Introducing... Fallingham Fair

Since discovering Fallingham Fair's warming video 'Bring It Back Home', set in a variety of laundrettes, I've become hooked on the Birmingham trio's delightful blend of indie-folk. The band formed in 2010 off the back of a string of collaborative shows between Fred Claridge (Vocals, Guitar), Aoife McCauley (Vocals) and Tim Gilvin (Vocals, Keyboard). Their unique songwriting-styles and intimate well-controlled three part harmonies have quickly won over the likes of BBC Introducing and 6Music as well as being placed on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch playlist. The band regularly perform live and so far have clocked up an impressively diverse archive of shows including Wychwood Festival, New Roots Folk Festival and Camden Rock.

Speaking about their self-produced debut album ''Songbook'', the band say their songwriting duties were shared and that they wanted to display the common theme and idea of the many different 'meanings' music has, and the different emotions it carries to different people in different walks of life. I believe this to be true as ''Songbook'' demonstrates a well executed use of dynamics combined with honest lyricism and intricate vocal phrasings. This contributes to creating a sentimental element hard to come by in modern indie-folk which really sets them apart from the norm. 

''Songbook'' is available now on iTunes (go get it!)

FOR FANS OF // Of Monsters and Men, The Lumineers, Ben Howard

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