Wildwood Kin should need no introduction to readers of Red Guitar Music as we recently featured the Exeter trio and their upcoming contribution to the new Seth Lakeman album and tour. This is just part of what looks like being a very busy 2016 for the girls as on September 2nd they will release a single 'Warrior Daughter' and a video of the track is now available.Their touring plans also include shows with US act The Oh Hellos. Please read on to check out the video, those upcoming dates and all things Wildwood Kin.
The video sees Wildwood Kin exploring an alluringly haunting, abandoned building set deep within the forest. The rich history that seeps from the grand building, and the perils that lay within its walls, reflect the song’s stirring themes.
‘Warrior Daughter’ is a call-to-action for female empowerment and tells the story of a passionate mother sending her daughter into battle as a headstrong leader and foreboding force.
The mystical harmonies of Wildwood Kin – sisters Beth and Emillie Key and Cousin Meghann Loney – seduce the soul whilst stirring the heart, alongside the driving rhythms of strings and percussion. The track is taken from their forthcoming EP, which is produced by Jamie Evans (Mexicolas) and mixed by Brad Spence (Radiohead, Passenger, Coldplay, Alt J).
‘Warrior Daughter’ is the first taste of new music from the trio since 2015’s Salt Of The Earth EP, which achieved substantial success at BBC Introducing and Radio 2 and the track ‘Hold On’ is now approaching one and a half million plays on Spotify after being added to the Spotify Acoustic Afternoon Playlist.
Wildwood Kin were shortlisted for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards last year and recently played the BBC Introducing showcase at The Phoenix, Exeter as part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend as well as headlining the BBC Introducing stage at Somersault festival last summer.
Wildwood Kin tour extensively and recently completed a headline tour in the picturesque settings of the Alps at the start of the year. Not resting on their laurels, the band have been playing across the UK recently, including a number of performances at Glastonbury, with Larmer Tree Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and many more upcoming as they prepare for the release of their new EP later this year.
The trio have also captured the hearts of iconic modern folk star Seth Lakeman and production extraordinaire Ethan Johns (Kings Of Leon, Joe Cocker, Laura Marling), who have enlisted Wildwood Kin’s heart-warming harmonies throughout Lakeman’s forthcoming new album. The trio will be playing with Seth Lakeman on his headline tour at the end of the year.
Wildwood Kin will also be heading out as the supporting act for critically acclaimed Texan duo The Oh Hellos on their UK tour next month, which features a London show at Bush Hall on August 17th.
WILDWOOD KIN LIVE DATES
03/08 – Sidmouth Folk Festival, Sidmouth
10/08 – Creation Fest, Wadebridge
12/08 – Electric Circus, Edinburgh (supporting The Oh Hellos)
13/08 – Centre For Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (supporting The Oh Hellos)
14/08 – The Cluny, Newcastle (supporting The Oh Hellos)
15/08 – Brudenell Social Rooms, Leeds (supporting The Oh Hellos)
16/08 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester (supporting The Oh Hellos)
17/08 – Bush Hall, London (supporting The Oh Hellos)
19/08 – Beautiful Days Festival, Ottery St. Mary
26/08 – The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington
09/09 - Redruth Regents Theatre (supporting Seth Lakeman)
23/09 - The Factory, Barnstaple (supporting Seth Lakeman)
28/09 – Looe Festival, Looe
08/11 – RNCM, Manchester (supporting Seth Lakeman)
09/11 - Cheltenham Town Hall (supporting Seth Lakeman)
10/11 – Bridport Electric Parade, Bridport (supporting Seth Lakeman)
11/11 – New Theatre, Portsmouth (supporting Seth Lakeman)
12/11 - Octagon Theatre (supporting Seth Lakeman)
13/11 - Corn Exchange, King’s Lynn (supporting Seth Lakeman)
30/11 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge (supporting Seth Lakeman))
01/12 – St George’s Church, Brighton (supporting Seth Lakeman)
02/12 – Town Hall, Birmingham (supporting Seth Lakeman)
03/12 – Derngate, Northampton (supporting Seth Lakeman)
04/12 – Oxford Town Hall, Oxford (supporting Seth Lakeman)
06/12 – Philharmonic, Liverpool (supporting Seth Lakeman)
07/12 – Sage, Gateshead (supporting Seth Lakeman)
08/12 - Winding Wheel, Chesterfield (supporting Seth Lakeman)
09/12 – Colston Hall, Bristol (supporting Seth Lakeman)
10/12 – St Mary’s Church, Ashford, Kent (supporting Seth Lakeman)
11/12 – Open, Norwich (supporting Seth Lakeman)
13/12 – Union Chapel, London (supporting Seth Lakeman)
14/12 – G Live, Guildford (supporting Seth Lakeman)
15/12 – Theatre, Malvern (supporting Seth Lakeman)
16/12 - Lighthouse, Poole (supporting Seth Lakeman)
17/12 – Cathedral, Exeter (supporting Seth Lakeman)
18/12 – Arts Centre, Warwick (supporting Seth Lakeman)