BBC Radio 2 play for Where We’re Going To (Alex Lester) – 6th March 2016
BBC Radio 6 Music play for Where We’re Going To (Tom Robinson) – 14th March 2016
Premiere and Song of the Day from Folk Radio UK – 26th Feb 2016
Premiere for On A Red Horse video from For Folks Sake – 14th March 2016
Fresh Faves for On A Red Horse
“Raw energy…an uninhibited clamour” – For Folk’s Sake in their video premiere.
“completely and clamorously bonkers. It takes a lot of skilled musicianship to produce musical mania like this, never mind the sky high imagination required to conceive of the idea in the first instance.” – Tom Robinson’sFresh On The Net
“Pure alt-folk brilliance” – Never Enough Notes
“Whimsical and eccentric” – Here Comes The Flood
“One genre defying and well crafted song” – Beehive Candy
“Don’t see many bands doing this” – Words For Music (who were also kind enough to interview the band)
“Twisted aberration of nature” – The Planet of Sound
” Unshackled” – HEAR Magazine
“an awesome animated video” – OneAvenue
“like early Radiohead ditched the distortion and picked up acoustic guitars and violins” 102.1 the Edge in Canada
Thanks to Golden Mixtape, Hiapop Blog, Cartoon Brew, The Animation Blog who have all posted the video.
Thanks to the following and many more for playing the single
Paul Mansell – Marlow FM
Chris Arscott – Triangle Radio
Ian Rose – Radio Warwickshire
Roger Williams – Trent Sound
Neil King – Along the Tracks
Dave Chamberlain – Dapper FM
Rick Bolland – Roots and Fusion Pure FM
Denise Parsons – Radio Verulam
Nathan Hudson – Cabin Radio online
Gary Hazlehurst – Stafford FM
Jane Clayton – West Norfolk Radio
Clive Southerton – Triangle Radio
London based progressive folk trio James Edge and the Mindstep are delighted to announce that they are working with Folkstock Records on their next couple of releases. No strangers to the live scene, James and his band mates have been performing for 10 years in various guises, and self released an album in 2010 called In the Hills, The Cities, which R2 Magazine regarded as a ‘very impressive debut’. They are now about to release a very special double A side single on Feb 26th and an EP on April 15th 2016.
Folkstock are delighted to introduce this talented trio headed up by James Edge to their followers and have picked two tracks from their debut album for the first release as a double A side single. Where We’re Going To and Becoming, both produced by James and recorded by Tom Aitkenhead.
Exploring different aspects of James’s composition and arrangement, these two tracks complement each other, with Where We’re Going To offering a driven, playful and uplifting cacophony featuring James on vocals, acoustic guitar, toy glock and melodica. This is followed by a unique and moving song called Becoming. The exquisite string arrangement was masterminded by the legendary Robert Kirby, who conducted the live recording just one week before his untimely and unexpected death in 2010. Robert was best known for his work with Nick Drake but also features Linda Thompson, Elton John, The Magic Numbers and Ralph McTell in his stellar discography. Robert was approached by James Edge at a tribute night to Nick Drake, at which James was playing Nick’s ‘Three Hours’ and Robert was so impressed that he agreed to arrange the strings on this track creating a recording to be savoured at leisure, reminiscent of John Martyn and Danny Thompson sweetened by the unmistakeable beauty evident in Nick Drake’s works.
James is joined on these tracks by regular members Avvon Chambers (drums) and Andy Waterworth (double bass) along with a wealth of other talented session musicians.
The EP ‘On A Red Horse’ will be released on April 15th and feature these two songs plus other previously unreleased tracks with the same producer and line up. A video accompanying the release will be showcased in the lead up to the release of the EP, a surprising and surreal accompaniment to the title track on the EP.
For more information about the release or to receive promotional copies of the songs, please contact Helen Meissner via Folkstock@hotmail.co.uk