RR: Three years since their last album, following the birth of their son, and over a decade since the release of their debut as the song writing partnership behind hotly-tipped southeast London indie-folk pioneers Indigo Moss, the duo have produced yet another beautifully crafted and delicately delivered gem that will delight fans old and new.
The duo, now residents of Hastings, have earned a reputation for doing things slightly differently over the years. Having toured in tin tabernacle churches, village halls, workingman’s clubs and by canal boat, not to mention quitting a buzz band on the brink of stardom, they chose a different route entirely. Leaving the bright lights of London behind them in favour of a more DIY approach away from the city, Fair Lady London reflects both a change in environment and mentality.
Likewise, the recording is anything but simple. When we say ‘studio album’ it couldn’t be that straightforward. Having worked with legendary producer Ethan Johns on their last outing Expatriot (2015) Fair Lady London sees them return to the Tascam 246 4-track cassette recorder on which they recorded their 2012 offering La Ferme De Fontenaille in a barn in the Loire, however this time finding a quiet corner of a castle in the rolling valleys of East Sussex.
Former members of Danny And The Champions of the World, the album sees them joining forces with Danny George Wilson once again, signing to his and Del Day’s Maiden Voyage Recording Co. label. This follows album releases on such distinctive labels as Heavenly and Loose.
Fair Lady London marks the latest chapter in the journey of two of the UK's brightest stars. ‘We always said we’d do five albums as a duo, like Simon and Garfunkel'. laughs Hannah-Lou. 'Maybe this is the last one, but we always say that.'
Previous press quotes –
‘’Heads down, no-nonsense, straight-talking folk’n’roll’’
Mojo album review for Expatriot, 2015
‘’there’s so much harmony here you forget about how discordant everything else is outside of the beautiful world they have built’’
NME live review, The Social, London, 2011
‘’..delicate but earthy, their songs are reminiscent of 60s folk-rock bands such as Fairport Convention, as well as Bob Dylan in his more reflective moments’’
‘’their vocals interweave through the barbed irony verses, has that same English folk music leafy dankness of Nick Drake’’