- December 2, 2013
After two years touring their last project, Oysterband is now very happy to announce a new studio album, Diamonds In The Water (released 17 February 2014), their first new collection of original songs in seven years.
“It was time”, says fiddler Ian Telfer, “to get back to some of the other things we do best – make new music and get out there on the road.”
Singer John Jones took time from the studio to talk here about the new album:
“After Ragged Kingdom, which was a kind of re-immersion in traditional song”, he says, “it seemed so important to us to get back to working on our song-writing skills in the light of that. We’ve loved every bit of the collaborative projects, which include the Big Session Festival too, of course – but the writing is a vital part of our growth and continuity as a band. And if we can give a little back to the folk tradition, so much the better”.