We are very excited to share with you the first in a series of exclusive video premieres from acoustic roots duo Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston promoting their new album The Watchmaker’s Wife, due for release on February 19th via Hands on Music. The first is Rosie, watch it below:
Rex shared this personal message about the video:
“Miranda and I are thrilled to present to you the first in a series of videos promoting our new album – The Watchmaker’s Wife – to be premiered here on Folk Radio. This track – Rosie – I penned myself whilst in the middle of recording the album in summer last year and thus it was an unexpected late addition. To call the writing and performance of this song a cathartic experience for me would be an understatement and I think that comes across in this video. We hope you love it and that you’ll share it across your social network. Thanks for watching and stay tuned for more very soon. R x”
Miranda and Rex are a unique duo, their trademark sound of double bass & mandolin is not only unmistakeable but also unforgettable. With that in mind, they have remained very true to their live performances on this album – there are no guests; no four-part harmonies; no grand multi-tracked opuses; no bells and definitely no whistles. The songs shout very loudly for themselves with only a smattering of sharp and contemporary production gloss.
They are out on the road from this Friday on an extensive tour, details of which can be found here: www.sykespreston.com/Tour
We’ll be bringing you more on this album very soon. In the meantime you can pre-order it via Bandcamp here: mirandasykesrexpreston.bandcamp.com