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Songs To Astonish.

Feb 21, 2024

One of those releases which have caused much muttering and whispering leading to anticipation is almost with us. Amelia Coburn- for ’tis she – has already signalled great promise with a couple of singles taken from her debut set ‘Between The Moon & The Milkman,’ a third ‘Sleepy Town,’ is already on the horizon. Full details follow, expect this to be a cracker of an album. Full details from the excitable types at her press office…

‘ “This one is utterly unique”

Far Out

“Amelia’s work has the feeling of a Ben Myers novel – folk-derived, framed by tradition, but totally distinct”

CLASH

From sinister encounters amid the bustle of Mexico City to reading Soviet-era satire under the Atlas Mountains via an essential stop at Dublin’s premier Leprechaun Museum, Amelia Coburn’s debut album ‘Between The Moon and The Milkman’ is an astonishing collection of songs and stories, all told with the unmistakable profile of Coburn’s North East homeland on the horizon.

Set for release on March 8th 2024, ‘Between The Moon and The Milkman’ is the first full-length record from award-winning folk songwriter Amelia, whose distinctive voice and unique storytelling talent has seen her emerge at the forefront of an exciting new generation of alt-folk voices.Paying homage to legends like Serge Gainsbourg, Edith Piaf and Scott Walker, whilst simultaneously embracing the ups and downs of the here and now, Amelia’s early demos with her trusty ukulele quickly caught the attention of BBC 6Music’s Mark Radcliffe and Tom Robinson, which lead to national airplay on 6Music, BBC Radio 2 and Ireland’s RTE1 as well as a flurry of festival appearances including Costa Del Folk (Ibiza) and Cambridge Folk Festival and shows supporting a wonderfully eclectic range of artists such as The Wedding Present, Ashley Campbell and the late folk legend Vin Garbutt.

Having reached the finals of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, winning UKE Magazine’s Breakthrough Artist Award and joining English Folk Expo’s Artist Mentoring Scheme all in the last year, Amelia turned her thoughts to the recording studio and quickly found a kinship with producer and like-minded, free-thinking songwriter Bill Ryder-Jones (The Coral, Michael Head and The Elastic Band, Brooke Bentham, Saint Saviour). Between them, the duo have transformed Amelia’s delicate ukulele arrangements into a sumptuous collection of tales that take in a whole host of characters met in the dark shadows of literature, late night film noir screenings and formative travels in unfamiliar lands whilst Tin Pan Alley melodies drift through time, touching on everything from the early European folk scene, candlelit cabaret jazz clubs and the psychedelic side of baroque pop music.

Already renowned as a spellbinding storyteller and captivating live performer, on her debut record ‘Between The Moon and The Milkman’ Amelia Coburn invites us to step into the world as she sees it, a world full of darkness and light and soundtracked by magic and melancholy.

Between The Moon and The Milkman’ is set for release March 8th 2024.

TRACKLISTING:

When The Tide Rolls in

Nodding Dog

Please Go Gently

Dublin Serenade

Oh Captain Guide Me Home

Sleepy Town

See Saw

Sandra

Perfect Storm

I’d Love To Love You

Live Dates:

30 MAY | McChuils, Glasgow

31 MAY | The Met Studio, Bury

01 JUN | The Barrel House Collective, Totnes

03 JUN | Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham

04 JUN | Slaughtered Lamb, London

05 JUN | Folklore, Brighton

08 JUN | The Georgian Theatre, Stockton.’

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