Jezebel Music are thrilled to bring The Rails to Manchester’s Band On The Wall on Wednesday 15th April 2015. This will be the only spring date in the north of England. Very special guests are Bird To Beast, winners of the Manchester Evening News’ Album of The Year Award 2013, for their eponymous debut album. Opening up the night are new local folk act, Lucy & Virginia.
The Rails are running. English singer-songwriter duo Kami Thompson and James Walbourne have reached deep into their rich musical histories to concoct the kind of sharp, true folk rock blend rarely heard since the Seventies. Produced with indie legend Edwyn Collins and featuring folk frontierswoman Eliza Carthy on fiddle, The Rails debut album Fair Warning is a little wonder, packed with traditional and original songs that stand outside of time yet resonate with contemporary urgency. The album won Mojo magazine’s ‘Folk Album of The Year’ Award and is nominated for the same award in the highly-prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Recognising perfection when they hear it, Island records have revived their vintage Pink Label for the duo, home to John Martyn, Nick Drake and Fairport Convention.