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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, and iTunes.