New Blueflint album ‘Stories from Home’ now out on release!
To coincide with the release, the band have also released a video for the album track ‘This is a story’ – we love it – all our thanks to the wonderful Colin Usher of Coffee with a Lid for shooting and editing the video!!
“Stories from home” reviews
“An album, brimming with the joy of life, highlights are many…’This is a story’ will make your heart soar, destined to be one of the songs of the year.” R2/ Rock ‘n’ Reel 4 stars ****
“Neilson and co-conspirator Deborah Arnott’s songwriting has blossomed.” R2/ Rock ‘n’ Reel 4 stars ****
“This is a life-affirming piece, full of fantastic lyrics, great musicianship and more than a few wry smiles.” Fatea
“Considerable development in their sound…beautifully recorded…with lovely harmonies…cannot help but stand out.” Glasgow Herald
“engaging third album, intimate, joyful” Scotsman 4 stars ****
“Gorgeous, harmony-drenched third album…stunning….the duo just get better and better.” Daily Record
Radio presenter’s quotes on the new Blueflint album “Stories from home.”
“What’s not to love. Producer Paul Savage has been at the desk for most of the great records to emerge from Scotland.. and this Blueflint record is really no exception.” BBC Radio Scotland: Roddy Hart show
“ ‘Stories from home’ is excellent.” BBC Radio Scotland Tom Morton, Morton Through Midnight
”This new album…is a really, really lovely thing…great piece of work..best piece of work they’ve done…beautifully produced.” BBC Radio Scotland Tom Morton, Morton Through Midnight
“A rather bleak, but a very warm, comforting song about humanity sticking together despite the problems. I really like that.” BBC Radio Wales: Frank Hennessey on ‘Patch of Green.’ (A song from Blueflint’s new album ‘Stories from home.’)
After receiving funding from Creative Scotland, Autumn 2014 saw Blueflint record their third album with renowned producer Paul Savage (King Creosote, Mogwai, From Scotland with Love.) They are delighted to be releasing the album in Spring 2015 with a national tour to follow. Please check out the Blueflint gig page for details.
The sound of Blueflint is defined by the sublime close harmonies of Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson whose voices are accompanied by a five-piece line-up intertwining banjos, fiddle, piano, electric guitar, double-bass and drums in raw, honest and beautifully-crafted songs, imbued with a strong alt folk flavour.
The Proclaimers support
2012 saw Blueflint support The Proclaimers for six weeks on their UK album launch tour. The tour took in venues such as Edinburgh’s Playhouse and the Shepherds Bush Empire. Blueflint’s atmospheric and evocative performances proved them to be a formidable live act and gained them a strong reputation and following through the UK.
Made in Scotland*
Blueflint were delighted to see many of these audiences again as they toured throughout the UK in 2013. The band’s Edinburgh Fringe show was selected to perform as part of the prestigious ‘Made in Scotland’* 2013 Showcase and played to sell-out audiences, mirroring their similar success during the Edinburgh 2012 Fringe.
The success of Blueflint’s highly acclaimed debut album ‘High Bright Morning’ gained the band plaudits throughout the music press. Their much anticipated second album ‘Maudy Tree’ raised their profile even further.
Blueflint are Deborah Arnott [vocals; bluegrass banjo; ukulele]; Clare Neilson [vocals; clawhammer banjo]; Danny Hart [fiddle] and Hugh Kelly [double bass].
“If you are going to The Proclaimers get there early to see Blueflint” Steve Lamacq BBC Radio 2
*Made in Scotland is a curated showcase of high quality performance from Scotland at the world’s biggest arts festival, made possible by support from the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. It is a partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) and Creative Scotland.
Another classy fusion of folk and Southern country. Vocalists Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson display all the beauty of their voices against a clever banjo and fiddle background on this good-natured album.
Terrific harmonies…A robust supporting cast and top-notch arrangements make this lovely record a serious contender for UK Americana album of the year, if such an accolade exists.
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