NEW HUSHMAN SINGLE & VIDEO OUT NOW - BITE OF FIRE
This month we’ve been sharing some new singles with the world. You can now stream the second single from our new Hudson artist Hushman and check out the accompanying video for ‘Bite of Fire’.
Keep your eyes peeled for the new album coming very soon & download the track here:
NEW SINGLE: M G BOULTER & JENNY STURGEON - FLINT KNAPPED
Following the release ofM G Boulter's digital EP ‘A Shadow Falls Over New Brighton’, which has been featured on Andy Kershaw’s latest podcast, we are very happy to share a collaboration with fellow Hudson artist Jenny Sturgeon.
It's hard to get much further apart than where M G Boulter and Jenny Sturgeon live. Written between their homes in Southend-on-Sea (on the south-east coast of England) and Shetland (the most northerly islands in the UK), Hudson Records label mates M G and Jenny began writing songs online in early 2022. This is the first song written together and their first release. Inspired by dusty keepsakes pocketed on walks, left on bookshelves as memories and the science of soundwaves, deep space and time, 'Flint Knapped' combines their love of history, nature and staring at the night sky. Featuring M G on vocals, guitar and lap steel and Jenny on vocals and keys, mixed by Hudson Record's very own Andy Bell.
HUDSON CLUB EXCLUSIVE: ROB HARBRON
It seems we are constantly raving about the exclusives produced by our Hudson Club artists, but we honestly believe we are so lucky to have such talented creative artists delivering fantastic music especially for us. This last month is no exception where we featured concertina wizard Rob Harbron. Rob can be found in many forms throughout Hudson Records, whether it is playing with Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings or as a distributed artist with his own solo record, folk trio Leveret and The Servants' Ball.
This June we got a digital EP ‘A month in June’ featuring 5 tracks of brand new tunes composed just for our Hudson Club subscribers. I’m sure these tunes will be heard in many other forms in the future, they are a really beautiful set, but it feels great to have enabled Rob to set some time aside to write for us and produce these tracks. To enjoy this months exclusive and many more join our club today.
You can sign up to the Hudson Club for £10 per month (cancel any time), it gives you access to stream and download the entire Hudson catalogue as well as loads of other exclusive music, videos, podcasts, blogs, streams and much more and of course you can still check out all past exclusives on our club portal.
3 DADS WALKING & THE YOUNG'UNS
If you’re an early bird you might have caught the moving feature on BBC Breakfast News last week with 3 Dads Walking which featured snippets from a new song written for the Dads by The Young’uns. Aiming to raise suicide awareness across the country, 3 Dads Walking will begin their 2022 walk in September, hoping to help prevent other families from being devastated by suicide after losing their own daughters within the last 3 years, and highlighting the help PAPYRUS can offer across the UK.
We’ve been working closely with The Young’uns so watch this space for exciting news coming soon!
SHETLAND SONGWRITING FESTIVAL
We’re delighted to share with you news from our friends at Shetland Songwriting Festival. Join them on 16th-18th September for Shetland Songwriting Festival - ONLINE for 2022! With Hudson Records guest tutors Lucy Farrell and M G Boulter as well as Mathias Kom from acclaimed Canadian band The Burning Hell.
Develop your skills through a series of workshops run by highly experienced tutors. The workshops are open to EVERYONE, from complete beginners to experienced songwriters. Find out more and book your place here: https://www.shetlandsongwritingfestival.com
Specially for Hudson Records subscribers - use HUDSON20 before 7th August to get early bird discount!
HANNAH READ & MICHAEL STARKEY - CROSS THE ROLLING WATER
We’ve had some fantastic reviews coming in for the latest release from Hannah Read & Michael Starkey. If you haven’t checked out the new record yet you can order the CD now or pre-order your LP.
'Cross The Rolling Water' is a gem of a recording, an infectious, dynamic, richly layered album that's a timeless, irresistible and thoroughly entertaining treat.’ Folk Radio
‘Skilled players with a focus on the powerful essence of the music, their intuitive interactions draw out every last nuance of sentiment in both the old and new.’ RnR Magazine
’if you are an old-timer fan this one’s for you.’ Folk London
We had a great time at Folk by the Oak seeing some of our favourite Hudson artists perform. The Sam Sweeney band opened the main stage and rocked some of their new material, Salt House gave us a beautiful set on the Acorn stage and kept us all calm in the sweltering heat, Karine Polwart got us all singing (the perfect backdrop as we tried out the swing boats) and as the evening came on our friends in The Spell Songs came to the main stage to wow us as ever!
If you’ve been getting out to festivals and enjoying catching some of our Hudson artists in the sunshine then give us a tag, a tweet or a mention. We’d love to hear from you.
We whizzed down to Warwick Folk Festival last weekend with Spiers & Boden and we’re heading off to Cambridge Folk Festival and Underneath the Stars this weekend before a bit of a festival rest before we drop back in for Shrewsbury at the end of the month.
We’ll be having a short break at the beginning of August. Please note that our shop will be holding deliveries between the 3rd - 20th August whilst we swan off to France to enjoy some family time. You can still place an order but please note that orders will be dispatched when we get home.