NEW SINGLE: SALT HOUSE - HEADWATER
We are delighted to start this newsletter with some brand new music for you from the fabulous Salt House.
‘Headwater’ is the first single from the forthcoming Salt House album ‘Riverwoods’, inspired by and featuring in the conservation film ‘Riverwoods: An Untold Story’ by Scotland: The Big Picture, which is released today. This new music sees Salt House further explore their interest in the natural world and our human impact upon it.
‘Three years in the making, Riverwoods is a feature-length documentary that shines a light on the perilous state of Scotland’s salmon and tells the compelling story of an inextricable relationship between fish and forest.’ www.scotlandbigpicture.com/riverwoods
The writing of this music was supported by Creative Scotland during 2021 as part of their Sustaining Creative Development Fund
HUDSON PRESENTS: JENNY STURGEON - THE LIVING MOUNTAIN
We are delighted to be hosting our first live gig in our hometown of Sheffield. Join us as Hudson Records Presents Jenny Sturgeon’s ’The Living Mountain’ at The Drama Studio, Sheffield on Saturday 14th May with support from fellow Hudsonite Neil McSweeney. We’re really passionate about live music and excited to be promoting this show, grab your tickets now & spread the word with any locals or those further afield, we’d love to see some of you there!
SAM SWEENEY - SOLO
We hope some of you managed to catch one of Sam’s solo gigs in February. His new EP is available to download digitally and is getting some lovely reviews.
'Total tingle factor… a beautiful piece of work' Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3
'The stripped-back, intimate sound of Solo is an absolute delight. The EP feels and sounds as though Sweeney is playing just for you… a truly immersive and compelling listening encounter. Solo is a thrilling, timeless and thoroughly evocative listen.' Folk Radio UK
We’ve been busy making plans and recording with Sam so we’ll have exciting news soon! In the meantime, there are plenty of gigs coming up for you this May so grab yourself a ticket!
HUDSON ARTISTS ON TOUR
We hope some of you are managing to get out and about to see some of our fantastic artists on tour this spring. If you are still unable to make it to any live gigs you can enjoy The Furrow Collective from the comfort of your front room, who are playing Live to your Living Room on 29th March.
You can also still catch the wonderful Salt House & Lucy Farrell out on tour as we speak, shortly followed by Jon Boden & The Remnant Strings. Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan will be coming together for a handful of UK duo gigs so do make sure you catch them in May. Jenny Sturgeon will also be on the road with ’The Living Mountain’ as will Sam Sweeney’s band and Spiers & Boden kick off in June so plenty of gigs to enjoy before the start of the festival season!
KARINE POLWART & DAVE MILLIGAN - SPIERS & BODEN - LP
We've been receiving some wonderful quotes and reviews for our recent releases from Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan and Spiers & Boden. The new LPs (and CD & digital) are available now, grab yourself a copy now, we have a few limited edition Still As Your Sleeping prints left too.
Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan - Still As Your Sleeping
‘Still As Your Sleeping is a triumph, a record of rare beauty that takes familiar songs and makes them into something fresh, urgent, and entrancing’. The Quietus
‘quite simply a breathtaking release.’ Roots World
Spiers & Boden - Fallow Ground
‘Instrumental Brilliance’ The Morning Star *****
‘a very welcome return’ The Scotsman *****
‘Each and every one of the 11 tracks is to die for.’ Folk Wales *****
HUDSON CLUB EXCLUSIVE - HEAL & HARROW - STORIES
We were really excited to bring you music & spoken word from the brilliant Heal & Harrow as February’s monthly exclusive on the Hudson Club. Check out the video and download the audio featuring readings from the stories that inspired the music and live acoustic versions of tracks from their debut album. Thanks to Rachel Newton and Lauren Maccoll for putting this together for us.
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. We’ll be bringing you a really beautiful exclusive from Hushman this March so keep your eyes peeled and sign up!