Woven Bird, an alt-pop band from Southampton, UK, have just released their new single Saw You In Two b/w A Curse Heaven Sent. It's folk music with a twist. Melodic on the outside, with smart chord changes on the inside. The lyrics deal with girl trouble, which isn't hard to guess when you look at the song titles. The protagonist sings about his wish to be a magician being able to Saw You In Two, when he addresses the subject of his desire. B-side A Curse Heaven Sent is a tune that could have been created by The Coral had they tried to channel The Smiths.
This is a band that manages to sound light and dark at the same time, carrying on the tradition of smart UK folk: great musicianship joining hands with lyrical prowess.
Matt Canning: vocals and guitar
Bilu Acharjee: bass
Dave Jones: guitar
Lewis Ford: guitar and banjo
Marc Crocker: drums
Saw You In Two b/w A Curse Heaven Sent is released on Folkwit Records.
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