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The Outlandish Collection EP

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Purchase the brand new Kadia release, the Outlandish Collection of traditional arrangements recorded in a fantastic analogue recording studio in Dorset.

Tracklisting

  1. Captain Ward
  2. The Criketers Set
  3. Lady Isabel & The Elf Knight
  4. The Keeper
  5. Randy Dandy

Official Release Date: 28th April 2017

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On the 1st of April 2017, Kadia launched The Outlandish Collection. The EP follows up our award nominated debut album East of Alexandria.

Chris said “recording this project in a real analogue studio, with the calibre of equipment and engineering talent available, was just the best experience we have ever had as musicians and we are excited to release what we’ve created.”

The lead single, Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight, received its worldwide debut play on Ange Hardy’s Folk Findings radio show at 9pm on 2nd March on Blues and Roots Radio (www.bluesandrootsradio.com). At the same time the video was released on YouTube – view it here https://www.youtube.com/Weband. Imagined as a puppet theatre playing out the story of the song, the video also features six cameo appearances. Two are characters connected with Kadia’s debut album East of Alexandria, one is a character from popular culture, another (which appears twice) is a popular character from the folk world and the remaining two are famous ladies.

We have massively increased our profile as a national folk trio since East of Alexandria was released in 2015. That album made the Telegraph Top Folk Albums of 2015 and was nominated for the Debut Album of 2015 by Fatea Magazine. Our live shows have won us the most plaudits and last year we were rewarded by being invited to perform on Main Stage 2 at Cambridge Folk Festival alongside Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, La Vent du Nord and Wildwood Kin.

We have already had the opportunity to support many high profile stars of the folk world including Jim Moray, Gilmore & Roberts, The Willows, Nizlopi, Jackie Oates, Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention) and Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston. We are also seeing increasing play on BBC and regional radio so there is a bright future the the trio. The band strike a good balance between original compositions and traditional songs and tunes, allowing us to appeal to a wide audience. This EP may well be traditional, but the arrangements are refreshing and unmistakably delivered with the usual Kadia twist.

Some of these songs have a long, rich history and they have existed in different guises under various names and this EP has been named after ‘The Outlandish Knight’, an older variant of the Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight which features on this release.

East of Alexandria

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Recording began in Summer 2014, in the loft, with the blazing heat and unbearable recording conditions, it was decided to recruit the help of an engineer and allow Chris the chance to learn the full workings of Pro Tools and engineer techniques.

We spent five months working with Matt Pittori, behind the scenes, formulating our debut album, pulling together 8 original pieces inspired by traditional maritime and military themes and 4 traditional arrangements and we present East of Alexandria.

The name is based around the ‘Battle of the Nile’ which was one of Lord Nelson’s most famous naval victories over the French which took place in the southern Mediterranean in the late 18th century. East of Alexandria is also one of our favourite tracks on the album.

For the project we have utilised close harmony singing, cello, guitar, ukulele, mandolin and percussion and the sound centres around a footstomping, vibrant and uplifting feel, even when the song describes death, heart ache and general misery, as many good folk songs often do. David took the chance to record on a full drum kit for the percussion and we brought in our friend Rachel to record some violin work.

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So the time is nearly here for us to unveil our latest creation and our proudest work to date: East of Alexandria.

We are really pleased with our debut album and delighted to soon be able to share it with you all. The album features 12 tracks including four traditional songs and 8 original songs.

We would like to offer you the chance to purchase your copy of our album, here on our website. The album will be a hard copy and we shall post it to you when when have the printed CDs in our hands.

You will also be able to purchase a copy at one of our gigs or even a digital version from the website.

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