Mekons: 'Natural' (Quarterstick) A new album for the first time in about five years from the Leeds formed collective who've been around since at least the dawn of punk rock. Long established as purveyors of the sort of storytelling folk yarns through down home rockin' folk/blues-alt country, reggae and stompin acoustic rabble rousing, campfire sing-along. This collection aims to detail "a celebration of ritual, paganism and sacrifice" with songs of woods wandering, foxes, urban / rural societies, terrorism and war. Collecting zeitgeist issues, highlighted through songs with the vocals up-front so you get the point of the story, this collection is set apart from the fashion conscious attitude of the recent plethora of the so-called folk revivalists. Get it !
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