+ Raveloe + Mark W. Georgsson
Singer-songwriter, Kim Grant decided at the end of 2019 to embark on her new solo venture, Raveloe. With all live shows, aside from the aforementioned performance, cancelled and plans to record an album put on hold, Grant had to adapt and change her plans. “I started Raveloe with anticipation and excitement for the year ahead and like everyone faced a tidal wave of uncertainty”. Recording at home over lockdown, with the help of friends from locations as diverse as derby, Dumfries and Melbourne, notes and dreams was a way for Grant to deal with the intense anxiety at that time, which she was able to channel it into creating something. "I ventured into home recording and it's ended up being a really creative time for me, with music being my anchor and release."
Taking her new moniker from a place in Mary Ann Evans novel, Ailas Marner. "it's about a reclusive weaver who lives in a town called Raveloe. I identified with his character in some ways, Silas a weaver of threads and myself, a weaver of words and song (as well as his departure from organised religion). I also just really loved the word and like the juxtaposition of images it conjures. That this fictional town is as real as you make it, just like the world I want to create in my music." Raveloe's hushed folk missives give you that feeling of comfort and devastation in equal measure. "through my music I want to make something relatable and share honestly but also create a space that is transportive, atmospheric and at times cathartic. Connecting with the listener is really important to me as well as exploring my inner and outer surroundings. I weave my past experiences with present observations and thoughts, and I hope to take who ever is listening on a journey “on a mountain, in a city, in a dream, through the window” Raveloe is where I pore my heart out and explore what it is to be alive through music."
Her sound has been said to be reminiscent of PJ Harvey, Adrianne Lenker and Shannon Lay.
Mark W. Georgsson is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Glasgow.
The former Velveteen Saints bassist has just released his debut album, Faces And Places, with Rod Jones (Idlewild) producing.
Recorded between Edinburgh, Mull and Reykjavík with a revolving door of friends and musicians, Georgsson gives us his own take on alt. folk/country with touches of Nordic vibe.
Faces And Places is OUT NOW and is available on limited edition 12" vinyl via Last Night From Glasgow: http://lastnightfromglasgow.bigcartel.com/product/mark-w-georgsson
Also available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/faces-and-places/id1192349085