Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Steel Threads

Ralph played the Steel Threads track It Goes On during this weeks Indie Show on Radio KC and such was the interest via his social media in the kennel that he was moved to take a closer look.

Describing themselves as 'An original acoustic band playing their own unique blend of Rock and Folk' and with influences as diverse as Led Zeppelin, Crowded House and Fleetwood Mac, the multi-talented duo of Neil Wardleworth (drums/guitar/vocals) and Laura Wilcockson (violin/vocals) are proving to be a force to be reckoned with.

Steel Threads formed in 2011 and they pride themselves on their strong songwriting and energetic performances.The debut album Timing Is Everything, released in 2012 saw the band gigging regularly throughout the UK and building a strong following. The strength of support ensured the second album For Those Who Are Left pledge funded by fans reached its target quicker than expected.

Steel Threads have worked with and supported such luminaries as The South, Hugh Cornwell and New Model Army whilst festival slots have included The Great British Folk Festival, Clennell Hall Folk Festival, Les-Fest in Scotland, Welfest in Welford on Avon and Northwich Music Festival along with many of the established venues in the UK.

The 7 track Live EP is officially released (available to pre-order) on the 7th October and I can thoroughly recommend it. It features live versions of songs from the first two albums plus a brand new track, Over Before You Begun.

It's an ideal introduction to Steel Threads as it not only captures the energy of their live performances, but also their innate song writing ability and musicality. Over Before You Begun in particular exemplifies this with it's poignant yet gritty lyric overlaid on countrified violin and sympathetic guitar. You can pre-order the Live EP by clicking on this link.

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