Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock are to release a new single, ‘Digging for Diamonds’ from their highly praised ‘Two Wolves’ album on 8th April for which we have a video premiere to share below.
“Digging for diamonds on a good day, most of what I dug was thrown away/ Oh darkness in your claim I am artless and afraid.” – Marry sees the song in terms of the struggle for self-belief, “and nurturing creativity against your own or anyone else’s negativity.”
Two Wolves was a Featured Album of the Month on Folk Radio UK, and they have also been nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for BEST DUO & BEST ORIGINAL TRACK for ‘Sing Me Into Your Tune’ which we premiered in September last year. Helen had this to say about Digging for Diamonds:
‘Digging For Diamonds’ features Neill MacColl on Marxophone (fretless zither): it’s an instrument I hadn’t heard (or heard of!) before but its distinctive yet unusual sound – somewhere between a mandolin and a hammered dulcimer – sits perfectly with the guitars (one acoustic guitar and a reverbed electric) and double bass in this introspective ballad’s woozy and dreamlike setting. Marry’s vocals are lush and full with some sweet harmonies by Kami Thompson (The Rails) on a very contemporary song which effortlessly incorporates elements of folk, pop, jazz and 1960s-tinged psychedelia without once losing its way. Read the full review here.
Released 8th April via One Little Indian
Marry and David are on the road for a series of headline shows this month and into April, see dates below:
18 March – Durham, The Old Cinema Laundrette
19 March – Basingstoke, The Forge Anvil Arts Centre
20 March – Bristol, Folk House
22 March – Milton Keynes, The Stables
24 March – Fareham, Ashcroft Arts Centre
08 April – London, Kings Place
09 April – Glossop, Globe Inn