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.
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“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

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