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Scarlet & Blue EP – Sairie

Mar 26, 2020

Imagine a band with the naivety of mid period Incredible String Band and straight forward folksy instrumentation, songs of emotion and natural wonders. Three of them, Emma Morton(autoharp/vocals,) Jon Griffin, (guitar/vocal,) Andy Thomas (bass,) a mere five tracks but a lot to take in.

Best offerings ‘Rich For All My Sorrows,’ with loads of harmonic chops and trad simplicity, ‘Flowers In The Spring,’ sort of Pentangle yet a heavy rhythm which lends some clout and ‘ Wight Hill,’ in which the central theme of nature being more wondrous than anything constructed comes on in the guise of romantic vision and folklore. If they ever get to tackle things electrically we could be in for a pysch folk revival. Now there’s a thought!

Simon Jones.

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