Rozi Plain, new single
A tune that we've played on the show several times of late is the new Rozi Plain single, See my boat, which comes out next week on Need No Water Records (on lovely red vinyl, too). The Bristol-based artist has been touring the UK lately with KT Tunstall and is very much part of what seems to be a vibrant folk-ish scene in that city, along with the likes of This is the Kit and Rachael Dadd (both of whom you've heard of here before).
The single starts life as an intimate, fingerpicked affair with chiming guitars, before transforming into a delirious folk stomp with handclaps, massed vocals and a four to the floor bass drum. There's even room for a swirling ending with some French jazz violin on board. It's massive craic altogether, and what's more, it's a storming tune.
The previous single, Humans, is similarly irresistible, in a folk music gone off the rails, kind of way. The video features balloons, a beach and has the endearing air of silent cinema about it.