Rag Foundation album ‘The Sparrow & The Thief’ out now!‏

July 6, 2015




“…poised to step into the bright lights of commercial success…” – Folk Radio UK

For fans of: The Decembrists, Noah & The Whale, Bombay Bicycle Club
Rag Foundation have released their fourth album, The Sparrow & The Thief, via Rhondda Street Studio Recordings. It’s available to buy digitally on iTunes.

The video for their single Keep The Lights Low premiered on Folk Radio UK and you can watch it now via the band’sYouTube channel.

You can also stream the band’s previous single Run via the ABoF SoundCloud page and watch the video that accompanies the track on the band’s YouTube channel.

The Sparrow & The Thief is a narrative tour de force, with singles Run and Keep The Lights Low showcasing their ability to create sumptuous vocal harmonies interlaced with intricate indie folk compositions which bear comparison to the likes of Noah & The Whale and The Decembrists with elements of Fleetwood Mac. The band’s folk background is evident throughout, but shines brightest on tracks such as ‘Sparrow Song’ and ‘Freedom is a Stranger’.

The band have always been fascinated by the dark stories behind certain songs – murder, betrayal, infidelity – essentially all the good things in life. With The Sparrow & The Thief they’ve produced a folk tinged collection of tales that they’re keen for listeners to explore.

Rag Foundation are Neil Woolard (vocals), Richard Cowell (guitar & vocals), Daniel Kilbride (bass & vocals), Kate Ronconi (fiddle, banjo, keys & vocals) and Huw Rees (percussion & vocals), five people brought together by their working class, traditional roots. Based in Swansea, the band are as comfortable performing traditional welsh songs written centuries ago as they are writing contemporary, alternative folk that explores the darker side of humanity.

Rag Foundation will be spending the rest of 2015 touring the UK, spreading their music as far as they can.

The Sparrow & The Thief is released via Rhondda Street Studio Recordings and available to buy digitally oniTunes.

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