Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
During 2009, Johnny Powell began the creation of a large collection of alternative folk material for his new solo project using the harp, acoustic guitar, vocals and electronics (www.johnnypowell.com).
The songs also involve a variety of strange and unexpected recorded clips and the use of unusual, yet meaningful objects (e.g. curtain rails, toy cars, high heels, graveyard noises etc.) all designed to have symbolic links to the lyrics, and add intentional atmosphere to the music.
Fans of Sparklehorse, Bright Eyes, Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart, Leonard Cohen, Will Oldham, Bjork, Radiohead and The Books could be interested.
The first EP ‘The Broken Leg Sessions’ is due for official release in the summer of 2010 on the ‘Rural Colours’ label. The new little brother label of the excellent Hibernate Recordings - highly regarded DIY label and promotors of alternative acts from all over the world.