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New Music: Fallingham Fair

Jo Cox


Formed in Birmingham at some point during 2010, two guys and a gal folk-pop trio Fallingham Fair have been doing pretty well for themselves recently. They’ve got a new second album, Songbook, which was released at the end of March to mounting acclaim. They’ve been featured on BBC Radio 6 Music and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, and they also performed on stages at the likes of Wychwood Festival, New Roots Folk Festival and Camden Rock last year.

The festival connection is an easy one, given that their strong three part vocal harmonies and simple guitar/piano backing blend to create a sound which is distinctly summery. That’s not to give the impression that they’re mundane easy listening tripe though, the band have been up to all sorts of fun and quirky stuff, and that desire to innovate and be creative comes across in their song writing.

In that vain they’ve also recorded a set of “Launderette Sessions”, which we performed over the course of just one day but in three different cities (Birmingham, Northampton and London), created a documentary about it, and have put together their latest release as a concept album looking at perceptions of music within popular culture. The rest of 2013 looks equally bright, with new tour dates soon to be announced.

You can buy the new album now on Bandcamp – fallinghamfair.bandcamp.com and keep up with other news, including dates of upcoming gigs, on their Facebook page – facebook.com/fallinghamfair