AFTER the success of their highly acclaimed début album ‘High Bright Morning’, their atmospheric and evocative live performances, Edinburgh five-piece Bluflint’s much anticipated second album ‘Maudy Tree’ raised their profile even further, gaining the band plaudits throughout the music press.
And following a stint of supporting The Proclaimers during six weeks on their 2012 UK album launch tour; Blueflint’s performances proved them to be a formidable live act and gained them a strong reputation and UK following.
Now the Edinburgh music-makers bring their unique sound to the An Lanntair stage with a show in the Stornoway arts centre on Saturday (May 18th).
Intertwining banjos, fiddle, double bass and drums to accompany the singers in beautifully crafted songs, Blueflint swoop easily from the dark underbelly of folk to buoyant Americana-tinged ballads.
The band’s sound is defined by the sublime close harmonies of Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson, whose voices, both ethereal and warm, interweave in ballads and songs of eerie melancholy and heartfelt charm.
Their début single ‘Take you shoes off’, gained radio play on BBC Radio 2 (Steve Lamacq); BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Ulster among many other local and national stations and the band successfully thwart attempts at musical pigeon-holing – their fresh and original sound refuses to sit squarely in any one genre, bringing an unexpected twist to the banjo sound and gaining them fans from across the musical spectrum.
One’s not to miss, check out Blueflints this weekend. For more information, visit www.lanntair.com