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January Sounds

by Laura Cannell & Kate Ellis

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Robert Day
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Robert Day I like these sounds. I look forward to a year filled with them. Favorite track: Wastelands.
Kate Laity
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Kate Laity January Sounds features three tracks by Cannell & Ellis that capture those twin threads of strangeness and beauty that arise from the land. Folk horror has become such a powerful trope in recent years across so much media, but folk beauty has sometimes been more elusive. These two extraordinary musicians manage to convey both. (full review Punk Noir Magazine)
Nic Dafis
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Nic Dafis A gawn ni un o'r rhain bob mis? We're going to get one of these every month? Favorite track: Harts Blood.
Gavin Hellyer
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Gavin Hellyer Just superb, as always with anything involving Laura. Lie back and soak it in. Favorite track: Sea Tower.
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Wastelands 03:33
Sea Tower 04:57
Harts Blood 03:49


Brawl Records is proud to present JANUARY SOUNDS from UK and Ireland based musicians Laura Cannell and Kate Ellis. Featuring Cannell’s signature evocative overbowed violin alongside Ellis’s deeply expressive cello playing.

This release is the first in a series of twelve as part of a major new project:

THESE FERAL LANDS – A Year Documented in Sound and Art. An ambitious and exciting creative documentation of 2021 from two innovative and highly acclaimed instrumentalists with new music released monthly, and bespoke films published at Caught by the River.

Supported by the Arts Council of England.

‘Meeting each other has inspired us to create new music that reflects the optimism, the change and also strangeness which has affected both of our working lives. This project is both a sonic and visual diary, and a long distance call and response capturing a moment in time.’

Laura Cannell - Violin/Overbowed Violin & Kate Ellis - Cello/Voice

This project was only made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


released January 29, 2021

All tracks were composed, recorded & mixed remotely in Suffolk and Essex by Laura and Kate.

Copyright © 2021 BrawlRecords.
Published by Mute Song


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Brawl Records UK

Brawl Records is an independent UK label est. 2005. It is run by musician Laura Cannell & a small team of magical assistants. Brawl's releases have been reviewed & featured in The Guardian, The Times, Financial Times, The Wire, The Quietus, MOJO, Songlines, Record Collector and more.
And are regularly broadcast on BBC and international Radio.

International distribution is by Cargo.
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