We’ve been delighted that the unveiling of the new box appears to have gone a bit viral, after some of the UK’s best design press featured us in their pages. First up, on the 15th February we were ‘Picture of the Day’ and a front page article on the website of Building Design magazine. Then on the 17th we featured in a post on the massively influential Dezeen design magazine, an article that brought our highest website visitor numbers yet and a swarm of very enthusiastic twitter conversations. Hello to new visitors! On the same day we also featured on the self proclaimed ‘lifestyle guide for shedworkers’, Shedworking!
We can’t wait to show off the new box in person. But in the meantime we’ll be showing off the talents and latest news of the project’s real stars – the musicians. Look out for the post in the next few days.
Over the winter months, members of Folk in a box have been writing, recording, releasing and promoting our exciting individual projects.
First up, is the fantastic Emily Barker, with her brand new album, ‘Almanac’, which is released on Monday 7th February!
‘Almanac’ is the third studio album by Anglo-Australian quartet Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo. The album weaves a compelling musical tapestry balancing contemporary influences with classic, folk-rooted songwriting.
In this almanac appear stories of love, renewal, the importance of community and our relationship to the earth. Shadowing these lighter themes are darker truths of untold atrocities committed by settlers on indigenous Australians during colonisation (Bones), the mass hysteria regarding a Scottish witch-hunt (Witch of Pittenweem) and good old-fashioned heartbreak.
Folk in a Box member and BAFTA award winning songwriter Emily Barker was interviewed inside the box by our good friend Ben Eschmade for the fantastic Arctic Circle Radio on resonance FM. Here’s the podcast.
We had a fantastic time at BAC’s ONE-ON-ONE Festival. Here are some great pics, taken by Rosie Reed Gold. BAC Pics.
Emily and Pepe improvised the first ever Folk in a Box theme tune, which I think you’ll agree, is a work of utter genius. Download it here, and preferably, listen to it whilst watching the slideshow, to get a real flavour of our ridiculous summer.