Saturday, 28 September 2013

Autumn Crackler 2013 is released

Our seasonal special for Autumn 2013 is available for download now, packed with superb music that's as autumnal as crackling fire, a toffee apple and a mug of mulled wine. 

We reckon it's rather wonderful, and we hope you agree. Why not make it the soundtrack to your autumn?

Our programme:
The Boys Of Summer by Show Of Hands

The Green Man by Roy Harper

“Autumn -- that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness -- that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.”Jane Austen, Persuasion

September (Alternative Version) by Nick Cook

Autumn by Paolo Nutini

Brambles On A Hill by Ashley Hutchings

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”George Eliot

Gathering Summer In by Talis Kimberley

“But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September. It stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.” 

Fire At Midnight by Jethro Tull

Sparkle Eyes by Gill Sandell

"Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night."Hal Borland

Half The Way by Marco Catracchia

“It was one of those days you sometimes get latish in the autumn when the sun beams, the birds toot, 
and there is a bracing tang in the air that sends the blood beetling briskly through the veins.”

Paris In Spring by Mark Handley

Mist In Autumn by FolkLaw

Things Behind The Sun by Luluc

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”Humbert Wolfe

Wind That Cracks The Leaves by In Gowan Ring

“October proved a riot; a riot to the senses and climaxed those giddy last weeks before Halloween.” 

October by Tuung

“The tints of autumn: a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.”

Autumn Snow by The Last Bison

“Use what you have, use what the world gives you. Use the first day of fall: bright flame before winter's deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire. Our tree-lined streets are set ablaze, our kitchens filled with the smells of nostalgia: apples bubbling into sauce, roasting squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, cider, warmth itself. The leaves as they spark into wild color just before they die are the world's oldest performance art, and everything we see is celebrating one last violently hued hurrah before the black and white silence of winter.” 

A Leaf Must Fall (intro) by Prydwyn And Kira with Quickthorn

Marigold by Maddy Prior

“Crying, whistling, calling, they skimmed the placid sea and left the shore. Make haste, make speed, hurry and begone; yet where, and to what purpose? The restless urge of autumn, unsatisfying, sad, had put a spell upon them and they must flock, and wheel, and cry; they must spill themselves of motion before winter came.”

Migrating Bird by Anthony Thistlethwaite

Remembrance Day by Mark Knopfler

"November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring." 

November by Steven Lindsay

Strangers We Meet by The Black Feathers

Monday, 23 September 2013

Cocos Lovers reveal video for new single Emily

Emily is the first single to be taken from sophisticated indie-folk band Cocos Lovers’ marvellous 3rd album, Gold Or Dust. It’s a song about love and loss, that transcends musical boundaries with its swelling choir-like harmonies, syncopated rhythms and shimmering guitars, recorded and produced by Joel McGill of Syd Arthur.

The video was shot on the Kent coast at Samphire Hoe, inspired by the disused remnants of the second world war on the white cliffs. The band’s critically acclaimed 3rd album, Gold Or Dust was described by FolkCast as: "Gold. Not dust ... unless they mean gold dust."

Vocalist and guitarist, Will Greenham says of the song: “Emily is about a profound sadness for the people we love and leave behind when we are gone, I'm telling a certain special person to carry on without me to live and love again, a song of hope. We all have someone that the song can be about.”

Cocos Lovers tour dates:


25th – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
26th – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
27th – Open, Norwich
28th – The Railway, Winchester
29th – The Duke of Cumberland, Whitstable


3rd – The Canteen, Bristol
4th – Malt Cross, Nottingham
5th – Ort Café, Birmingham


7th – Blue Sky Café, Bangor, Gwynedd
8th – Span Arts, Narbeth, Pembrokeshire
11th – Fizzi Events, Cardiff

For more information please see