Sparrows, Potatoes, Workshops, Ladies


My friend H plays in a band called Echolocation, mainly in the Leicester area. Recently they supported Sparrow And The Workshop who have had two well received albums including Spitting Daggers, out earlier this year. He recommended them to me, both live and on disc, in fulsome terms. And who can deny a band so well dressed and with twin moustaches? They do a kind of alt-folk-rock noir, old time music and old time instrumentation, and it works really well. There’s some rockier numbers among the dark folk but I had to go for this song, the true story of King Louis XV’s fourteen year old Irish mistress.

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