Show Of Hands – Battlefield Dance Floor, the reviews

Show Of Hands – Battlefield Dance Floor, the reviews

Show of Hands - Battlefield Dance FloorIt’s not yet been out for a week but the new Show Of Hands album has already garnered some great reviews.

RnR called it “a brilliant album” in their latest issue whilst The Observer called it an “entertaining collection, perfect for the Hands’ live shows”. You can read more of the highlights and follow the links to read the full reviews below.

“There are highlights aplenty in these thirteen tracks… This is a brilliant album and you’ll buy it – you know you will.”
RnR ★★★★★read full review

“An entertaining collection, perfect for the Hands’ engaging live shows.”
Observer / Guardian ★★★read full review

“A pulsing mix of Phil Beer’s driving fiddle numbers interspersed with Steve Knightley’s trademark soulful ballads of love and loss… An album of so many parts – the elements make for a very enjoyable Greatest Hits feel”
Songlines ★★★read full review

“..one of the most cohesive, diverse and persuasive sets of their entire career… one of the most consistently adventurous collections in the Show Of Hands catalogue. May the quartet merrily toast their achievement on this album, then vigorously play it out into the battlefield that is the UK’s live circuit. They will be touring arguably their most fully realised collection to date.”
Folk Radioread full review

“Folky dance-alongs such as No Secrets and Make The Right Noises are instantly likeable. Leonard Cohen’s First We Take Manhattan also gets a masterful reworking, with the fiddling of Phil Beer providing an urgent undercurrent befitting the tone of the song.”
EDS Magazineread full review

“Painted in both broad brushstrokes and delicate finesses, from its striking cover to its last note, this album is one of the year’s best.”
Bright Young Folkread full review

“One of the most recognized folk acts of the 21st century – this album doesn’t disappoint”
Folking.comread full review

“Battlefield Dance Floor offers a smorgasbord of styles and moods; but there is also a coherence and a depth – each time you listen through it reveals something of its self.”
From the Marginsread full review

“One of the folk albums of the year”
Get Ready To Rockread full review

Upcoming Tour Dates

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Wednesday, 30th October 2019 Honiton The Beehive United Kingdom
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Thursday, 31st October 2019 Harrogate Royal Hall United Kingdom
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Friday, 1st November 2019 Doncaster Cast United Kingdom
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Saturday, 2nd November 2019 Durham Gala Theatre United Kingdom
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Thursday, 7th November 2019 Swansea Brangwyn Hall United Kingdom
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Friday, 8th November 2019 Bath The Forum United Kingdom
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Saturday, 9th November 2019 Yeovil Westlands United Kingdom
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Wednesday, 13th November 2019 Shrewsbury Theatre Severn United Kingdom
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Thursday, 14th November 2019 Norwich Epic Studios United Kingdom
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Friday, 15th November 2019 Dorking Dorking Halls United Kingdom
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Saturday, 16th November 2019 Salisbury City Hall United Kingdom
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Wednesday, 20th November 2019 Portsmouth New Theatre Royal United Kingdom
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Thursday, 21st November 2019 St Albans The Alban Arena United Kingdom
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Friday, 22nd November 2019 Islington, London Union Chapel United Kingdom
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Saturday, 23rd November 2019 Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion United Kingdom
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Sunday, 24th November 2019 Aylesbury Aylesbury Waterside Theatre United Kingdom
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Wednesday, 27th November 2019 Birmingham Birmingham Town Hall United Kingdom
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Thursday, 28th November 2019 Cheltenham Cheltenham Town Hall United Kingdom
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Friday, 29th November 2019 Lincoln The Engine Shed United Kingdom
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Saturday, 30th November 2019 Leicester Haymarket Theatre United Kingdom
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Friday, 6th December 2019 Exmouth Exmouth Pavilion United Kingdom
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Saturday, 7th December 2019 Exmouth Exmouth Pavilion United Kingdom
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Saturday, 7th December 2019 Exmouth Exmouth Pavilion United Kingdom
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