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We play the music of our people. This is our culture, our tradition.
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“SITW have grown and blossomed without sacrificing an ounce of what made them exciting in the first place” MOJO
“A diamond hard machine” Songlines
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Press and info about our Field Recordings project here.
Comprehensive press for the debut album “From Here” here.
Awards and that…
2017 FATEA Tradition Award
2017 EFDSS Malcolm Taylor Grant for Collections
2016 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…
…about English Folk Field Recordings:
“This bountiful record…is so ingenuously ambitious and artfully executed, it feels both like the beginning of a major project of contemporary musicology and plays like a dream open-mic session at the perfect folk club. Ian Carter and Nicola Kearey have begun a project that could conceivably do more to broaden the appeal of traditional folk music than any other venture in recent years that I can think of. The sooner they get back out there with their recording machine and two stereo mics the better.” Caught by the River
“a real eye-opener” MOJO
“From Here succeeds both as a brilliant compilation of top-notch performers and perhaps to prompt a timely appraisal of the state of the folk nation” 5 stars, fRoots
“just extraordinary” BBC6Music
“a rough-hewn and beautifully stark collection of old songs given new life…depicting the country at a pivotal point in it’s long history and showing how folk music thrives in the everyday spaces of England” Stephen Deusner, UNCUT
“This is how folk music should be heard. And as a survey of the English folk landscape, and a document of a moment in time, the album is indispensable” Grizzlyfolk
Read more about this at From Here Records.
“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
Stick In The Wheel gratefully acknowledges the support of PRS for Music Foundation.