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Punk band all set to rock pub stage

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 23, 2014

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A PUNK-driven rock fuelled folk machine is set to take to the stage in a East Staffordshire pub.

Emmott and The Folkestra will play their unique set from 5pm on Sunday, June 1, at the Dog and Partridge, in Church Lane, Marchington, as part of the venue’s Sunday Music Club programme.

The six-piece modern folk band with influences from rock and punk from Lancashire have been writing and performing together since spring 2010.

Playing a mixture of original modern folk songs and covers that they have put their own stamp on, the band said they have produced a strong mix of rousing stompers and heartfelt ballads.

Their latest single Steady Away is now available to hear and watch online, while their debut album was released earlier this month on Suff Records.

Their second release, the three-track EP - ‘Love, Lust and Desire’, is now available to buy directly from the band and plans are afoot to make it available digitally.

The band has been described by rockbritain.com/ as a ‘modern interpretation of folk music’ that can be an engaging one.

It added that: “Emmott and The Folkestra throw rock, punk and acoustic in the mix to folk music and get something truly unique on the outcome.

“Sounding very fresh, the band’s EP Love, Lust and Desire is a three-track wonder of merry tracks that will easily get you on your feet and dancing.

“Bearing a sense of rural carnival brought to you by frantic acoustic guitar and prominent tapping Michael Flatley would enjoy, Emmott and The Folkestra initiate an immense round dance of brisk, lively melodies full of exuberance.

“Slowing down only for a delicate Sea Of Antiquity, the EP has the time of its life on Love, Lust And Desire and Idle Hands. Join in the merrymaking.”

Emmott and The Folkestra are currently on tour and are high-tailing out of London on the Saturday to play at the village pub.

More information on the band is available from the Facebook page

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