Vote for Martin & Eliza in the BBC Folk Awards

8 February 2015

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 8 February 2015

folk awards 2015

Martin and Eliza’s 2014 album The Moral of the Elephant has been nominated in the Best Album category in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards.

Surprisingly, there are no nominations for Best Duo or Best Traditional Track but the Best Album category is decided by a public vote so you can add your support by clicking here or on the image above and voting before midnight on 13 February (UK time).

If you haven’t heard the album you can find out more from the Topic records EPK below…

The full list of nominees can be found here.


Martin & Eliza win fRoots Critics Poll vote

6 December 2014

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 6 December 2014

froots logo

Martin and Eliza Carthy’s album “The Moral Of The Elephant” was announced as the winner of the 2014 fRoots Critics Poll album of the year on Friday.

fRoots editor Ian Anderson made the discussed the awards and announced the winners on the BBC Radio 3 “World on 3” show which you can hear for the next four weeks here.

LINK: “The Moral of the Elephant” in DISCOGRAPHIES
LINK: Recording “The Moral of the Elephant”
LINK: Photo Gallery from Martin & Eliza’s 2014 tour

 


Photo Gallery: Martin & Eliza Carthy, 13 June 2014

14 June 2014

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 14 June 2014

Martin and Eliza’s tour for their new album The Moral Of The Elephant visited the Met Theatre in Bury on 13 June.


Martin and Eliza’s “Record Store Day” release

23 February 2014

Posted by Kevin Boyd, 23 February 2014

It’s been a busy week for Topic Records at the BBC Folk Awards: as well as Martin and Eliza using the occasion to debut a number of songs from their forthcoming duo album, another Topic act The Full English performed at Wednesday night’s ceremony and received awards for Best Group and Best Album. In the middle of all this Topic announced that Martin and Eliza would feature on the label’s 2014 UK Record Store Day release with a 7″ single of “Happiness” due on 19 April.

Happiness single cover

2014 will be the seventh UK Record Store Day and Topic have previously participated with releases by June Tabor & Oyster Band (2012) and Davy Graham (2013). These were exclusively available in physical format as limited runs of 1000 copies on 7″ vinyl from participating stores on the day of release with remaining copies being made available via Topic’s website at later dates. Digital versions can be downloaded via iTunes.

It’s safe to assume that the release of “Happiness” will follow the same format. This will be the first available track from Martin and Eliza’s new album “The Moral of the Elephant” as the 19 April release date will be some six weeks before the album is issued on 2 June. As yet there has been no announcement on the single’s B-side(s) or catalogue number but I would expect the latter to follow recent patterns and be assigned STOP2014. More detail to follow as and when it becomes available.

Edit : 24 February
Topic Records posted the following response:
“Martin & Eliza’s RSD single will have the catalogue number STOP2587.
We will shortly be announcing our other Record Store Day release which will have the catalogue number STOP2014…..
Best wishes
Topic Records”

VIEW “Happiness” in DISCOGRAPHY

Read my review of Topic’s 2013 Record Store Day release (also available here)

Recording “The Moral of the Elephant”


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