Best known for writing and performing for festival favourites Lost Tuesday Society, Sarah Birch has embarked on a solo project having just written and recorded her debut solo album The Ballad of Peter and Jane. Sarah’s alt-folk songwriting manages to combine contemporary flavours of electronica, while maintaining a respect for the more traditional folk forms.
For her album Sarah brought in some well known musicians and friends from around Wales and particularly the music scene in her home city of Swansea and also has also recruited the services of prolific string arranger Sebastian Goldfinch.
Performed by the coveted Mavron Quartet, the symphonic elements to the record bring out the majestic qualities and scope of songwriting, lending both a joyous pop aesthetic and sense of foreboding and sadness to the underlying darker subject of this ambitious concept album.
Sarah is currently touring the album throughout Wales this summer, appearing at Clwb Ifor Bach, Hub Festival Cardiff, The Big Cwtch, Brecon Jazz and Brecon Cathedral. New Dates for Bristol, London and Europe for next year will be announced soon.
A thoughtful, spell binding performer; audiences have been reduced to a pin drop hush and surrounded by her fellow contemporaries from across the welsh music scene, Sarah’s performance’s are being described as ‘sublime’ .
In it’s first few weeks of release The Ballad of Peter and Jane has been reviewed as
“well crafted, expertly played, the production atmospherically shimmering and the whole thing rather mesmerising” (R*E*P*E*A*T Fanzine)
“Excellent songs and a beautiful voice” (Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales)
The album is available on Limited Edition Vinyl and CD from Derricks Records Swansea, HMV Swansea, Spillers Records Cardiff, Death Monkey Records and www.sarahbirch.co.uk
as well as to Download and Stream from all major online stores.