Midlands acoustic trio Threaded came together during their classical training at the Birmingham Conservatoire. While there, they became members of Joe Broughton’s highly acclaimed 50-strong musical collective, The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble. Their last album Fair Winds and Following Seas (2017) was a Featured Album of the Month on Folk Radio and also made it into the Neil McFadyen’s Top 10 Albums of 2017 – “It’s rare to find an album that’s so effortlessly uplifting. An absolute joy to listen to.”
Watch their new video for Sooner Tomorrow (also our Tune of the Day) which was filmed by Rob Bridge at Green Street Arts with sound by Joe Broughton. Talking about the track, they told us “‘Sooner Tomorrow’ is an instrumental track and was written to depict the feeling of anticipation when you know something exciting is going to happen, and you can’t wait for tomorrow as it will happen even sooner! The tune is written in a 7/8 time signature to heighten that feeling of anticipation!”
The anticipation was certainly heightened by the track and even more so by the news that Threaded are currently busy working on new material for their third studio album! Alongside this, they have been commissioned to write the music for a new Theatre production, ‘Soonchild’ a book by Russell Hoban, adapted by Red Earth Theatre, and they have secured funding from Arts Council England to support research and development into making this music accessible to the deaf community. The show will tour nationally in 2019, with them also playing the music live!
Threaded’s next live show is on 10th June at Power Folk 5, The Spotted Dog, Birmingham, as part of Joe Broughton’s Conservatoire Folk Ensemble’s big summer party! You can watch the Folk Ensemble in action on their latest video which recently premiered on Folk Radio here.