A study in Blueflint

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After receiving funding from Creative Scotland, Autumn 2014 saw Blueflint record their third album with renowned producer Paul Savage (King Creosote, Mogwai, From Scotland with Love).

They are releasing the album to coincide with their national tour that hits Glasgow this week.

The sound of Blueflint is defined by the sublime close harmonies of Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson whose voices are accompanied by a five-piece line-up intertwining banjos, fiddle, piano, electric guitar, double-bass and drums in raw, honest and beautifully-crafted songs, imbued with a strong alt folk flavour.

The year 2012 saw Blueflint support The Proclaimers for six weeks on their UK album launch tour.

Blueflint’s atmospheric and evocative performances, proved them to be a formidable live act and gained them a strong reputation and following through the UK.

The band’s Edinburgh Fringe show was chosen to perform as part of the prestigious Made in Scotland 2013 showcase and played to sell-out audiences, mirroring their similar success during the Edinburgh 2012 Fringe.

The success of Blueflint’s highly-acclaimed debut album High Bright Morning, gained the band plaudits throughout the music press. The second album Maudy Tree raised their profile even further.

But the proof of the pudding is in the eating and, for those who have not already fallen under their spell or even their radar, it’s worth a quick tenner to go along and see what all the fuss is about.

Star Folk Club at The Hold Club of The Admiral, Glasgow. Tuesday, April 7. 8pm. Tickets £10 Tel. 0141 563 0454