The Fernweh

The Fernweh

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Recorded in seclusion on the North Yorkshire coast and transporting listeners on musical journey. Three friends, Jamie Backhouse (guitars), Ned Crowther (vocals and guitar) and Oz Murphy (keys/saxophone) gathered to make the album they always knew they could make, based on a pure and profound love for a golden era for British and US folk rock. Wringing every last drop of their combined experience into a cup that overflows with melody, song craft and deeply evocative imagery of a quintessentially British era of ‘mainstream psychedelia’, they are joined by Maja Agnevik (vocals/flute) and Phil Murphy (drummer).

Melodies and stories inspired by distinctly British, coal-fired version of 60s/70s psychedelia. Layered vocal harmonies, gentle, steam-train percussion and strokes of piano, acoustic guitars and subtle string arrangements are a feature of this sublime and compelling debut. A return journey into Britain’s explosively creative, post-war period. Arriving back in 2018, the band uses such deeply evocative influences to deliver an irrepressible psych-pop-folk non-genre record.


Andy says: No surprise this is released on The Coral's Skeleton Key label as this is a beautiful evocation of hazy Scouseadelia: early 70's UK folk and gentle psyche combined to glorious, otherworldly effect. Lovely stuff.


1. The Liar
2. Next Time Around
3. Timepiece
4. Brightening In The West
5. Hand Me Down
6. Dressing Up Box
7. Is This Man Bothering You?
8. Winterlude
9. A Leaf Didn't Move
10. Where Did The Sea Go
11. One Hundred Flowers Bloom
12. New Brighton Sigh
13. Little Monsters
14. Afternoon Nap

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