The Ghosts Have Eaten Well - The Black Feathers
Often compared to Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings and The Civil Wars our next LCM featured artists are the wonderful Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler better known as Americana/Folk husband and wife duo The Black Feathers. Ray and Sian are well known for their excellent songwriting, musicianship and super tight harmonies. Our LCM #SongOfTheDay is their marvelous new single 'The Ghosts Have Eaten Well' . The video was filmed just outside Paris and directed by Furball Films.
If you would like to see Ray and Sian live in London, they will be special guests of Hannah Aldridge at The Lexington on the 23rd July. This gig is also a live album recording, so it will be pretty special.
The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations.
The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012.
Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands.
It's been an incredible couple of years for the The Black Feathers. Their debut album was met with critical acclaim and broke into the Top 10 in the iTunes Country chart and the Official UK Americana Chart. A live album recorded at The Convent in Stroud has also just been released and very well received.
Tours in the UK, as well as an Irish tour supporting Eddi Reader, have kept Sian and Ray busy. They could easily rest on their laurels, but instead have been spending their downtime working on new material to be released in 2018.