Playing tracks by
Dr John, Tom Waits, The Watersons, Juno Reactor, Mulatu astatke and more.
This week we take a trip into the world of erland and the carnival - a folk rock band with an impressive pedigree made up of former members of the orb and the verve.
Multi instrumentalist simon tong, orcadian folk guitarist and singer gawain erland cooper and drummer/engineer david nock the band came together when introduced by uber producer and killing joke legend youth. Their m.o. Of taking a contemporary viewpoint on traditional folk songs from these shores and placing them alongside their original material has resulted in some rave reviews for the self titled debut album which landed at the beginning of the year and which you can pick up here.
Mr nock (who you may know for his work alongside paul mccartney on his firemanproject) has put together this mix which takes in folk old and new as well as music from furthur afield that has brilliant songwriting at its base - and lovely it is.