'Ethereal bitter-sweet' new folk tradition songs
The band features some of the South West’s finest folk musicians, with singer Rebecca Nelson and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jacob Morrison at its songwriting and musical core. Martin Solomon (Celtic harp, violin, accordion) regularly joins them live and in the studio.
In Jan 2018 they released their debut album, All My Swim, which received support and acclaim from BBC 6 Music (via Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson), Uncut Magazine, Folk Radio UK and a host of others.
The sound is acoustic guitars and basses mixed with drums, percussion, Celtic harp, santour, and violin. Ethereal, bittersweet vocals float across the mix and complete the picture. Echoes of Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, and Gillian Welch are detectable but the vibe is original and individual.
Faeland’s sound and mission pair up well together and create a beautiful vulnerability that is authentic and true.
Songs like “We’re Just A Love Song,” “All My Swim,” and “The Wheel” offer listeners a seductive realness that rises above all the pushed product out there and must be heard and experienced to be fully understood.
Faeland’s focus on positive impact and ample musical skills have the potential to touch the world if given the chance. Fans of well-executed modern folk will want to find this band soon, while it can still be seen up close.
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