Karine Polwart drops in for a live session on the pod. Listen to her discussing her songwriting, politics and the material on her new album Traces.
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While she was in the studio, we asked Karine what she’d enjoyed listening to lately.
The Unwinding hours – Afterlives (Chemikal Underground) – released later this month, this is one of my album producer Iain Cook’s band projects. I like ‘Promised Land.
Laura Veirs – Tumblebee (Bella Union) – a lot of my listening is led by my kids these days. Thank God they’re not into will-i-am (yet) … Our car favourites: ‘King Kong Kitchie’ or ‘Soldiers Joy’
Rachel Newton – The Shadow Side (own label) Brilliant dark stuff from young Edinburgh harper and singer. Check out ‘Lady Diamond’. Produced by my husband Mattie Foulds.
Anais Mitchell – ‘Shepherd’ from her album Young Man In America (Wilderland). It’s a quietly devastating song from a raw, dark, beautiful album.
Julie Murphy – A Quiet House (own label) ‘Essex Song’ is gorgeous – ages the best singer on the UK folk scene bar none! And I take my hat off to her for doing whatever the hell she wants.