OUT NOW From Here: English Folk Field Recordings – CD + map / vinyl / digital. Curated, recorded and produced by Nicola Kearey and Ian Carter, Stick In The Wheel. Order your copy through Bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes, Rough Trade or Propermusic. We set out to make a collection of live recordings – a snapshot of […]
A round up of all the incredible festivals we played this year. Lunar was hot and had the wonkiest stage, Sin Eater was amazing for the scenery and juxtaposition of folk music and noise bands. Glastonbury was a mud bog but Billy Bragg and the Left Field team made us so welcome we quite forgot […]
We did talking and playing with Mark Radcliffe on the Radio 2 Folk Show this week. Featuring live performances of Seven Gypsies, White Copper Alley and Cryes and available now on the iPlayer.
Tales from St Jude’s, Bethnal Green grew out of the band’s VOICED residency at Phytology, the site of St Jude’s Church in Bethnal Green. Destroyed by a WWII bomb, this place is important to SITW because of their ancestral ties to the parish of Bethnal Green. The embossed, gold-foiled sleeve comes with a 16 page […]
Pre-order our split release newspaper + download code through our Bandcamp. Out June 17th, you’ll also find it at all good record shops. Two brand new tracks: Stick In The Wheel – White Copper Alley Lynched – Peat Bog Soldiers Plus interviews with the bands, May Day workers’ tales by Roger Huddle (founding member of […]
A huge thank you to everyone that came and supported us at our From Here Records launch. Two sold out nights at Cafe Oto, with ourselves and Lynched, Jack Sharp from Wolf People, Men Diamler, Roger Huddle, George Hoyle and of course the wonderful John Kirkpatrick. Here’s the whole of Cafe Oto joining in with […]
We are very pleased to announce a two-day residency at London’s Cafe Oto, on April 30th/May 1st 2016, featuring ourselves, and a host of our favorite people, to launch our label proper. Music, traditional culture, talks, and secret guests. The associated release is a split single with Lynched, who will be performing both nights. More […]
Like last year, two nominations: Best Group Best Traditional Track for Seven Gypsies The ceremony is on 27th April 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall.
Thanks to John Kennedy for having us down to frighten the indie kids as part of the Radio X all-dayer at The Barfly in Camden. In good company with Traams and Dinosaur Pile-Up, and cheers to Mick Lee for the pic.
Verity Sharp (The Culture Show) spoke with Andrew McGregor on BBC Radio 3 last Saturday, reviewing the latest folk albums as part of the BBC Folk Connections weekend. They liked From Here very much. Listen again here.
Thanks to Robin Denselow for his review of our recent Kings Place show.
As announced on BBC Radio 3 last night – and the reason we’re particularly humbled is because this award was voted for by real people (ok, critics) and quite simply, the act with the most votes won. And that happened to be us. And it means a great deal.
Great to see John Kennedy again. The Mercury Music Prize judge, and champion of new music, as well as a really nice bloke, asked us back to play live in session and chat about forthcoming gigs. Listen again here.
We’ve added some new thing to our Bandcamp page, including mugs and T-shirts. You can now also order the album on CD/Vinyl/DL direct from us – if you want them signed tell us at checkout. Also the Bones EP is back in stock. Thanks to Village Folk for the pic.
VERY pleased to announce we’re part of Rough Trade’s Album Club for October, which selects 10 releases for Album of the Month, available as a one-off purchase, or as part of a subscription. A real honour. Order/subscribe: http://www.roughtrade.com/subscriptions http://www.roughtrade.com/albums/96267
We were on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour recently, talking to Jenni Murray and playing Champion live. It also made it onto Weekend Woman’s Hour, featuring the best of that week’s programming. Listen again for a limited time here. The same day, BBC Radio 2 broadcast the interview we did with Mark Radcliffe for the […]
The album FROM HERE is released on 25th September 2015. Available as CD, limited 180g vinyl and download through all the normal channels. ORDER here: Signed copies at Proper while stocks last. Also at Amazon and iTunes. REVIEWS for FROM HERE ClashMusic Mojo ★★★★ Folk Album of the month The Guardian ★★★★ The Observer ★★★★ […]
A massive thanks to everyone who came to our album launch on Saturday at the wonderfully atmospheric Winemakers Club under Holborn Viaduct. Jack Sharp, Marisa and Davy were amazing, as were Nigel of Bermondsey and his GentleFolk. Big thanks also to Rory Carlile and New Roots Promotions for organising. We could have sold out twice […]
Cambridge Folk Folk Festival was just great. Packed Club Tent and good crowd. Sidmouth Folk Week was a totally different vibe, again full house but no pole dancing (it was in a nightclub with a pole). Wilderness Festival was pretty crazy, a whole other world and one man’s bum sighting too many. They had this […]
Pleased to announce we’ve been commissioned (along with five other writers) to be based at the Phytology site throughout August & September, 2015. The project provides a space for writers to explores the cultural heritage of the site at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve through song and spoken text. More info here. We’re also playing at the site on […]
We’re about halfway through our festivals for this year, with More London at the Scoop, and two appearances at Leigh Folk Festival. We recently played Rhythmtree Festival on the Isle of Wight and had a fantastic reception on both the Marquee Stage for our main set, and the Unplugged Stage, of the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival. […]
From March to July 2015 this year, Woody took a break, and we stepped in to curate the line-ups for six amazing Tiller Flat Folk Clubs. Held in the hold of the full size replica Golden Hinde II, moored at London Bridge, these nights were full of atmosphere and packed with the best folk acts […]
We recently recorded sessions/interviews for: Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk on BBC Radio Shropshire BBC Essex Introducing with Ollie WB Merge Festival for Resonance FM Sometimes the shows come off-line, please let us know about dead links. Here’s Simon with Genevieve, looking pensive after a long drive, we packed a lot in that weekend.
We’ve done an interview with Tamsin Rosewell for Radio Warwickshire where we pick tunes and talk about our own tunes and the stories behind them. Here’s what Tamsin said: My Folk Show this week is a full-show interview with Stick in the Wheel. Although I adore the work of many groups, if I had to […]
Thanks to all who’ve been in touch privately and publicly about our Folk Award nominations. Your support really does mean a great deal to us. We met some nice people. We drank our one allocated drink. It also gave us the opportunity to watch some well-known people get drunk and behave questionably in front of […]
Folk Radio UK premiered the video for our track Hasp on their website. Filmed by Toby Amies, produced, edited and directed by Stick In the Wheel, you can watch it here.
Our new single is out now on Static Caravan. We had a few special collectors packs which sold out in 18 minutes, consisting of the 7″ plus a horsehair braid and individual customised medieval coin sourced from Essex ground, in a black handstamped card drawer. If you missed out on this one, make sure you […]
We’ve been nominated for two awards: Best Emerging Act (Horizon Award) and Best Traditional Track (Bedlam).
As surprise guests at the Bob Copper Centenary Event at Cecil Sharp House on Saturday, we had to keep our appearance a secret. Shirley Collins also made a special (and much more important) appearance, and there were loads of amazing people that it was an absolute honour to share a stage with – Heather Wood […]
Listen again to our session with Tom Robinson here, with release news and brand new track. We had a great time chatting and playing.
The Bones EP has its first award, and was announced last night on BBC Radio 3’s World on Three with Mary Ann Kennedy. Nice. Bedlam is also featured on the associated podcast, editor Ian Anderson said we’re “one of the most refreshing bands I’ve heard this year”.
We did a session for the legendary John Kennedy and his Xfm Xposure sessions. Music and interview, listen again here on our Soundcloud page. Recorded in London on 6 October 2014.
Here we are on the cover of next month’s fRoots magazine. There’s an interview inside as well:
Thanks to everyone to came to see us at the amazing FolkEast Festival, on the Broad Roots stage. So many people!
Thanks to Paul Collier and the Leigh Folk Festival team for our first Leigh appearance. Great also to meet and chat with Stephen Hunt, Brian Denny, Nancy Wallace, Diana Collier, Nidge Nice, Rosemary Lippard, Wouter, Keith and everyone else who came to see us.
Here’s the review from the latest issue of fRoots magazine. Nice. Also available online here. According to editor Ian Anderson, on his podcast, we’re “hottest new folk band for ages”. Listen to that here.
We recorded a session and interview with James Hodder for his Tin Can Review, it went out on 7th June 2014 and you can listen again here.
What you mean you didn’t stay up to hear us on BBC6Music at 2am? We were on the BBC Introducing mixtape. Then last week Tom Robinson played us on his Saturday night show, around 11.30pm.
We released our new Bones EP on the May Day Bank Holiday. The special edition Pipe Packs featuring 200 year old clay pipes from the Thames, customised with SITW artwork sold out within a couple of hours, but the limited run of CDs and T-shirts are up on our Bandcamp page. Reviews: Colin Irwin at […]
We’ve made the latest playlist here.
We did an interview for Spiral Earth, that you can read about here.
Diana Collier spoke to us for her Library of Aethers folk show on the Thames Delta’s radio station, Ship Full of Bombs. We also recorded a live session which you can listen to/download.
The nice people at Bandcamp asked us some questions, and we answered them.
This is Evie Ladin and Keith Terry who we supported last week at What’s Cookin’ at Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club. They’re over here from the US on a 3 week tour – do try and catch them, you won’t have seen anything like it. Appalachian clog dancing, old-time tunes, great singing and the most amazing body […]
Here’s Nygel introducing us at the Goose is Out, him and Sue liked us so much we’ve been asked back in April 2015 with a headline slot. The Ivy House is a beautiful community pub with preserved ballroom owned by the people. Jim Causley headed the night and said “what [we’re] doing is really important”. […]
The live session we did for Folk Radio UK is now up, and it’s had over 3000 listens in its first week. Find out more, and listen here.
Thanks to Angela, Eva and the Truck Store for putting us on at the festival, with Paula Ryan and George the Poet. Big up to Will Phipps for dropping by too. We also did a little intimate gig for Folk Modern at The Finsbury in Manor House. Lovely little boozer and massive respect to Pedro […]
Last week we played at the Nest Collective/EFDSS night, Folk Rising. For the first time in its eight year history, this event sold out, even though there were three bands instead of the usual four. The Trefusis hall at Cecil Sharp House is a really nice sounding room to play. Thanks to everyone who came […]
We’re on this weeks Bandcamp Weekly show, with a track from our second EP, Cuts. You can listen to the archived show here.
Our new EP is now available for free download/pay what you what. By popular demand we’ve added a physical release which is available for pre-order, and will ship 1 March 2014. Cuts is a collection of traditional tunes recently recorded for various radio shows and compilation CDs.