A Welsh band who certainly know how to create a beautiful sound all of their own, Wicket are turning heads at BBC Radio Wales with their instrumental take on ambient post-rock. Their new album, ‘A Way To Leave Their World Behind’, is a journey through the possibilities that are opened up when not relying on lyrics for structure, sometimes heavy, sometimes light – always good.
Comprising 7 epic, sprawling tracks, the album is available for stream and download from BandCamp, and we highly recommend you give it a listen – if you like what you hear, you can find them on the road in the UK in May. Visit http://projectwicket.co.uk/ for all the details. If you’re a promoter, the band are also still looking to add to this tour, so get in touch at the website.
A Norwegian singer songwriter who is so far flying a bit under the radar, Nuborg deserves a lot more plautits than she’s getting, as evidenced by the title track to her new album, ‘Sliding Off the Edge of the World’:
Patient, considered and brilliantly constructed, this song perfectly sums up the album of which it is a part. Throughout last year, this single and eight others were released over the months, each building to the release of the full album in early 2015. And now the album is out on iTunes, the collection of the songs altogether makes the impact of each track all the more impressive.
It’s a nine song LP that really shows that we don’t have to be satisfied with the big labels’ output. All independently produced and released, this is truly great music that you won’t hear on the radio (though you should).
Even better, Nuborg (aka Gunhild Nyborg) comes to England this week for a first ever live show with her band. Get along to The Islington in London to see what all the fuss is about.