Many of the Welsh artists we introduce on Folk Radio UK seem to take inspiration from the surrounding Welsh landscape and they all sound incredible. Little Arrow is another one to add that list whose brand of folk music is firmly tied to the welsh land and sounds truly original, enchanting and inspiring. These sparsely used words in their short biography summed them up perfectly:
Hailing from St Davids, Little Arrow make bitter sweet nu folk to heal the weary soul. Like a Fairport Convention from Venus, or a Laura Marling from Mars their mix of otherworldly melodies is as infectious and surreal as it is unique. Forget the Camden Crawl – the finest acoustic music you’ll hear this year comes courtesy of the ancient drovers routes and Saints of Wales.
Front-man Will Hughes seems to have spent considerable time in the beautiful Welsh wilderness, a place I am very fond of and has some of the most stunning scenery in the British Isles. Their new album ‘Wild Wishes’ was released on March 4th, 2013. One of the stand-out tracks on that release was Paddy Fields which they have just released a video for. The video shows Will Hughes on a surreal journey along the Pembrokeshire coastline. The video was produced by On-Par Productions.
This is some of the most beautiful and radiant music I’ve heard in a long time, a perfect balance of between down-tempo and pastoral brightness…I can’t recommend them enough.
Download Paddy Fields for free here. More from the band:
09/06 – CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE, SUPPORTING ISLET
13/06 – ‘A GATHERING OF FOLK’, SAITH SEREN, WREXHAM
07/07 – PLEASE MIND YOUR HEAD IV, CLWB IFOR BACH