"Lush instrumentation, intelligent poetic lyrics, and a haunting vocal that seems to have arrived via the Elizabeth Fraser school of celestial beauty prove Bridie Jackson and The Arbour are something rather special indeed."
- Andy Von Pip, Team Freshnet
"This could quite easily soundtrack a scene from something as similarly layered as Game of Thrones. It’s beautiful yet bleak and has an otherworldly air that’s all their own."
Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, one of the UK's most gifted bands, and Glastonbury Emerging Talent Winners, released their highly anticipated second album, New Skin, on 5th May 2014.
Produced by Mick Ross, ‘New Skin’ is a whirlwind of song-writing prowess, as the band’s trademark melancholy strings and joyful rich harmonies intertwine to form a uniquely ethereal collection of haunting yet powerful songs.
Turbulent and often heart chilling lyrics collide with melodic soundscapes, endearing the listener with tales of warmth, woe and wonder. The album caresses you with stark and simple story telling, navigating through the wonder of life’s great highs and lows.
"Blissful" - Lauren Laverne, 6 Music
"An evocative, inimitable sound" - Tipping Point
Newcastle based four-piece Bridie Jackson and The Arbour are an eclectic group of folk-influenced musicians. Hauntingly ethereal, yet fused with dark and powerful undertones; this eccentric ensemble inject contradictions galore, with their union of bright melody and sombre lyricism.
Bridie Jackson and The Arbour are “a midnight dark yet airily bright breath of fresh folkish air”
"Bridie Jackson and The Arbour are refreshingly unpretentious and movingly soulful"
- The Telegraph
2013 saw the band receive awards from Arts Council England, Help Musicians UK and City Music Foundation, secure radio play on BBC 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 Music, including live sessions for Dermot O’Leary, R4’s Loose Ends and R3’s In Tune, and perform on multiple stages at the legendary Glastonbury Festival, having beaten over 8,000 contenders to win the 2013 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition.
Recording of the album was supported by a Help Musicians UK Emerging Excellence Award (helpmusicians.org.uk) and City Music Foundation (citymusicfoundation.org).
Recorded at Blast Recording Studios, Newcastle.
Produced by Mick Ross
Engineered by Mark Broughton
Mastered by John Davis at Metropolis.
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