Stick In The Wheel

We play the music of our people. We sing in our own accents. We record in our kitchens and living rooms. This is our culture, our tradition.

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Awards and that…

2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nomination Best Group

2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nomination Best Traditional Track for Seven Gypsies

2015 MOJO Magazine Top Ten Folk Album of the Year

2015 fRoots Magazine Critics’ Poll Album of the Year for From Here

2015 FATEA Magazine Debut Album of the Year for From Here

2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nomination Horizon Award for Best Emerging Act

2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nomination Best Traditional Track for Bedlam

2015 Spiral Earth Nomination Best Debut for Bones EP

2014 fRoots Magazine Editor’s Choice Album of the Year for Bones EP


What they said…

“A shot in the arm for contemporary folk music” The Independent

“A great live band” The Guardian

“Rich in attitude and uncompromising intent” MOJO

“A record of real vitality, Stick In The Wheel rip apart the preconceptions surrounding folk music and retrieve the tender, beating heart at the centre of so much traditional culture.” ClashMusic

“The blend of the voices works really well…I love it. Raw, honest, and I find that really good to connect with. It seems to speak to me directly. Really fresh, fantastic” John Kennedy, Radio X and Mercury judge

“one of the big names to emerge in the past year”  Mark Radcliffe

“great honest voices” Verity Sharp BBC Radio 3

“high-energy, politically switched-on folk music” Folk Radio UK

“A triumph” The Observer

“SITW make Mumford & Sons sound like Roger Whittaker” Record Collector Magazine

“An exciting new band with attitude” BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015

“Splendidly pugnacious” The Telegraph

“Inspirationally abrasive” The Guardian

“The hottest new folk band for ages…” Ian Anderson, fRoots magazine

“A real discovery…” Tom Robinson, BBC6Music

“grabs you by the lapels and doesn’t let go…the best new folk band I’ve heard in years” Shire Folk

“The trouble with most folk music is that it’s perpetrated by foppish men on stools with fringes and cut-glass accents whispering about flowers. This, on the other hand, is snarled out by Liam Gallagher’s cockney sister complete with lyrics about men beating each other up in pubs.” Barney Songeist, Fresh on the Net

“Written, performed and recorded in living rooms and kitchens the music is as authentic as it comes, at times brutally honest and grabbing.” FACT magazine

“There is a pleasingly raw, simple and authentic sound to their music… this sound goes right to the heart of what folk music is all about. The sound speaks for itself.” Bright Young Folk

“Their delivery has an energy that is raw, primal and uplifting, and moves at a fair rousing pace, the whole EP is nothing short of brilliant.” Folk Radio UK



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