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“It’s the chorus that holds this track for me. Just the right side of saccharin. The honesty and emotive qualities really shine through and subsequently the basic nature of the recording is charming “ Tom Robinson BBC 6Music, review on Freshnet. Tom is also playing our track on his show 8th April ! Our first national airplay !
(Here is a buy link for When It Rains : http://www.hmvdigital.com/artist/the-folk/when-it-rains )
BBC Three Counties Playlist recently ( w/c 12th March 2012 ) "The Folk... like that.. i think it's a little bit Kate Bush-ey..." Simon Lederman
"This is by The Folk who are superb, by the way, and I know I get paid to say it... but this band, I think, could be huge and they are on twitter... you can follow them @thefolkuk......have a listen and see if you think they are going to be as big as I think they could be...." Ben Jones
Ronnie Barbour "you'll love this, this is great... can it be my record of the week ? can I play it every day ?"

106jackFM playlist, breakfast show with Steve Folland, who has been playing it every day - looking forward to going back into see Steve on release day - 12th April.
lovely lovely local music from The Folk. I sat on youtube watching their video last night cos I just really, really like that.. it's good isn't it, yes, they are very talented... the chorus keeps popping in to my head, I was pushing Fraser on the swings to that, to the rhythmn of that chorus, it just keeps coming back into my head !

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Sue Marchants had us on air for 40 mins, from 8.20pm, on weds 13th March - had such fun with her and her batty questions!
The Folk, are here ... enjoying yourselves.. I think within you there is a little bit of treasure here and I am just really honoured that you have been on my show to unleash yourselves on the Eastern Counties - let's hope you're going to be putting some jewels in the crown of the eastern Counties....
They were brilliant, they don't need instruments, there aren't many professionals that could do that..

They were a breath of fresh air, I don't mind telling you that !

We now have a website, so do visit us on www.thefolk.co.uk or on our facebook page :http://www.facebook.com/thefolkuk

Excited to be playing at the Natural History Museum 29th June, at their first musical ' lates' event ! Standon Calling, 3rd August, Rhythms of the World. July 14th ( Icehouse stage ) AND 15th, opening the Nettlebed stage on the sunday ! come and see us there !
Also delighted to be asked to play Rhythms Festival, Shuttteworth, Bedfordshire. Sunday 26th August 1.15. And Strawberry Fair and The Alternative Escape, Brighton... and... here they all are :
Upcoming gigs and significant dates

3rd Feb – BBC Three Counties Radio, 7 – 8 pm. click on this link if you are out of our area :www.bbc.co.uk/threecounties
7th Feb - Ralph Sadleir Middle School, Herts Songwriter 2012 Ambassadors Assembly and performance
9th Feb - The Old White Horse, Baldock
13th Feb - Doc Martens - choosing some funky footwear kindly donated by our first ' sponsor ' YAY !
14th Feb - Photo shoot
15th Feb - Recording new material
16th Feb - Interview on YOR Radio, Hitchin and evening : The Half Moon Pub, Bishops Stortford,
17th Feb - Interview on Crush Radio, Hatfield
24th Feb - Herts Songwriter / After Dark gig -Bowes Lyon, Stevenage
2nd March - The Golden Hind, Cambridge
8th March - Photo shoot and feature in SHOUT magazine - out on release day
9th March - Club 85, Hitchin
13th March - Interview ' the sticks ' magazine
15th March - University of Hertfordshire 2pm
17th March - The Orange Tree, Baldock
21st March - Duncombe School, Ambassadors for Herts Music Service
22nd March - The Forum, Hatfield, opening for Chantel Mcgregor !
23rd March - The Troubadour, Earls Court, London
25th March - Hertford Corn Exchange 5pm, free entry, all ages
29th March - Chauncy School, Ware
30th March - Spring Fest, Meldreth
10th April - The Boot, Histon, Cambridge
3pm, Interview at Dead Swanky, Hertford by Best of Hertford
11th April - Sue Dougans show, BBC Radio Cambridge midday
12th April - Digital release via Ditto Music, ' When It Rains'
106 jack FM interview with steve folland - on air 7.40 and 8.10
SHOUT magazine on the shelves
18th April - Filmed performing two tracks and interview by The Davenport Collection, London
26th April - The Half Moon, Bishops Stortford.
2nd May - We love Pop magazine, one of four new featured girl bands
6th May - Hertford Corn Exchange
11th May - Buntingford Community Event, The Bury. 8pm
12th May - The Alternative Escape, Brighton

25th May - Summer Ball, University of Hertfordshire
26th May - provisional gig at Northampton University
31st May- BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Sue Marchants show, evening
1st June - Supporting The Floe at The High Barn, Great Bardfield
2nd June - Strawberry Fair, Cambridge
3rd June - Waterford Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
4th June - Buntingford Jubilee Celebrations
8th June - Hitchin Jubilee Celebrations by the river
9th June - Letchworth Balstock Fundraiser
20th June - Undersolo, London
23rd June - The Last Witch, Walkern Hall
28th June - The Red Lion, Biggleswade
29th June - The Natural History Museum 8pm

7th July - Edwinstree Fete
14th and 15th July - Rhythms of the World Festival, Hitchin.
25th July - The Junction, Cambridge
28th July - Cambridge Folk Festival
29th July - Benslow Musical Family Picnic, Hitchin and later at The Engine, Baldock
3rd August - Standon Calling
5th August - Rock at the Castle, Hertford
25th August, The Nugget, Coventry, supporting The Fallows
26th August - Rhythms Festival, Old Warden, Bedfordshire
31st August - Lodestar festival, Nr Cambridge
8th September - Woodfest, Hatfield Forest then onto Balstock
25th September - OXJAM Bedford
26th October - Live gig at BBC 3CR, evening show

Lovely interview and feature by FAME magazine :
http://fameonline.co.uk/2012/02/meet-the-love-child-of-mumford-sons-and-lily-allen-the-folk/

'When it Rains ' and ' Stay' has been given 'The Cream Room' treatment, and we are really excited by the results of hours spent multi tracking ! ( and some heated debate about how we wanted it to sound )....
Were really chuffed when JACK 106FM wrote ' great ! Beautiful vocals - the whole mix is spot on - great single'

'Better than us ( Miss Havisham )' is the first track we wrote together in April 2011. It was inspired by our English GCSE coursework ! We love performing it, it is such a fun track. Hope you like it !
'Stay' is a more recent track, a gorgeous ballad with a strong fiddle solo. We recorded these two tracks as part of our 5 track debut EP titled 'Dressed Up' ( available to buy for £5 , contact us via facebook or thefolk@live.co.uk. )
'Dressed Up' is the title track on our debut EP and is a lighthearted, joyful, upbeat track.
'Outside' is a slightly more thought provoking, reflective track. It is our 'almost a capella' three part harmony ballad, triggered by the distressing anxiety disorder, agoraphobia. It is our current favourite track, the harmonies make the hairs on the back of our necks stand up !! hope you like it too :)
The tracks were recorded live at The Cream Room Recording Studio and had to be done in one take, as they were live, so no dubbing or editing opportunities !
Which one do you like best ?

We are working on four new tracks at the moment, Northern Boy, Here come the Creeps, Wait Forever and Disco Ball Bra - the latter of these is on here, pub recording, but worth it just the same !! Wait Forever is on youtube - type in thefolkuk
We would very interested to hear from you and will reply personally to everyone.
Thanks :)
The Folk ( Lucy, Rose, Lauren and Sam )

Things people have written or said about us :
“Hailed as the female Mumford and Sons, this young girl group will blow you away.. "One to watch out for. 10/10" Micky Pallant

The Folk, they’re great ! I saw them at the Corn Exchange a couple of months ago, they are fantastic, they are really good. Four really nice young girls and they’re really good players as well and they write their own stuff. They do a few covers too and I think they’re going places. They’re doing real good’ Chas Hodges ( of Chas of Dave ) 19th Dec live on JACK 106 FM

“You know when you hear a band and you think ‘there’s no reason why they shouldn’t make it ?’. I feel that way about The Folk” Steve Folland ( Breakfast DJ on JACK 106FM ) 21st dec. 2011.

Really great watching you perform. I can't believe how professional you all are. I could just tell as you were getting set up that you totally know what your all doing. I know musicians twice your age and they don't know half of what you do.

"A wonderful band that appeared as if from nowhere. I feel honoured to have hosted them at my own acoustic night."
Matt Coston, findanopenmic.com

At a time when the X Factor is peddling music as a by-product of the celebrity machine, it’s refreshing to see and hear real music made with real instruments, coming out of Hertford in the shape of The Folk. A little bit Mumford & Sons, a little bit Fleet Foxes but very much themselves; driving their own brand of Folk-pop originals and covers. Go and see these girls, you won’t fail to be in thrall to their honest, uplifting performance. Richard Pearse, Token Female

Bit of band biog information from the Press release !

:Young,passionate,and vibrant, The Folk are an exciting new Herts based four piece girl group. They flourish their uke’s, fiddle, mandolin and drum to generate an uplifting quirky vibe.
Formed in 2011and having played countless gigs in Herts and London – at least one a week, the prolific singer songwriting partnership that is The Folk are excited to be self releasing two singles, an EP and their debut album, all in 2012, paid out of the proceeds of busking !
Described as the lovechild of Florence and Mumford with a dash of Lily Allen, THE FOLK are passionately blurring the traditional lines of folk with an infusion of intelligent acoustic pop.
An appealing combination of accessible songwriting - a collaborative effort with often complex arrangements and intricate key changes aided by talented performances; their challenging vocal lines and frequent harmonies blend with the evidence of their musical backgrounds : regular instrument changes - fiddle, banjolele, mandolin, five different types of ukulele, guitars and floor Tom currently star in their repertoire ! The result ? sumptuous, lyrical melody lines topped by catchy choruses and gorgeous harmonies.

Thanks for your interest :)
let us know what you think of our music ....
love, The Folk ( Rose, Lauren, Lucy and Sam )

The Folk The Folk, Hertford, Britain (UK)

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  • Limited release studio EP ' Wait Forever' 6 tracks, 20.28 The Folk on July 05, 2012 16:05

    1. 1. The Folk - Wait Forever 4.06 1157 plays
    2. 2. The Folk - Stay 3.50 1745 plays
    3. 3. The Folk - Outside - Live acoustic 3.01 1318 plays
    4. 4. The Folk - Here come the Creeps 3.42 813 plays
    5. 5. The Folk - When it Rains 3.24 3788 plays
    6. 6. The Folk - Disco Ball Bra 2.24 550 plays
  • When It Rains Mixes - Folked Up ! 6 tracks, 25.30 The Folk on May 27, 2012 07:18

    1. 1. The Folk - When it Rains 3.24 3788 plays
    2. 2. When it Rains - (MagicMann Ambient Remix) 3.50 1299 plays
    3. 3. When It Rains - The Folk (Fungalore Remix) 5.27 158 plays
    4. 4. When It Rains - The Folk (Drastic Remix) 4.41 255 plays
    5. 5. When It Rains - The Folk (DeletionComplete Remix) 4.07 142 plays
    6. 6. When It Rains - The Folk (Fold Remix) 4.00 183 plays

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