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Album Review: Hillfolk Noir - Radio Hour ( Self Release)
Following hot on the tail of last year's SKINNY MAMMA'S REVENGE, the latest offering form Hillfolk Noir is created as an old-timey radio show, complete with airwave crackles, introductions and the occasional advert for 'Wild Root Cream Oil', reminiscent of the Who's Sell Out album. Fronted by Travis Ward on guitar and vocals, the Idaho-based band comprises Alison Ward on a variety of instruments from banjo to singing saw, Mike Waite on upright bass, Jared Goodpaster on percussion, Travis Swartz on the cool hooter and Shaun King on banjo and 'clanker', who together create an immediately entertaining sound.
Their 'junkerdash' music is a take on traditional mountain music, seemingly banging and clattering anything that comes to hand, a little like what the Brit's christened 'Skiffle' in the 1950s, but with an authentic sounding nod towards their own old timey roots. Highly entertaining, Hillfolk Noir who are no strangers to street corners busking for gas money have created a highly engaging hour of music. The album is not only available in CD format and MP3, but also in 10 inch vinyl resembling an authentic 1920s 78rpm disc.