Earlier this year we introduced you to Welsh band Little Arrow (read the introduction here). They’ve had a good year as following on from their 2013 Welsh Music Prize nominated LP, Wild Wishes, they are to release the three-track single Poetically > Ogre through Bubblewrap Records on 11th Nov. Those already familiar with their pastoral grunge-folk will hear different versions of familiar songs.
The newly recorded tracks feature the full Little Arrow band encompassing the complimentary guitars of Dan Messore and Ben Sharpe, Callum Duggan’s soaring bass lines and the percussive power of Richard Chitty alongside frontman William Hughes. Studio recordings Poetically and I Man Ogre are now bigger, bolder and more epic than ever before, while Paddy Fields, recorded at Green Man Festival, see video below, showcases the band’s fully evolved live sound.
The result is a bridge between the singularly focussed instrumentation of Wild Wishes and the more expansive tones that can be expected from Little Arrow’s forthcoming third LP, scheduled for release in 2014.
Poetically (Full Band Version)
I Man Ogre (Full Band Version)
Green Man Session: Paddy Fields
16/10 WMP Showcase, Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
19/10 Greenman Stage, SWN Festival, The Moon Club, Cardiff
20/10 Outdoor Stage, SWN Festival, The Hayes 1pm
21/10 WMP Showcase, RWCMD, Cardiff
01/11 Druidstone Hotel, Haverfordwest
10/11 Telford’s Warehouse, Chester
15/11 The Grain Barge, Bristol
22/11 Irregular Folk, The Cellar, Oxford