday 27th November at London’s Iconic 100 Club on Oxford Street.

Bands from the album will be performing live, exact line up to be announced soon!

Tickets are also available at £5 each from
www.wegottickets.com

CD + Download + One Launch Gig Ticket

CD + Download + One Launch Gig Ticket
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Sonic Blooms CD and download plus a ticket to the Sonic Blooms Album Launch on Monday 27th November at London’s Iconic 100 Club on Oxford Street. You can collect your album in person on the day of release!

Bands from the album will be performing live, exact line up to be announced soon!

Tickets are also available at £5 each from
www.wegottickets.com

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