Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin 'Edgelarks'
Gang Gang Street Corner of Lurline Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780, Australia
17th January 2018
Edgelarks fly in on the tailwind of BBC award winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. The new band name comes with a new project, taking the roots of their previous work – British traditional musics, Indian classical slide guitar, stomping roots beatbox harmonica party; adds a strong stem of original writing; and runs wilder with each gig. The new album, also called Edgelarks, concerns the liminal: borders, crossroads, travellers, refugees, twilight, dawn. In large part written during their travels in Australia in 2016, the album takes inspiration from new horizons, new stories, spacious landscapes. A key song, Signposts, was directly written as a celebration of their time in Tasmania; a travellers anthem imbued with a touch of homesickness, but alight with the excitement of adventure, and the special connections music can make with others, even when you are a world away from home. Edgelarks takes the idea that thresholds, despite often being places of marginalisation, are also places of change – and therefore places of hope. That in the end, people have far more in common than things that divide them, because people are all liminal – all just passing through.