April 22, 2022

Keston Cobblers Club: Alchemy

Keston Cobbler's Club

UK folk band Keston Cobblers Club offer a full course of old school storytelling and performing skills on their new album Alchemy. They mainly rely on acoustic instruments, but they hand over the spotlight to a tuba or an accordion every now and then. As folkies the lyrics are the driving force. Top shelf vocals, with well-placed call-and-response and ace harmonizing, make it a joy to listen to.

The subject matter is close the home, with songs about coping with everyday life (Find My Way), failing to connect despite trying hard (Jupiter, Strangers Now) and having trouble sleeping at night Lullaby For The Wide Awake. Melancholy, joking around, surprise, grief and joy are treated like equals. It is like leafing through an album of family snapshots. There are plenty of characters and events in there with universal appeal.

Keston Cobbler's Club: Alchemy

Alchemy is released via Absolute Records (vinyl, CD). The album is available here.

  1. Anthem Of The Alchemist
  2. Find My Way
  3. Junctions
  4. Rigmarole
  5. Jupiter
  6. Lullaby For The Wide Awake
  7. The Holiday
  8. Strangers Now
  9. Mrs Dixon
  10. Blood Runs Thicker
  11. Eglantine
  12. Tarantula
  13. No, You Are Not Alone
  14. Josephine's Routine (CD and music box bonus track)

Live dates:
  • 04/22 Liverpool @ Jimmy’s
  • 04/23 Newcastle @ The Globe
  • 04/24 Birmingham @ The Hare and Hounds
  • 05/05 London @ The Garage
  • 05/12 Cardiff @ Acapela
  • 05/13 Newton Abbot @ Abbotsbury Church
  • 05/14 Salisbury @ The Winchester Gate
  • 05/19 Hull @ The Social
  • 05/20 Oxfo The Bullingdon
  • 05/22 Leeds @ Oporto

» kestoncobblers.club

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