The English celtic-folk trio Flaming June release the single The Women’s Battalion on the 8th of October.
Today is taking on the appearance of a day in which I feature musicians who have lain dormant in recording music since 2015 this being the second in succession, though on this occasion unlike BC Camplight, Flaming June have not previously featured, which is a sadness and mystery all of itself as I do highly recommend immersing yourself in their beguiling ballads, which akin to The Women’s Battalion, are available on bandcamp.
The Women’s Battalion celebrates the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act in the UK which gave women over the age of thirty who were householders the right to vote and ninety years since the Equal Franchise Act 1928 which gave both sexes equal voting rights – but enough of the history, what about the music…
A lilting composition in which percussion and guitar shine spotlight on an evocative vocal while percussion affords a country dance tempo that invites the recumbent listener to become an active participant.
The England based synth-rock outfit BC Camplight releases the LP Deportation Blues on the 24th.
Last featured in 2015, the reason being living in a world of dystopian catch-22 Brian Christinzio was deported from the UK to his birth country of the USA after the release of the last LP How To Die In The North – for the past two years life has been taken up with battling bureaucracy. By taking Italian citizenship through family ties Brian now has the right to be in the UK – though with the UK leaving the EU – how long that may last is anyone’s guess.
There is something of a dark irony that the three countries in question each dislike immigrants as much as each other – which leads to the new album – Fire In England being the penultimate of the nine tracks.