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Track of the Week: Lisa Knapp – Shipping Song

  • October 14, 2015

Lisa Knapp - Hidden SeamThis weeks Navigator track of the week is Lisa Knapp’s Shipping Song, taken from her 2013 album Hidden Seam.

Shipping Song is the album’s opening track and arises from Lisa’s fascination with the Met Office’s somnambulant, poetic late night shipping forecast; its strange and far-away sounding place names, Utsire, Viking, Fastnet and Lundy. A recording of American Marine sound testing from the 1950s was seamlessly sewn into the track, alongside the noises of sea creatures and spinning motors.


Watch: Lisa Knapp – Shipping Song

  • December 2, 2013

Lisa Knapp - Hidden SeamLisa Knapp’s ‘Shipping Song’ is the latest track from her new album Hidden Seam to get the video treatment (after ‘Black Horse’).

Described as having “songs that twist, turn and constantly surprise” in the 4 star Guardian review, the new release has been nominated in the Best Album category at next years Folk Awards and Lisa’s also has nominations for Folk Singer of the Year and Best Original Song (for ‘Two Ravens’).

Hidden Seam is available now from Propermusic.com, Amazon.co.uk and iTunes.

Watch: Lisa Knapp – Black Horse

  • October 15, 2013

The new video from Lisa Knapp is for the song Black Horse, taken from her latest album ‘Hidden Seam’. Black Horse is a song by the great, late English singer/songwriter, Lal Waterson, which Lisa was originally invited to perform on tour with Scottish singer and guitarist James Yorkston. Not only does James guest on this recording but Lisa was also thrilled to be joined by Lal’s daughter, Marry Waterson.


New Album: Lisa Knapp – Hidden Seam

  • July 26, 2013

Lisa Knapp - Hidden SeamLisa Knapp first emerged in 2007 with a remarkable debut album, ‘Wild And Undaunted’ and quickly established herself as a highly distinctive, creative artist, merging a radiant style of traditional folk and self-penned song with vocal, fiddle, hammer dulcimer, strings, banjo and contemporary production. ‘Wild And Undaunted’ won Lisa critical acclaim including BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations and MOJO Folk Album of the Year.

It’s been a long wait but evidently worth it – the South Londoner’s much anticipated 2nd full length album, Hidden Seam, is finally due for release by Navigator Records on 16th September 2013.