Having recently signed to the newly re-launched Sony imprint Silvertone, acclaimed indie alt folk band Wildwood Kin will release their much-anticipated debut album Turning Tides August 18th. In the meantime here is their new single and video Run.

Wildwood Kin, a family trio formed in Exeter, borrow heavily from early folk influences, but their extraordinary debut album delves deeply in to other genres, featuring both electric and acoustic instruments. It boasts inventive sonics and spectral atmospherics alongside their sublime three-part harmonies.

Wildwood Kin performing at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 10 may 2017 (Simon Reed)

Wildwood Kin  2017 (Simon Reed)

Guitarist Emillie Key, her bouzouki/keyboard-playing sister Beth and their drumming cousin Meghann Loney all sing, swapping leads on original songs, and joining forces on harmonies that have become their trademark, inviting comparisons with the likes of Crosby, Stills and Nash and Fleetwood Mac.

“Making the album was a huge learning process,” says Emillie. “We had no idea what we were capable of and we constantly surprised ourselves. We went in to the studio not knowing where the boundaries were and discovered that, of course, there aren’t any. That’s what we found most exciting.”

Being tipped by the likes of Jo Whiley, Mark Radcliffe, Steve Wright, Bob Harris and Jamie Cullum and having previously toured with Seth Lakeman and Ward Thomas, the band play several UK headline shows this autumn.

Before that the band will play three shows at The Islington as part of a monthly residency alongside a huge festival line-up this summer, which includes both the Glastonbury Avalon and BBC Introducing Stages, plus BBC Radio 2’s Festival In A Day in Hyde Park.


Wildwood Kin play the following headline shows:


Thurs 15th                   LONDON, The Islington


Thurs 6th                     LONDON, The Islington


Wed 2nd                    LONDON, The Islington


Weds 4th                   PORTSMOUTH, Square Tower

Thurs 5th                   BRISTOL, Louisiana

Sat 21st                      LIVERPOOL, Magnet

Weds 25th                 MANCHESTER, Night and Day

Thurs 26th                GLASGOW, Stereo

Sun 29th                    LEEDS, Headrow House


Weds 1st                     BIRMINGHAM, Glee

Thurs 2nd                   CARDIFF, Glee

Fri 3rd                         BATH, Moles

Mon 6th                      LONDON, Borderline

Tues 7th                      BRIGHTON, Hope

Weds 8th                    NOTTINGHAM, Glee

Thurs 9th                    NORWICH, Waterfront

Fri 17th                       TRURO, Old Bakery

Sat 18th                      TAUNTON, Brewhouse


Tickets on sale Wed 21st June. Album bundles available from http://smarturl.it/WildwoodKin_D2C