Cornish psych-folk outfit Red River Dialect recently released the follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed “awellupontheway”, a record that drew comparisons to Fairport Convention, Dirty Three, the Waterboys, Arbouretum & Nick Cave. NPR, who premiered the stream of the band’s new album ‘Tender Gold and Gentle Blue’ on their First Listen service, noted that ‘it conjures that moment when British bands like Fairport Convention were just starting to play with the naturally psychedelic textures of their homeland’s traditional folk music’ whilst also identifying more abstract influences like Henry Flynt and Richard Youngs. Uncut magazine’s 8/10 review described this ‘set of acoustica driven by strummed and picked guitars shot through with cello and piano’ as ‘Brave and different.’ The band have shared bills with Steve Gunn, Six Organs of Admittance, Hiss Golden Messenger, William Tyler, Michael Chapman, Arbouretum and The Black Twig Pickers.
“4/5. Songs of Cornish coastal contemplation.” – MOJO
“Meditate(s) on lush piano and string arrangements and Morris’ vivid, bittersweet lyrics… It would all be unrelenting if Tender Gold weren’t so damn pretty.” – NPR Music
“4/5. Part of the album’s uniqueness is how strangely life affirming Morris’ sorrow comes across… A tribute to the power of healing and reconciliation.” – Allmusic Guide
“8/10. A beautifully composed album” – Drowned in Sound
“8/10. Carries a wisdom that suggests some things simply cannot ever be resolved and yet we must face them.” – The 405
“As understatedly heartrending as it is musically mesmerising… tremendously compelling” – Folk Radio UK
“Lovely in a pure, simple, clear-water kind of way, moving in its reticence and obliqueness.” – Dusted Magazine