Flaming June will be releasing a new album - Hope in a Jar - in Autumn 2021. This follows 9 EPs. Previous releases, "Freedom's Fairytale for Girls" won praise from Eve Ensler and "Rumpelstiltskin" received air play on Tom Robinson's show on BBC6 Music and the FATEA Magazine award winning EP from 2011 'Nerves of Steel'. Louise recorded, mixed and produced the album during the lockdowns on 2020/21 having enrolled in the Home Recording Academy to learn music production skills.
On January 1st 2011 , FATEA Magazine announced out of the blue that the EP ' Nerves of Steel ' was their EP of the year.
"Nerves Of Steel" is one heck of an EP over the course of five tracks it runs the gamut of folk, folk rock and acoustic pop, pausing briefly to dabble in the worlds of rockabilly/skiffle.Flaming June write strong songs that can go really deep addressing social issues and emotional blackmail and then switch to something that has a lighter almost jokier feel.. A glorious combination of shade and texture, delightful.
Maverick Magazine "This quartet led by singer-songwriter Louise Hamilton on vocals and guitar, bring a contemporary vibrancy to the somewhat staid traditional English folk music."
"Catchy...addictive and also rather dark....a truly brilliant band, I hope to hear more from them" Bliss Aquamarine (fanzine www.blissaquamarine.net)
"Next up were Flaming June who absolutely blew me away. Indie rock with a strong dash of folk plus angry female vocals, dark intelligent songs with plenty of punch....absolutely ace" Drowned in Sound
"during their half-hour set Flaming June did little less than completely command the Boat Race stage" Aboutthemusic.com
"We really enjoyed your set last night, Thanks. You're definitely all madder than a box of frogs, Thats a big plus in our book" -High Barn Folk Club - Oct 2010
Great British Life.com
“It’s hard to define Flaming June – the phrase indie/folk only begins to cover it. They are also rhythm-driven and full of energy, blending classical training with a rock attitude, and they were on fire at last night’s Hidden Rooms gig”
My dad rocks fanzine
“As usual from this Cambridge/Newmarket alternative folk band, the tracks evoke a passion and urgency which is missing in much of today's music. That's not to say their music is not commercial but it's obvious that the music comes from the heart rather than popular formulaic writing
The EP is astonishingly good with the promise of great things to come. Louise has been writing songs since a child and with her heartfelt lyrics and catchy choruses may she never stop"
Flaming June have supported Eliza Carthy, 6 Day Riot, Moulettes, Ed Sheeran, John Otway, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Ellen & The Escapades, TV Smith, Uk Subs, Blyth Power, My Drug Hell, Patricia Vonne and more.
Gigs in London and East Anglia include The Monarch & The Dublin Castle (Camden) Lodestar Festival, Ely Folk Festival, Cambridge Rock Festival, The Strawberry Fair Cambridge, The High Barn, Stowfest and Ipswich Music Day.
Louise has self-funded and released five EPs on her own record label Anchoress Records.
Bad Dreams 2002
Bright Shiny Things 2003
Under My Skin 2010 - available on iTunes/Amazon etc
Nerves of Steel 2011 - available on iTunes/Amazon etc
She is currently working on her 6th EP with sound engineer Rob Toulson, percussionist Paul Richards and guest musicians. The EP will be released in 2013.
Previous musicians Louise has worked with include :
Richard Hamilton, Brian Jones, Jayne O'Hara, Hannah White, Steve Scott, Jim, Fritz, Lorna Teifholz, Nicky, Helen Lake, Chris Wilson, David Tiplady, Andrew Dance, Franco Caprio, Diane Llewelyn, Ozzy Phil, Steve Calder, Clare Calder.