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Released: 24.03.23







This is an album that disregards genre; tinged with folk, bluegrass and Americana, Celebrants feels like a wild ride, undulating through themes and tempo, with callbacks peppered throughout, adding to the record’s charm. The title track is a huge affair, with Chris Thile’s mandolin shining against his vocal, yet the ever changing nature of the record sees Sara Watkins take over vocal duties on the likes of Thinnest Wall and inject a hefty dose of Americana into proceedings.

Celebrants is a powerful and exciting record, coming to a crescendo with the riotous New Blood and then the wonderfully positive Failure Isn’t Forever. Nickel Creek show off incredible talents throughout these deeply textured songs that ooze passion – a truly exceptional album.


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