OUT TODAY, BURR ISLAND’S ‘ENGLISH ROSES’
FOLLOWING previous single, ‘Nunney Town,’ West Country duo BURR ISLAND today release their follow up, ‘English Roses,’ to remind us there is an inherent commonality among humans.
‘English Roses’ is a haunting folk song about xenophobia and how growing up in small towns, the duo and best friends Tom England and Oskar Porter, witnessed the insidiousness of unconscious racism, most notably during Brexit.
Having harnessed a core indie and folk following, Burr Island have brought comparison to the iconic Simon & Garfunkel. However, their originals and equally introspective lyrics bring new meaning to that golden era of San Francisco ‘happening hippie spirit,’ as channeled through their beloved West Country, taking listeners on an intimate, melodic journey in search of meaning and humane value.
Last year the West Country pair headlined several of their own shows and in September, supported Steve Pilgrim and Paul Weller at London’s Union Chapel, before embarking on a UK tour supporting Ocean Colour Scene.
Recorded at Kundalini Studios in Devon and produced by Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene/Paul Weller/The Specials/P.P. Arnold), ‘English Roses’ is a classic sound, but with the duo’s perfect heartfelt harmonies echoing important social and political issues.
Catch BURR ISLAND live in August supporting Ocean Colour Scene:
Friday 18th: MARGATE, Dreamland
Sunday 20th: BEXHILL, De la Warr Pavilion
Thursday 24th: HALIFAX, New Victoria Theatre