Hatful Of Rain
From: Brighton and Shoreham
Influences: Appalachian mountain music
and British folk.
Tales of murder, ballads of love and
loss, and pitched battles between mandolin
and fiddle are all features of Hatful Of Rain’s
debut album, Way Up On The Hill, which was
released on Lewes’s Union Music in May.
The quartet is led by Chloe Overton, who not only
sings but also writes the majority of the songs,
backed by classical violinist James Shenton
and the harmony vocals of Phil Jones on double
bass and clawhammer banjo and Fred Gregory
on guitar and mandolin.
Tracks from the album have already received
airplay on BBC Radio 2 from Mike Harding
and Bob Harris.
Hatful Of Rain release new single The Exit Song
on iTunes and Amazon on Monday, July 23. The
video for the track, which goes live on Sunday,
July 22, features actress Amanda Abbington,
the wife of The Office star Martin Freeman.
Winter Rose (right click on the track to download, left click to stream)