Folkatron Sessions are a collective of folk, jazz and electronic musicians from the UK and France who bonded over a love of ‘genre-bending’ [Folk Radio UK] folk music. Their ‘unique soundscape’ [Songlines Mag] refracts trad folk through the lens of experimental and ambient electronica. An intricate, atmospheric blend of electronics, strings, guitar and vocals for fans of Jarlath Henderson, Kan, Lau, Furrow Collective and the olllam.
They have released 3 records, been featured by Songlines Magazine, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 2, 6 Music and Folk Radio UK and are 2022 Britten Pears Residency Artists.
They met in 2017 at an Upcycled Sounds experimental folk residency, spending an intense week arranging, performing and recording their debut EP. Enthusiastic reviews from Folk Radio, Eliza Carthy and Ian Stephenson spurred them on to create their ‘pioneering’ 2020 album Skiver in this same residency format, written and recorded in just 6 days. 2021 saw the release of their EP ‘Home No More’, produced remotely and in live sessions, and featuring Mercury prize nominee Sam Lee as a guest vocalist.
praise for folkatron sessions
‘Welcomely eclectic’ ‘A unique soundscape and feel’ – Songlines Magazine
‘Bold, electronic approach’ – Kathyrn Tickell, BBC Radio 3
‘Just wondrous. I love the sounds… and that sense of journeying into the unknown they bring to their music’ – Lopa Kathari (BBC Radio 3 Music Planet)
‘Folkatron Sessions have done it again’ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2.
‘Lovely sounds’ – Eliza Carthy
‘Absolutely ace!!! Love the ideas, the production and the arrangements’ – Ian Stephenson (Kan, Baltic Crossing, 422).
‘Wonderful. Very interesting tracks. ‘Five stars all round’ – Max Reinhardt (Late Junction, Soho Radio)
‘Fast becoming one of our favourites’ ‘Pioneering’ – Folk Radio UK