Video Of The Week – Bridie Jackson & The Arbour – ‘We Talked Again’

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Our video of the week comes in the shape of  Bridie Jackson & The Arbour’s lead single, ‘We Talked Again’, from their debut album ‘New Skin’. Despite a reluctance to post music without some context and comment there’s little point us waffling on about the power of the video combined with the haunting nature of the song – on an emotional level it speaks for itself. The narrative however is open to interpretation, other than there’s been a major unseen tragedy and when the shit hits the fan people pull together. If it doesn’t move you in some way then your heart is a lump of stone.

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour were the winners of 2013’s Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition and are huge favourites of Tom Robinson’s Fresh On the Net team. In fact when we reviewed for  Fresh On The Net ‘We Talked Again’ we described it thus- “It demonstrates why this Newcastle based four-piece are way ahead of the field in the overcrowded ‘Folk marketplace.’ Lush instrumentation, intelligent poetic lyrics, and a haunting vocal that seems to have arrived via the Elizabeth Fraser school of celestial beauty prove Birdie Jackson and The Arbour are something rather special indeed. “

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

Discussion2 Comments

  1. Great shout Andy. Memories of seeing these in a very small and empty pub venue in Hartlepool. I knew at the time that they well exceeded mediocrity. It was the fragile haunting melodies – melancholy, forboding even, and yet uplifting. Thanks for the reminder. I want some more now.

  2. Great shout Andy. Memories of seeing these in a very small and empty pub venue in Hartlepool. I knew at the time that they well exceeded mediocrity. It was the fragile haunting melodies – melancholy, forboding even, and yet uplifting. Thanks for the reminder. I want some more now.

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