The continuing appreciation of folk music as an artform is, though surprising, extremely gratifying. In an age when voices and instruments are buried beneath suffocating layers of protools and effects, it’s perhaps understandable that there would be a counter reaction of some form, a musical style which relied on anything but techno-wizardry.
Son of William are a Manchester-based duo who eschew laptops and embrace wood, catgut and maybe a bit of steel here and there. They produce songs which showcase both the fragility and power of the naked human voice and guitar, allowing their sounds to wrap around themselves cocoon-like, producing the kind of warm cosiness you might find in Simon and Garfunkel tracks.
Colour of Love, their newly released EP, is a warm glow of a release – it challenges no new frontiers but is all the better for it.