Live Music : The Medlars
The Medlars are a seven piece contemporary folk band based in London. Their music is raw and rhythmically driven with orchestral and psychedelic undertones, layering melodies and harmonies to illuminate their ‘acid-sharp observational lyrics’. They formed after meeting at university in 2016 through Jimmy Grayburn, who at the time was performing as a solo artist. His lyrics tackle issues around environmentalism, homelessness and austerity cuts and are accompanied by the Medlars’ unique and frank sound.
‘…an intense, elevating listening experience. The album is as intricate as it is diverse; as entertaining as it is thought-provoking… An album to treasure and a band to watch out for.’Folk Radio UK
‘A rollercoaster ride unlike anything else on the block’ Acoustic Magazine
‘Strong vocals, strings, horns and flute… that will sound great under starlit festival skies.’ fRoots
Support from Bristol based Herefordian Andy Skellam