Arthur and The Irrational deliver Nu Folk with a dark Scandinavian twist. Their dreamy melodies and beautiful harmonies combined with a sigh of Nordic melancholy will leave you spellbound.
They are a Folk/Indie band based around singer songwriter Birte Paulsen. Inspired in part by Nordic Folk, Americana and Chanson, their music is hauntingly beautiful – bitter sweet melodies with delicate yet powerful vocals whose fragility pulls the listener in and won’t let them go. Rather than being afraid of darkness and melancholy, they find a certain beauty and comfort in it and therefore create music that has the eccentric charm of Tom Waits combined with the subtle beauty and intensity of female vocalists such as Ane Brun, Lene Marlin or Agnes Obel.
Arthur and The Irrational have been making a name for themselves in the South East of the UK since starting their journey in 2010, when they came second in The Sussex Music Awards and played Brighton Live Festival. Since then they have been very busy playing many prestigious venues, they were asked to perform at The Royal Pavilion Theatre in Brighton as part of SOURCE New Music night, supported acts such as renowned folk singer Naomi Bedford and US band Crooked Fingers and have gained new fans along the way. They are currently recording their first album to be released later this year.
Editorial by Hannah Balcam
- Arthur & The Irrational
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About these tracks…
This is a swan song of a time spend in search of happiness amongst the decayed old glamour of Hollywood, a song about wrong choices and missed chances, evoking images of David Lynch’s film Mullholland Drive , washed up film stars looking down on LA city lights at night.
A beautiful song about betrayal, loss and feeling homesick. Written when Birte was only 22 and living a musician’s life in LA, which she had dreamed of for so long, it is a bittersweet acknowledgement that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
(Knut Kiesewetter, used with permission)
Sung in Low German (a dialect that combines Friesan, Danish and German), this hauntingly beautiful song about wintertime in Northern Friesland is an homage to
Birte’s musical and cultural roots.