Wild Hog in the Woods is the new digital single from The Furrow Collective, featuring two traditional songs from their highly anticipated forthcoming album. This double A side is released hot on the heels of The Furrow Collective’s acclaimed EP Blow Out the Moon and their 2016 BBC Folk Award Nomination.
Featuring special guests Alex Neilson of The Trembling Bells (drums) and Stevie Jones (double bass), ‘Wild Hog in the Woods’ is a sprightly North American version of the ballad of 'Sir Lionel' (Child 18) that Alasdair Roberts learnt from a recording of the Virginia singer Eunice Yeatts McAlexander. ‘Many’s the Night’s Rest’ is a bitter-sweet harmony-rich folk song from the deep South Downs of Sussex, that Emily found in folk-song collector Lucy Broadwood’s notebooks, sung by Henry Hill in 1901. It shows The Furrow Collective developing their distinctive sound with playful and boundary-defying musicianship.
released March 11, 2016
Recorded by Andy Bell at Chem 19 Studio, Blantyre, Scotland.