This week sees the release of MAYDAY, the bold and highly anticipated new album from Lady Maisery.
Lady Maisery burst onto the folk scene in 2011 with their hit debut album Weave & Spin. After a hectic 18 months of touring, festival appearances and performances on national radio, Lady Maisery return with MAYDAY, a daring collection of stories about different human struggles. Many of the songs are warnings, often lamenting personal tragedies to expose a wider social injustice, whilst others reveal the determination of the human spirit and the persistence of life.
Lady Maisery break new ground as one of the first UK groups to explore the tradition of diddling or tune singing, which has nearly died out in England, but is still prevalent in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe.
MAYDAY builds on the strengths of Weave & Spin, but ventures away from the safety of conventional harmony singing territory. It is Lady Maisery’s voices which are at the heart of the album, which demonstrates their remarkable ability to blend and sing as one. Their distinctive style of harmony runs throughout, as they unite a range of influences from Eastern Europe, America, Scandinavia and Britain, to create their own characteristic sound.