Black Gold of the Sun and Former Lover
Black Gold of the Sun
"The Sheffield-based psych-folk band are reminiscent of late 60s Brit-folk acts such as Fairport Convention, Pentangle and Trees, but also take influence from Krautrock, Bluegrass, Free Jazz, Library Music, Gospel and Middle Eastern sources.
Named after Rotary Connection’s psych-soul masterpiece, Black Gold of The Sun’s melding of influences is their own attempt to forge something akin to Gram Parson’s 'Cosmic American Music', or The Waterboys' 'Big Music'; a sound eerily evocative of what has gone before, but essentially their own."
"Dorian (ex-Long Blondes) saw Myrtle in a pub and knew by her fringe that she was the girl to front his new pop group. Dan Dylan Wray was drafted in due to a CV unfettered by terrible "local" bands.
The three hid away from the world, with only the records of Young Marble Giants and Margot Guryan for company, and created quiet music to soundtrack insomnia and 3am breakdowns."
Nether Edge Bowls Club, 8 Nether Edge Road, Sheffield