Gerard & the Watchmen – I Climbed a Tree
Gerard & the Watchmen, a british folk group arround singer Dave Gerard, do real oldschool folk with a modern sound. Sometimes it’s a little countryish, then again you can hear the pop – their latest EP, with 8 songs close to a full length album, is a diversified masterpiece of chilled dreamer acoustic sound.
But not only the sound proofs variety. The number of instruments that are played by the bandmembers Dave Gerard, James Frid, Jessica Moncrieff and Dan Rogers also attest creativity and musical sense: Guitar, banjo, strings, lap steel, mandoline and harp are being used, the whole range.
On Soundcloud the group recently started the “Song a Week Challenge“. They are planning on releasing one song each sunday for 6 months. Apart from that you can download the EP I Climbed a Tree for ₤4.99 on bandcamp.