Following from a joyous previous events in 2012 and 2014 we collaboratively bring you, by popular demand, Unearthed In A Field 2015. Got a hankering for some sensational musical performances while you enjoy your festival weekend, whether you’re on a luxury camping UK break or planning to sleep under the stars? There’s 15 artists Unearthed In A Field have set to perform you don’t want to miss!
Check them out below!
Hailing from London town, this is Shanty: ‘stomping bass, soulful hooks and party vibes’, with cross influences ranging from Soul, Electronic and Hip Hop embedded in the shanty sound.
Already championed by reggae don David Rodigan of BBC Radio 1 Xtra, the eclectic outfit’s modern twist on classic roots reggae has seen them appear at prestigious UK music festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Secret Garden Party, Leopallooza & dozens more. They’ve shared the stage with genre-mates The Skints, Prince Fatty and Neville Staple of The Specials, who they kicked off their 2013 tour supporting.
Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a West African Griot family. Breaking away from tradition, she is a modern day pioneer in an ancient, male-dominated hereditary tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries.
The story of Jodie Marie starts off something like a joke – “man walks into a pub…” – and ends up like a fairy-tale. It’s the kind of thing that only happens in films, or dreams. But happen it did, and here she is, the brightest new star of 2012, already. After all, outrageous fortune often happens to those with outrageous talent.
Reared in the wilds of St. Davids in Pembrokeshire, Little Arrow bottle up the spirit of their natural surroundings and transpose it into an edgy grunge-folk cocktail. Built around the delicately varied songwriting of William Hughes, their two LPs Music, Mask and Poems (2011) and Wild Wishes (2013) echo the sound of campfires on late-night beaches, stormy waves crashing against rocky coasts and a sense of ethereal yearning.
Georgia Ruth is a bilingual singer, songwriter and harpist from Aberystwyth in West Wales.
In May 2013, she released her debut album – Week of Pines – on Gwymon Records. Recorded and produced by David Wrench over six days last August at Snowdonia’s Bryn Derwen studios, the record has received enthusiastic praise. From the motorik drive of the title track, to darker Eno-like arrangements, the stark joyfulness of a Welsh sea shanty, or the more wistful folk ballads: this is a varied and intriguing collection of songs.
Fofoulah (Sound System)
Fofoulah is a London-based group mixing Senegalese voice and West African rhythms with dub basslines, sci-fi synths, raw guitars and intense grooves featuring members of Juju, Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters, Irok and Red Snapper. With members from Senegal, UK and The Gambia, Fofoulah blend genres and cultures to create a sound which is unique in the UK music scene.
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Formed of sibling trio – Elan, Marged and Gwilym Rhys from Snowdonia, North Wales in the summer of 2012, Plu (meaning Feathers in Welsh) play alternative Welsh language folk music with hints of country/ Americana, with close 3 part harmonies being a back-bone to their varied set. As well as their own material, Plu play adaptations of traditional songs of Welsh and other origins.
Taylor & Marie
The Tilt The Moon EP reflects a friendship and musical partnership of two outstanding artists in their fields.
Jodie Marie and Samuel Taylor may be young, but they have an image of the past from second hand vinyl and internet sourced videos when musicians “got together to play music just because they loved sharing the stage with another artist and it worked really well with that person, like Johnny Cash & June Carter, Bob Dylan & Joan Baez”, Marie says.
Singer-songwriter Nayfe Slusjan has taken his personal style of alt-folk to a new level, focusing through the prism of his latest band, Valleyers.
From the delicate first conception of the track ‘Kicking Cans’ to the melodic courage of ‘Parlour’, Valleyers own a dynamic energy that has instantly captured the music industry’s imagination. Tom Robinson gave Valleyers their first national radio play on BBC Radio 6 Music, featuring a live version of ‘Epilogue’ to fans via his BBC Introducing Mixtape. Other home/live recordings have received numerous plays on local radio station BBC Radio Wales, with Huw Stephens, Bethan Elfyn and Adam Walton all championing the band’s musical endeavors.
Husband and wife led group. Original songs from a broad influence of world music traditions brought into a folk/rock band setting, with an emphasis on the great band sounds of 1969-74.
Live band Bleep Test merge jazz, house, rock and techno. Lyrical sax lines lay on a bed of synth injected grooves.
Since releasing his debut album ‘As Time Stands Still’ in 2013 Jimmy has relentlessly toured solo around the country. Recently he has been on tour supporting Joan Armatrading, including sets at the Barbican in London, as well as several high profile theatres around the UK. He is now heading out on the road on his own in preparation for the release of his second album.
Get two free downloads at www.jimmybrewermusic.com
Coming from Pembrokeshire in West Wales where Jess has been lucky enough to live all her life in a land of crashing waves, rugged cliffs, mirrored pools, twisting oaks, windswept thorn and peeping primrose. After many years performing and creating with her guitar she has now found her dream instrument in the Celtic lever harp. She plays a Telor model, made at Telynau Teifi, The Harp Centre of Wales in Llandysul.
Los Pulpos Del Diablo
A mystic beast rarely seen, its origin a mystery. Once its tentacles wrap around ‘Unearthed Festival’, there is a connection to the fabric, dancing and a lot of good vibes.
Two Rivers – Ravi and Adrian Freedman
The Two Rivers project is an acoustic duo with Justin (Ravi) Freeman, who plays the West African kora and open-tuned steel string guitar. Ravi is also an accomplished throat singer. In the Two Rivers duo Adrian plays shakuhachi as well as Celtic flutes, oktav-guitar and Japanese koto (horizontal zither). Both musicians also sing and play a variety of percussion including udu, balafon, temple bowls and cahon.