Updated November 2017:
BIRD IN THE BELLY
HORACE IN BRIGHTON
Debut Single Released: 24 November
Label: GFM Records
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'Bird in the Belly' is a new British folk group consisting of alt-folk artist Jinnwoo, traditional folk duo Hickory Signals, multi-Instrumentalist and producer Tom Pryor, and visual artist and musician Epha Roe.
After meeting at a Nest Collective ‘Young Folk Artists’ event, the group discovered a shared passion for unearthing old folktales, plus a geographical connection with all dwelling in Brighton. The group embarked on a collective hunt, seeking out Britain’s forgotten stories, ones never or scarcely recorded before. Turning them into visceral and raw folk songs, harking back to the 60’s folk revival, at once contemporary and ancient. The aim to reignite those forgotten British voices and introduce them to contemporary folk fans.
'Horace in Brighton' is the first wistful and nostalgic taster of Bird in the Belly’s work. Taken from a poem of the same name, it tells the story of the poet’s day trip from his London home to Brighton. The group discovered the poem in an antique copy of The Highways and Byways of Sussex, and were struck at how similar the Brighton of 1813 was to present day. The poem describes the Brighton as a place of pleasure and fun, stating ,"Here with choice food, earth smiles and ocean yawns, Intent alike to please the London glutton; This, for our breakfast proffers, shrimps and prawns, That, for our dinner, South-down lamb and mutton".
‘Horace in Brighton’ is written, recorded and produced by Bird in the Belly and mastered by legendary folk label Fellside Records. It is released as a digital single on 24 November.
7 February: Folking Around, Kingston | 28 February: Folk Room, London |
1 March: Folk Room on Sea, Brighton | 3 March: Tooting Folk Club, London |
22 March: Lantern Society, London
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