New Blueflint Album to be released Spring 2015
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]; Hugh Kelly [double bass], and Ali Murray [drums].
“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. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com
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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