Fritillaries’ music – sometimes upbeat and bold, sometimes slow and contemplative – is always original and engaging, combining Americana instrumentation and English folk roots with a pop song sensibility.
Over the last five years, Fritillaries have toured extensively in the UK and Australia. Their 2021 headline tour saw dates at The Green Note (London), Kitchen Garden Cafe (Birmingham) and The Southbank Club (Bristol). They’ve shared stages with Sam Brookes, Madison Violet, Reg Meuross, Blue Rose Code, and many more. Their upcoming album and recent singles have been produced by Ru Lemer (Tom Grennan, Alfie Castley) and feature Andy Hamill (Annie Lennox, Martha Reeves) on double bass and Kit Massey (Aphex Twin, Anna Calvi) on violin. Fritillaries have been featured on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Wales and been played extensively on BBC Introducing.
Fritillaries are a Bristol-based folk and Americana duo, playing original songs on guitar, mandolin and banjo. Their recent songs have their hands in the soil, and take a compassionate look at the shadowy parts of ourselves.
Playing together since childhood, Hannah and Gabriel share a unique intimacy and ability to draw audiences into their world. First playing music together in Exmouth, Devon, they’ve been based in Bristol since 2020. Their acclaimed debut album – about people missed, places found, and things unearthed from the spaces the light doesn’t reach – is out now on Pear O’Legs Records. The album was made possible by generous funding from Crowdfunders and Help Musicians.
FOLK RADIO UK
‘touchingly poetic, Fritillaries is an enthrallingly scenic, tranquil and fruitful debut … capturing the purity, inventiveness and talent of the duo’s playing’
‘the words, written over the course of two years, can be read as poems as much as lyrics … a delicate beautiful flower of an album’
★★★★ ‘a thing of beauty’
‘youthful energy, freshness and cliché-free approach to roots’
AT THE BARRIER
‘a musical treasure-trove of intense and exquisite music. Their seeds of hope for a successful future have firmly been planted in this exceptional record.’
GIDEON COE, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC
CERYS MATTHEWS, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC
‘this new collection cements them as one of the more exciting names emerging on the scene right now.’
Featuring a live video series with the filmmaker Giulia Franchi
Fritillaries debut album is OUT NOW
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