Saltburn’s finest songsmith Alex Ellis (Our Man In The Field) launches his new album “Gold On The Horizon” on Decor Records at Cluny2. With his full band that includes Henry Senior (pedal steel, dobro), Greg Bishop (drums, harmonies), Raul Biancardi (synth) and Luke Ydstie (bass) they’ll be playing a winning combination of indie-folk and Americana with significant soulful country vibes akin to the likes of Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice and Lambchop. OMITF move up to a new level with ‘Gold On The Horizon’ & songs that range from the raw and barren ‘Come Back To Me’ – which showcases Ellis’ soulful vocal harmonies and a sparse arrangement of acoustic guitar and pedal steel – to the spacious mirror ball slow-dance of ‘Go Easy’, and the full, desert noir feel that runs throughout the album..
Our good friend from Otley Yorkshire, Serious Sam Barrett has a new album out too. So we took it as a perfect chance to bring Sam up to toon again. “A Drop Of the Morning Dew” is Sam Barrett’s 8th Solo album and was recorded live at the famous “Bacca Pipes” Folk club in Keighley in January 2023. The album contains material drawn from Sam’s 20 years of touring and writing songs as well as two previously unreleased tracks.