Album launch and debut performance for two acclaimed alt-folk artists and old friends, launching their first ever collaborative work. Walk Away, Walk Away is an atmospheric collection of noir songs from across pop, rock and folk traditions and generations, themed around travel and absence; separation and journey; ancient pathways and empty freeways, covering artists from Willie Nelson and Joni Mitchell to Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Voice Of The Beehive. Chris and Gill are both multi-instrumentalists; expect piano, accordian, guitars and effects, alongside their sublime, unusual voices in harmony.
Chris T-T ('One of the great underground artists of our time' Jon Snow; 'Genius, a modern-day William Blake' Sunday Times; 'The genius that is Chris T-T' Huw Stephens, Radio 1) is a Brighton-based writer, alt-folk singer and influential songwriter who has made nine hugely acclaimed albums since 1999. His most recent album The Bear (Xtra Mile Recordings) was a rock record recorded with his backing band The Hoodrats.
Gill Sandell ('This is gorgeous!' Bob Harris; 'A beautiful sounding record' Cerys Matthews) is probably best known as a member of Emily Barker's Red Clay Halo quartet, though she has also toured with the likes of The Broken Family Band and Frank Turner (including performing at the opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympics). Gill has released two solo albums in her own right, collaborating with musicians such as Ted Barnes and Adrian Crowley. Her most recent album is Light The Boats (Rowan Tree Records).
Gill and Chris have been friends for 20 years, after meeting at college in the late 1990s. They were both members of Timothy Victor's Folk Orchestra collective in the early 2000s and have collaborated many times, played and sung on each-other's records, toured together and run in the same circle of friends. However Walk Away, Walk Away is their first album as a formal duo.
'Walk Away, Walk Away' is out on 23 March on Rowan Tree Records.