West country / London alt-folk duo Burr Island have unveiled a lyric video for their latest single “English Roses’ – a folk song about xenophobia and how growing up in small towns, the duo saw the insidiousness of unconscious racism, notably during Brexit when there was so much hostility in the air.
Recorded at Kundalini Studios in Devon and produced by Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene/Paul Weller/The Specials/P.P. Arnold), ‘English Roses’ encases its politically charged lyrics in a sentimental and warm vintage sound showcasing blissful close harmonies.
Burr Island are best friends, Tom England and Oskar Porter. Having harnessed a core following round the Glastonbury type fields of yore, Burr Island have brought comparison to the iconic Simon and Garfunkel.
The West Country pair grew from strength to strength in 2022 with several headline shows. They supported Steve Pilgrim and Paul Weller at Union Chapel in London and they opened for Tunde (lead singer of The Lighthouse Family) on his UK tour
They have a UK 13-dateDecember tour lined up supporting Ocean Colour Scene, including London’s Eventim Apollo – kicking off on 3rd Dec in Bournemouth and closing with three nights in Glasgow 18/19/20th.