Thank Folk It’s Friday…Silences, Reverieme, Marti West

Friday is not always about the party.  You don’t have to be loud to be heard so if you want something softer, here are some new songs to get your folk on…

Northern Ireland band Silences have just released new single “There’s a Wolf” in advance of third EP Luna, out April 15.

It opens gently with acoustic guitar and whispered, breathy vocals in the vein of Maximilian Hecker, but there’s a hint of quirkiness in the air which progresses as the song builds. Harmonies and drums get more noticeable and the song ends in a grand crescendo that is surprising, electric and exhilarating.  Silences on Facebook

Meet Scottish singer-songwriter Reverieme . Her song “Venus” is whistle-and-bells sweetness with a lush sugar-coated vocal to match a romantic, understated backing. To label this ‘nice’ feels like a disservice, as it is as sharp as it is seductive, but this is one of those Sunday afternoon moments, a soundtrack to the world passing by unnoticed. An acoustic version appeared on her Or Else The Light EP last year, and she is set to release a full length album in the summer.  Reverieme on Facebook

“Nightbirds” is the opening track from the Istanbul EP by Marti West. It has that soft but world-weary raconteur-like vocal echoing older influences such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. There’s a deliciously laid back feel to the delivery of both music and vocal and a lovely male/female harmony in the chorus. The EP is out now and you can catch him on tour in April.  Marti West on Facebook

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