This month we have taken on a genre that you may not be very aware of or have not spent much time listening to, modern folk. It's come a long way in the last decade or so and here's some of our favorites that we play when we are looking for an easier vibe for our day up in the hills.
Three bands for you to have a listen to. First up is Tuung. Formed in 2003, they come from London and are part of a genre called Folktronica, that as the name suggests is electronic folk music. It's a very easy, unconventional sound that is as creative as it is mellow. I'm going to recommend their 2018 album called "songs you make at night". It's a good introduction to the band and the genre. If you like it, there's lots more to delve into.
Next up, First Aid Kit. A Swedish duo with angelic harmonies. Sisters
Johanna and Klara Söderberg have been recording since 2012, but it wasn't until 2018 that they caught the attention of a global audience, their album from that year, Ruins, is superb. They also released an album this year entitled "Who by fire" which is a live tribute to Leonard Cohen.
Our last recommendation, another Scandanavian duo, Kings of Convenience. They come from Norway and have been around for a while now. They haven't made an album for 11 years, but their most recent piece entitled "Peace or Love" is well worth the wait.
Enjoy. We'll see you on the other side.