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With a discography stretching back 15 years, Bristol songwriter Rachael Dadd’s glowing reputation in folk circles continues to blossom with the release of latest album Flux. Her debut for esteemed indie imprint Memphis Industries, the new album houses some of the multi-instrumentalist’s most creative and rewarding sounds yet; a bold full-band tapestry rife with inventive flourishes and unpredictable textures. Influenced by the fluidity of politics, the natural world and our own individual lives as well as time spent as a travelling musician in Japan, it’s also a record rooted in collaboration, with guests ranging from Portishead’s Jim Barr to regular cohorts Kate Staples and Rozi Plain of This Is The Kit.

As if her visit to Cobalt Studios on Thursday 30th January needed selling further, there’s also the dazzling prospect of an opening slot from local alt. cellist extraordinaire Ceitidh Mac. Now performing in a three-piece alongside percussionist/vibraphone player Will Hammond and the electronics of Jamie Cook, Welsh-born Newcastle-based artist Ceitidh MacLeod arrives off the back of a stellar year in which she’s unveiled two terrific singles (Rhythm and Bus Station) and embarked on an extensive November UK tour. Illuminating and adventurous, there’s no reason why 2020 can’t prove more fruitful still.

Rachael Dadd and Ceitidh Mac play Cobalt Studios, Newcastle on Thursday 30th January


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