Sarah Birch : The Ballad of Peter and Jane
Death Monkey Records
This is the debut solo album from Swansea's own Sarah Birch, otherwise
known as the singer songwriter of Lost Tuesday Society one
of the big names on the Swansea scene; they're also massive in the
Russian Federation, don't you know?
As you'd expect, the songs are well crafted and expertly played, the
production atmosphericly shimmering and the whole thing rather mesmerising.
Sarah's alt folk songwriting manages to combine just enough contemporary
nous with a respect for more traditional folk forms to keep the record
relevant and exciting. Her stunning vocals and the lush strings of
the Mavron quartet work powerfully together to showcase her thoughtful
talent, while the occasional experimentations with almost unexpected
electronica create a subversive cutting edge.
This is a record for those who like their folk contemporaneous, relevant,
beautiful and now.
Available on vinyl and CD and download now.