Release of a compilation record
HWe felt honoured when Fruits de Mer records asked us what we thought about a compilation of our releases on the label. Now it is just a month left until the release date 20th of Mars 2023.
Som words from Fruits de Mer Us and Them's contributions to the label began with a Pink Floyd cover 2009, moved on through songs from 'The Wicker Man' and tributes to Sandy Denny, fitting in some self-penned songs along the way. Britt Rönnholm has a voice capable of doing justice to Sandy Denny's songs, something few could justifiably claim, and she is always supported instrumentally by her partner Anders Håkansson.
'An Introduction to Us and Them' comprises twelve tracks taken from their FdM outings together with four 'bonus' tracks, chosen by Britt and Anders from Us and Them from recordings that have appeared on other labels (yes, other labels do exist).
We will add that the look of the CD is really nice, a bit like a small vinyl record. So make an order while you can. Facebook have forbidden Fruits de Mer to do any advertising for the record because of sexual content" of the CD's front cover. Remember that records with forbidden covers could be worthy in the future (Beatles "butchercover" for an example, no comparisons otherwise)
More info here: fruitsdemerrecords.com/usandthemintro.html
New release !
The spring of 2023 is going to be eventful for Us (and Them). The first event is that Fruits de Mer records just released the EP Folklore where Us and Them contribute with our version of Trees beautiful song The Garden of Jane Delawney.
I let the label tell you more about the record:
Four artists that we've worked with over the years - Swedish duo Us and Them, US multi-instrumentalist Jay Tausig, Liverpudlian Elfin Bow and relative FdM new boys Scottish duo Kevin and Scott Robertson - reinterpret songs by three artists who championed folk in the UK in the 60s and 70s - Trees, Caedmon and Bert Jansch - together with the epic traditional song 'Matty Groves', best-known through Fairport Convention's version.
If you would like to know more read here:
On the Review page you find new reviews from Finland and Czech among others.
We have also begun to work with Bandcamp, which has been sadly neglected before. This is our record store where you can also listen to and buy our music. Previously we only had a few scattered songs there, but now you can find our three albums and we will successively release more and more of our eralier records and of course our new releases. There will also be some music that only will be available on Bandcamp.
You find the link to our bandcamp site above this text.
You can find new reviews under the review section here. Directly under that link you find a brief notice but you can also find the whole reivew under each record. Today new reviews from the Italian Roots and Exposé online.
Release on Bandcamp and Spotify
On our Bandcamp page you can listen and buy a physical record here. You find both Bandcamp and Spotify links to the left.
Great review in Shindig! magazine
We are up in clouds after the great review in Shindig ! 5 out of five, could it be better ?
Release party for the new album
Release date for the new album
The 24th of September is the release date for our new third album "...and I observed the blue sky" . We are very proud about it and think it is the album we always wanted to do. We have spent more time to get every song as good as it can get. So if you are interested of buying a copy send an e-mail to email@example.com We will send you a copy as soon we get the order so probably you get the record some time before the release. It cost 9 euro + postage. More info on the Shop-page here.
There is a very small edition of a vinyl version but it became so expensive we're a bit ashamed to tell you how much .
Second single from the forthcoming album
Evening song is the second single from our forthcoming album. The A-side is Evening song and the B-side Mirrors is a song that won't be included on the album. You find it on our Spotify and Bandcamp.
New single out on the 8th of April 2022
This is our first release, compilations excluded, in over two years. The A-side is our own Looks like it's clearing up and the B-side is our version of Gerry Rafferty's To Each and everyone. You find it on Spotify, Bandcamp and YouTube among others