Album review.

Artist : The Fireside Family.
Title : The Fireside Family.
Label : private release (2018)

OK, so we’ve got Lazarus Carpenter to thank for bringing these guys to our attention – he told us that we’d love them and he was right !
The Fireside Family are based in Llandridnod Wells and……they’re a real family ! Unbelievably, mother. son & daughter : Amanda, Sky & Lorien Clark whose harmonies blend deliciously in their original songs are a delight to listen to.
The songs are well structured with some of the most beautiful and delicate melodies ever written – with deceptively simple-sounding arrangements which lift this album up way above it’s contemporaries. The playing is faultless throughout and long after the album has finished there’s still echoes of the tracks swimming around inside your head a sure sign of a hit record !
This could be the album to get alternative folk into the mainstream – you heard it here ! Remember that.

Tracks : Swenio / Why I’m wrong / Anyway / Confusion / Elen of the ways / Fool’s errand / Come to me / Left behind / Who are you / Words water.

Welsh Connections Live present The Fireside Family at Swansea’s Cinema & Co on September 21st – tickets are available from Derrick’s Records and direct from Cinema & Co’s website.