Brighton-based folk duo release their debut album, 'Turn to Fray'.
The duo’s sound is based around Laura Ward’s powerful leading vocal and Adam Ronchetti’s vibrant acoustic guitar and pulsing cajon to which they add flute, percussion and shruti drones, building each song to rousing effect. Their set combines re-interpretations of traditional folk songs with original, self-penned material.
Ken Brown of FATEA Magazine said of Hickory Signals “Like stepping back into a bygone age, both in terms of musicality and atmosphere…. Laura Ward does indeed have a lovely voice… almost a slightly more melodious Maddy Prior…”
Hickory Signals will launch their debut album, Turn to Fray, with a full band show at the Brunswick on Sunday 18 Nov. The duo will be joined by Tom Pryor on violin, Scott Smith (Porchilight Smoker) on banjo, Amy Squirrell (The Captains Beard) on cello, Phil Ward (The Galleons) on bass and Debs Stacey (Shady Grove) on backing vocals.
The album was mixed by Ian Carter, mastered by Lowland Masters and will be released through GF*M Records and Proper Distribution.
Support from Jinnwoo, who the Independent called "the most singular new folk talent I've heard in some time" 4/5
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