Thistletown are a psychedelic folk band from Falmouth, Cornwall.
They came to public attention through a Guardian Newspaper column by Will Hodgkinson concerning his year-long project to start a record label, after he saw them playing in The Jacobs Ladder pub in Falmouth. The band lived together on a boat, and formed due to a collective love of obscure 1970's folk bands such as 'Heron' and 'Trees'. They recorded an album, 'Rosemarie', named after their boat, in the garden of a Cornish cottage with Circulus main man, Michael Tyack, and Benet Walsh producing. The album was well received by the press, receiving 4 stars from The Times, along with 'Mojo' magazine, 'Record Collector' and others.
The group disbanded in 2008. They briefly reformed in 2010.
- Rosemarie (2008, Big Bertha Records)
Band members up until 2008
Andrew Jarvis - Trumpet, Drums, Harmonium, Accordion. Lydia Thistle - Vocals, percussion. Tiffany Bryant - Vocals, percussion, Flute. Ben Tweddell - Guitar. Matthew Bennett - Drums and Percussion. Al Davies - Bass. Michael Tyack - Saz, Lute, Cittern, electric guitar. Benet Walsh - Bass, Mandolin, Clarinet. Mikey the dog - Vibes.
- Hodgkinson, Will, "Guardian", 08/06/2007, "http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2007/jun/08/popandrock3" 10/04/2010
- Hodgkinson, Will, "Guardian", 10/08/07, "http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2007/aug/10/folk" 10/04/2010
- Jelbert, Steve, "Times", 18/01/2008, "http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/cd_reviews/article3205145.ece" 10/04/2010
- Hodgkinson, Will, "Guardian", 07/10/2007 "http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2007/sep/07/popandrock3" 10/04/2010
- Hodgkinson, Will, "Guardian", 18/07,2008, "http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/jul/18/folk" 10/04/2010