Folk Bands and Artists
Songs for the spirit, folk-pop with a Celtic edge. Fusing deep folk tradition and acoustic instrumentation, Faeland bring their innovative and subtly experimental approach to contemporary folk music. They have recently recorded and released their debut album ‘All My Swim’ which has gained support and acclaim from BBC 6 Music, Uncut Magazine, and Shire Folk Magazine
Faeland is the brainchild of singer-songwriters Rebecca Nelson and Jacob Morrison, a project designed to break them both out of their comfort zones and to allow them to do meaningful work, not merely start another band. This lead to All My Swim, a song cycle that deals with the deeper themes of humanity like love, healing, and magic. Nelson and Morrison come from families of artists, creatives and healers and this gives a natural quality to these ideas that would flounder in lesser hands. The sound is acoustic guitars and double bass mixed with drums, 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. Fans of well-executed modern folk will want to find this band soon, while it can still be seen up close.
Genre: Alt Folk,Americana,Celtic Folk,Contemporary folk,Folk-Pop,Indie folk
GIGS COMING UP
Live at Chapel Arts, Bath
- Live in Bath - (Bristol and Bath)
Saturday 23rd March · 8:00PM · Chapel Arts Centre · City Centre, Bath · £8
Live in UK
- FAELAND + OLIVIA VAN DORT - (Rest of the UK)
Thursday 18th April · 7:30PM · Komedia Brighton · Brighton Centre · £9