For any of you not aware of Gloucester’s finest, Aspen Sails, well come on now, why not. Recently crowned BBC Gloucestershire’s Band of 2009, and purveyors of some of the freshest acoustic pop this side of well… Anywhere really – Aspen Sails release their debut single on Alcopop yesterday. And it’s really rather lovely. Yup.
Having shared stages with the likes of The Magic Numbers, Adam Green, Slow Club, First Aid Kit, Jay Jay Pistolet, Wild Beasts in the last 12 months, as well as touring with US favourites Chief, Aspen are gently carving out a band of loyal followers, well and truly captivated by their sound.
Blurring influences from all the finest in folk pop but breathing their own tender life into the genre, they bring the tradition mix of melody and heartache folk guitar, whilst building and narrative lyrics into something overly intimate and overwhelming. An insight into snatches of bohemian life that paints vivid pictures without every revealing the whole truth.
Think Fleet Foxes, Turin Brakes and Iron and Wine – and you’re someway towards capturing the sound of Aspen Sails – but you’ll really have to listen to truly define it… It can be purchased as a limited edition 2 track single from our shop, or on all your favourite digital e-tailers.