Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hear the wandering river, hear the birds overhead, The Black Feathers

Live at Bohemocracy, London. Photo: Nathan Sam Long
Sian Chandler
Ray Hughes

Based out of Gloucester's eclectic music scene, The Black Feathers, Sian and Ray have blended their talents together since '04 when they formed "Just to Annoy Ray" with Trevor Short, Rupert Irving, and Matthew Aldis a band with quite a unique sound, fusing elements of folk music from around the world with rock and funk. Moving on in '08 the duo kicked around the UK playing cover songs in clubs and pubs, looking to spread their feathers, Sian put pen to paper and started writing vocal melodies and words and Ray laid down some guitar rhythm's and harmonies, the result is a powerful, dynamic duo tapping a mix of Americana, old English folk with beautiful crafted lyrics and mesmerizing vocalization's. "I find writing vocal melodies and words a very personal thing", says Sian. Indeed, Indeed Sian they are and I thank you for sharing them.

Feel the Earth underneath you, The ground where you lay, 
feel the sun overhead, burning down everyday, 
feel the warmth of your love as you lie in your bed. 

Their EP Demos was released in September 2012 and they are currently working on their debut 5 track EP, which will be released in early 2013.

Three song Malmesbury Acoustic Sessions from September 2012

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