Album Review - NoCrows / Waiting for The Tide

With an international line up and a world inspired mix of folk music, NoCrows are an undefinable and potent mix.  This confluence of disparate styles sets them apart from anyone else around. They deliver an eclectic mix of styles and music that is quite spectacular.  From the Russian Gypsy inspired Heyka to Waterboys fiddle virtuoso Steve Wickham and his hushed and melodramatic Rainbow over Sligo, they cover some ground. They take in a traditional ‘romanca’  along the way and in the process you get an album that truly transforms your view of what a band can be.  

With latin influences from Felip Carbonell, a fiddle input from Russia, a Majorcan guitar player and a Swiss cellist you can start to understand how this all came about.  They have recently expanded the lineup to incorporate songwriter Ray Coen who adds an important vocal element to the band. You would be pushed to encounter such an act in a major capital.  That they live out their days in Sligo Town is all the more surprising. With a startling blend of styles they renew your faith in what creative expression can be.

Check them out on www.nocrows.net and www.cdbaby.com/cd/nocrows4

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