A Band of Buriers are a new and exciting English aternative folk band to arrive in our radio playlist from today. They have an unmistakeable sound blending elements of folk and alternative rap together. The core duo of James P Honey, an accomplished alt-rapper and singer and poet and Jamie Romain, a classically trained cellist, create minmalist soundscapes which are backed by the most amazing female choir. The results are beautiful, spine-tingling and original, a perfect canvas for the incredible poetry that unfolds.
They have an album due out on July 10th titled ‘Filth’ by which time you will be familiar with their sound and wanting more. In the meantime, feast your ears on ‘Cello Dub’, a single taken from their new album.
what can one say now that all that remains here is hollow scolded shame and a warped parade smouldering in cooling ash a backdrop built from fabrics woven atop falling trees in tiny animals inside a heart drawn along a spine
and I am gone cross hatched long before the shade began to make a carve and mould all the heroes never told in all the old books folding back on their own spines and trying longingly to fly into the dumb and boring opalescent clear that floats so near above our doom
if you do just as they say you may be rich or even known as a shape hidden inside the golden lined briefcase handcuffed to a faceless acrid man standing swollen on a broken vending machine pleading with the clouds to sink and swallow warmth
and the rust is bleeding on us in scuffed and wretched long streams and these mountains made of paparemached folding money burn and all will fall for waltzing mutilated muse all odious and on a payslip dipped in vanity clutching your god
‘Filth’ is released on July 10th on Decorative Stamp, a London based collective that was formed in 2008. The label boasts collaborations that reach far and wide: “music, film, art and literature are all sewn within the fabric that quilts its family. hand-crafted, limited edition cd’s vinyl records, books and periodicals as well as films, installations and happenings make up the spread of decorative stamps creative endevours”.