RACHAEL DADD+ MARCUS HAMBLETT

Rachael Dadd is one of the most talented wise prolific and important women of our times” – Kate Stables of This is the Kit

Living half her time as a traveling musician in Japan, witnessing how other people create things, connecting with other cultures and landscapes; all this is a furnace for innovative song writing. Contemporary folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is on a strong path with so much interest and support from DJs, tastemakers, her contemporaries and key people in the music industry. She has been gaining the reputation as a pioneering and thought provoking artist unafraid to push the boundaries of folk and pop.

Rachael Dadd is set to release her 6th album Flux on Memphis Industries on the 8th November 2019. Produced with Marcus Hamblett (Villagers / Laura Marling), Flux is a response to external and internal tides: the flow of life up-rooted; a protest against the flow of recent political history; a diary of the flow within the intimate space of home. Collaborators include multi-instrumentalist Emma Gatrill (Willie Mason / Matthew and the Atlas) , drummer Rob Pemberton (Emily Barker / Low Chimes) , bassist Jim Barr (Portishead) and vocalists Kate Stables and Rozi Plain (This is The Kit) .

Rachael Dadd Links: Website | Facebook | Spotify 

Watch the official music video for ‘Strike Our Scythes’ below:


For the last five years, multi-instrumentalist Marcus Hamblett has earned his bread and butter as a session musician mostly touring internationally with folk/pop acts.

However, debut solo album Concrete is an entirely different beast, combining free improvisation with collage and strict arrangement in a way that hints at Gastr Del SolTortoise and Six Organs of Admittance. Vintage analog synths and awkward guitar melodies intermingle with ghostly female vocals, betraying the influence of Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai‘s 70’s horror theme music.

Hamblett is also a member of many other bands including Eyes & No Eyesand Sons of Noel and Adrian and has worked as a producer, arranger or instrumentalist with countless others including Fear of MenEmma GatrillLaura MarlingRachael DaddLandshapesRozi PlainBear’s DenKristin McClementAlessi’s ArkPeggy SueWilly MasonBroken Social Scene,Moulettes and Dan Mangan.

Marcus Hamblett Links: Website | Facebook | Instagram