When hot, Paris-based Fierce Flowers, issued their 2020 Mirador album it stimulated a frenzy of media interest and a huge amount of exposure in the UK. Julia Zech’s vocals featured and she had written a large number of the album’s killer tracks. When differences led to a split, she turned all of her attention on the Cologne-based outfit Stereo Naked, with whom she had performed for several years.
Of the band’s latest album BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe told listeners: “I do like this music!” and AmericanaUK predicted: “This album will establish them as your new favourite band.” The full five-piece line-up will be performing.
World-roving troubadors, Rain Of Animals, a richly euphonious collaboration between Pepita Emmerichs (Oh Pep!) and Theodore Barnard (Wire & Wool) grew from their love of all things mandolin, fiddle, guitar, harmony vocals, bluegrass, old-time and swing. After meeting in a Melbourne bar in 2018 they have continued to perform, write and tour together.