Buriers (Band)

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Buriers (previously A Band Of Buriers) are an English folk and spoken word band signed to Decorative Stamp Records. The band was formed in December 2010 by James P Honey (vocals, guitar, ukelele) and Jamie Romain (cello, guitar, vocals). They perform with a female choir and a violinist, Laura Mallows.

A photograph of James P Honey, the lead singer of English folk band Buriers

Buriers released their first studio album Filth on 10 July 2012 at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. The release was followed by tours in Austria, Germany and the South of France. The single from the album, also called "Filth" was picked as Clash (magazine)’s track of the day,[1] in which the album was described as ‘raw, vital… real’.[1] The album received plaudits from Rough Trade[2] where it is distributed and The Fly.[3] The controversial video to launch the album featured actors Matthew Lewis (of Harry Potter fame) and Lily Loveless (of Skins fame) in a tempestuous relationship that ends in self-mutilation.[4]

A portrait of the three core band members

After a sold-out show upstairs at Ronnie Scott's they did a four-month residency at the club for promoter TV Nights. Buriers host the A Band Of Buriers present…[clarification needed] night at Blacks members club and have presented many famous folk musicians, including Alasdair Roberts and 2012 Mercury Prize nominee Sam Lee.

In November 2012, Buriers toured with Micah P. Hinson[5] on the sold out UK leg of his European tour as well as performing twice at the Union Chapel, voted London's Number One Music Venue[6] by Time Out.

In August 2013 Buriers opened Off Festival[7] in Poland with Patrick Wolf. Shortly after they were signed to booking agent Allo Floride.[8] In November 2013 A Band Of Buriers were selected by the Vienna Songwriting Association[9] to open the last day of the sold out Blue Bird Festival[9] in Vienna with Edwyn Collins, Rachel Sermanni, Adam Green and Amanda Palmer. Buriers were described as one of the highlights of the festival by Austrian national radio station FM4.[10]

Buriers performed again with Micah P. Hinson for nine dates on the UK leg of his 2014 European tour, including their third show at the Union Chapel courtesy of ATP/All Tomorrow's Parties (music festival)[11]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Slides By" (2012)
  • "Filth" (2012)

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