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Spooker Rekkids

Released: 07.02.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine disarmingly charming narrative-rich songs to entice you into the bleeding heart of the Spooker fold; DIY cottage industry Spooker is gathering a roster of quality artists to its HQ near the Tees. Serving up folk, country and northern, even rap. Acts that slow it all down and invite in a sugar rush of melody and melancholy.

You might recognise the compelling musical arrangements and sonic storytelling of Nel Unlit but there are new discoveries aplenty; Harriet Bradshaw reveals sense and sensitivity with strains of Joni Mitchell; I could add another golden thread from Mt. Misery to James Taylor; there are whispered ghosts in the rap from Faithful Johannes; icy gasps from Gamburtsevs; tumbling piano from Dymphna and quirk from Dilettante. Lovely.

 

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