We have a great session from the folk rock band Hot Feet who hail from Stroud, a band we first saw performing at the opening night of Communion in Bristol. As well as perfoming at Communion nights across the UK they have also played alongside the likes of Lucy Rose, Alessi’s Ark, King Charles and Kyla La Grange to name just a few.
This session marks the release of their new EP ‘Wood House’ which is released independently on 14th November. Hot Feet’s music lives and breathes in the countryside. ‘Wood House’ was written in a small cabin on the northeast coast of Sweden and recorded in a remote studio in the Scottish Highlands, only accessible by boat. The five songs are set, however, in the Cotswolds where Marianne (vocals) tends to goats and sheep when she’s not playing music, and Lachlan (bass) builds dry stonewalls.
The band draw together a range of musical influences including delta blues, sixties folk and world rhythms. Clamorous in places, delicate in others; sometimes offering raucous, earthy uproar and a wistful, yearning narrative within the same song. The EP ranges from stomping gallops to tender ballads, and has been lovingly and impressively produced by Pete Roe, longtime sideman of Laura Marling and a gifted songwriter in his own right.
Jack’s enigmatic fingerpicking guitar style is a force to be reckoned with, weaving rhythmic countermelodies with intricacy and power, while Marianne’s vocal is beautiful, effortless and beguiling. Modern folk tales with delicious rock and pop undertones, this is the breathtaking music of the here and now.
Folk Radio UK Session
The ‘Wood House’ EP is independently released on November 14th 2012.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
(more shows to be announced shortly)
12/11 WOODBRIDGE The Angel
14/11 LONDON The Wilmington Arms
26/11 BRIGHTON Green Door Store (supporting Boat To Row)