Neil McSweeney

About

Folk singer-songwriter Neil McSweeney emerged from the flowering of Sheffield music that gave the world the likes of Slow Club and Richard Hawley and has since established himself as ‘a songwriter of rare ability’ (R2). Setting lyrics that deal with the contrasts and contradictions of life to romantic melodies as hopeful as they are melancholy, McSweeney’s finely crafted songs have been championed by his peers as well as across national radio and mainstream and specialist press. Since the release of his last album, Cargo, McSweeney has made increasingly big waves on the English folk scene picking up main stage festival appearances and collaborating with the likes of Jon Boden and Fay Hield.

“Deeply felt, brooding songs rich in imagery.”
– The Guardian

“A songwriter of rare ability”
– R2 Magazine

“Songs so subtle and well-crafted that you can’t help but be drawn in.”
– Drowned in Sound

“Steelier than your average troubadour”
– Q Magazine

“A stunning album 5/5”
– Music News

“Stirring stuff, a world away from your average earnest young man with an acoustic guitar”
– Folk Radio UK

“This is neu folk, dark and deep – the late Robert Fisher would have smiled and recognised a kindred spirit 9/10”
– Americana UK

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About

Folk singer-songwriter Neil McSweeney emerged from the flowering of Sheffield music that gave the world the likes of Slow Club and Richard Hawley and has since established himself as ‘a songwriter of rare ability’ (R2). Setting lyrics that deal with the contrasts and contradictions of life to romantic melodies as hopeful as they are melancholy, McSweeney’s finely crafted songs have been championed by his peers as well as across national radio and mainstream and specialist press. Since the release of his last album, Cargo, McSweeney has made increasingly big waves on the English folk scene picking up main stage festival appearances and collaborating with the likes of Jon Boden and Fay Hield.

“Deeply felt, brooding songs rich in imagery.”
– The Guardian

“A songwriter of rare ability”
– R2 Magazine

“Songs so subtle and well-crafted that you can’t help but be drawn in.”
– Drowned in Sound

“Steelier than your average troubadour”
– Q Magazine

“A stunning album 5/5”
– Music News

“Stirring stuff, a world away from your average earnest young man with an acoustic guitar”
– Folk Radio UK

“This is neu folk, dark and deep – the late Robert Fisher would have smiled and recognised a kindred spirit 9/10”
– Americana UK

Featured Release

Neil McSweeney
A Coat Worth Wearing

McSweeney’s fourth album, A Coat Worth Wearing, is the second release for Hudson Records. Produced by our own award-winning folk producer Andy Bell and building on the success of its predecessor Cargo, A Coat Worth Wearing shows a marked development in Neil’s sound and approach. Its nine songs were conceived as a piece and subsequently recorded together, largely in full-band live-takes, over seven days in the beautiful Welsh countryside.

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Released 3.10.17

CD 11.99
Black Vinyl 16.99
Limited Edition Red Vinyl 16.99
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