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Broom, Briars, Torches From The Fire

by JUNIPER LEAF

Release Date: 07 June 2010
Format: CD Album
Label: Singaround Records

£8.99

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Tracklisting

1. WITCHES BOOK 4:08
2. BUSHES AND BRIARS 3:34
3. VOTING WITH YOUR FEET 3:14
4. LIGHTHOUSE 4:42
5. PENCARROW ROAD 3:02
6. FIGHT FOR THE MIDDLE GROUND 2:54
7 AUTOMATIC 2:44
8 WHO KNOWS WHERE 3:22
9 PRINCESS 2:47
10 LEFT OUTSIDE THE LOOP 4;18
11 RAG DOLL 2:47
12 KING WILLIAMS LADY 7:11

Biog

Juniper Leaf are a modern psyche-folk four-piece from London, formed when Chikinki frontman, Rupert Browne, met drummer George Bradley at a party in Stoke Newington in 2007. The pair were then joined by Chikinki’s Boris Exton and later Vanessa Marlowe. The foursome blends together German 70s guitar rock, folk and their love of bands like Incredible String Band.
Broom, Briars, Torches From The Fire is the band’s debut album and was recorded at Toybox Studios with Ali Chant, who recently worked with John Parish and PJ Harvey. Each track is a well-crafted, earthy tale transporting you to an era long past. The album title itself conjures-up images of fallen maidens, witches and peasants hypnotically dancing, chanting and frolicking around a crackling fire. However, tracks like “Automatic” and “Who Knows Where” immediately leap you forward to a trippier 60s / 70s guitar-influenced era that give the album more depth and prove Juniper Leaf are no one-trick pony.