Taken from the album “Homespun”, the new album by Alula Down, out November 7th.
Alula Down is an experiment in folk song and minimalism, with voice and with instruments made of wood & reeds.
It is the duo project of Mark Waters & Kate Gathercole, longtime players in Heed the Thunder, Sproatly Smith, Vaginapocalypse and with Nick Duffy (the Lilac Time, Bait, We are Muffy). Alula Down is part of an active community of folk musicians & artists in Herefordshire (Weirdshire, Ruralcore). The community is an important source of inspiration, and regularly plays host to a wide range of visiting artists. We have been very happy to support a number of these artists – both at home and away – including Sharon Kraus, Haress, Marry Waterson, Toby Hay, Nancy Wallace, David Ian Roberts, Horse Loom and Jo Lepine.
Previous Alula Down releases include ‘Flotsam’ (2013), and ‘Sagging Pockets, Labelled Jars, Old Tobacco Tins’ (self-released in 2008 wrapped in hand printed tissue paper). These two releases were compiled as a self-titled release on the Reverb Worship label in 2015. Christmas download-only releases in 2015 and 2016 are available through the Alula Down bandcamp site.