Bromley's Keston Cobblers Club return with new album, Almost Home, and tour
PUBLISHED: 10:24 22 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:24 22 March 2017
They've played Glastonbury, Bestival, and even created their own festival two year ago
Keston Cobblers Club from Bromley, return with their brand new album, Almost Home, this spring.
It will follow up to their critically acclaimed 2015 album, Wildfire.
Almost Home sees the five-piece - Matthew Lowe, Julia Lowe, Tom Sweet, Bethan Ecclestone and Harry Stasinopoulos - taking a simple to their song writing.
Lead singer Matt explains: “The idea was to go back to song writing in its simplicity, based around nostalgia and the idea of home. We were careful not to over embellish or over produce, instead we wanted to concentrate on the story and melodies.
“There’s always going to be an overall Cobblers sound to our albums that we want to keep. I love an element of consistency from bands, but you do also want to bring something new to the table with each release.”
The result is a 12-track collection which Cobblers’ Tom says perfectly equates to what the band wanted to say with their writing.
“It sums up everything we wanted to express with this record - the ideas of home and family.”
Over the last few years, Keston Cobblers Club have been steadily building a name for themselves. Their debut album One, For Words came in 2012, quietly released as a digital download followed by two EPs, A Scene of Plenty and 2014’s A Pocket Guide to Escaping. Then came Wildfire the aforementioned 2015 album which won them praise everywhere from MOJO Magazine, The Guardian, The Independent and the Financial Times to Songlines, fRoots and Clash.
They’ve played live shows including Glastonbury, Bestival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Wilderness and Green Man; they even ran their own festival, Camp Wildfire two years ago.
They’ve been playlisted by 6Music and Amazing Radio; and been invited to perform live on BBC Radio by the likes of Dermot O’Leary, Steve Lamacq and Bob Harris. And in 2015 Burberry asked the band to perform at their Menswear SS2106 event to a VIP audience.
All eyes are now on Almost Home, which will be supported by a 12-date UK tour, which will be coming to Ashford’s St Mary’s Church on April 22.
For more information on tickets and gigs visit kestoncobblersclub.com