***** ‘…a profound talent.’ The Guardian **** ‘an immersive debut’ The Observer
Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, From her roots in Punk and Grunge she began listening to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players, eventually leading into the guitar players of the American Primitive genre. She has since been playing her own moody and often-times manic original American Primitive styled compositions on guitar and banjo .
Alula Down is an experiment in folk song and minimalism, with voice and with instruments made of wood & reeds. It is the duo project of Mark Waters & Kate Gathercole, longtime players in Heed the Thunder, Sproatly Smith, Vaginapocalypse and with Nick Duffy (the Lilac Time, Bait, We are Muffy).