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Indie folk discoveries – New releases – August 2020

1.0.8. - Sawdust and Hay

1.0.8. – Sawdust and Hay

1.0.8. is and Indie Folk, Alternative Rock band from England. Andrew Stewart is the leader of the band. Here’s a single dealing with “the optimism and innocence of the 1950’s”.

Ok, now. 1.0.8. play music inspired by good 1950’s manners. Their intro to Sawdust and Hat is a mixture of well-groomed alternative rock, accompanied by the kind of vocals and lyrical themes that tend to inform novelty songs.

Well, some people look down on novelty songs. We love them! Sure, I’d love to “pleasantly meander” through 1950s Britain. As far as fantasy goes, this is a great way to summon it. Perhaps it can even help persuade the Brits to allow something decent on the charts for a change.

Jon McLeod – The Cavalry Comes

With a sandpaper voice, that sounds like Tyla’s Dogs D’Amour (remember them?_ after a night out, Jon McLeod writers classic folk music encouraging righteous protests. The focal point here are the lyrics, and the well-known formula McLeod uses throughout, while violins sneak in to carry the tune to its dramatic conclusion.

The Maladaptive – Your Ghost Won’t Leave

The Maladaptive, the collaboration between John Griffin and Aaron Noble, has some great influences informing their own music. Clearly, they are in love with the lush arrangements of the Fleet Foxes, or Father John Misty.

In fact, a lot of indie-rock’s more sensitive songwriters almost seen to have been consulted in the creation of the formula that guided towards the band’s first EP.

After all this indie rock. It’s supposed to sound somewhat modern. The likes of Radiohead are certainly more important to these lads than Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and I can’t see anything wrong with that.

Floraleda Sacchi – Oltremare

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