Friday, 9 July 2010

Mr. Wakeford's bad luck bird

Tony Wakeford might, through his work with Death in June and Sol Invictus, be a founding father of neofolk. He has also been a musician for three decades, and keeps developing in new and interesting ways. From the M.R. James-inspired The Triple Tree through Orchestra Noir to main project Sol Invictus, and a myriad of other constellations and collaborations, keeping up with Mr. Wakeford's creativity is a real delight.

Lord Bassington-Bassington is particularily infatuated with Mr. Wakeford's new single. "The bad luck bird" is a stab of dark folk-pop which belongs in any neofolk lover's vinyl collection.

The video below is a live performance from this year's instalment of the Wave Gothic Treffen in Leipzig.