Solo album from acclaimed modernist folkie who works with Emily Barker and Frank Turner. Guests include Adrian Crowley, Chris T-T and Ali Friend (Imagined Village). Gill Sandell's life has turned upside down in the past few years. She has played Wembley Arena and the Olympics Opening Ceremony with Frank Turner; toured Europe, the UK and Australia as multi-instrumentalist in fast rising and hugely praised folk quartet Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo. Gill performed the intense, atmospheric pipe organ chords to open acclaimed BBC drama series The Shadow Line (on the Royal Festival Hall's pipe organ, no less). After a decade of working mainly with other artists (including the iconic Broken Family Band at their peak) Gill is increasingly recognised as a wonderful, intuitive musician in her own right. Hear her at her stunning best on her own dark contemporary folk songwriting.
"This album is an object lesson in the art and craft of songwriting; a shimmering tapestry of sound with a mesmerising beauty, Light The Boats must surely rank amongst the year's best records." --Helen Gregory Folk Radio UK press
"The more you hear the more you discover lurking under the surface. Impeccable folk music for today" --Alan Cackett - Maverick ****