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Folk, Folk-Rock
BTP Records
April 13, 2018

Format: Compact Disc



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Is this the world's first folk party record about the glories and tragedies of whaling?

Leviathan! is the second EP - and fifth studio release - from York-based folk-rockers Blackbeard's Tea Party. On this record, the band dramatise a whaling industry which once funnelled significant funds to British ports such as Hull, Whitby and Peterhead but would eventually bring many whale species to the brink of extinction. Across five tracks the band depict the industry's promises of profit and glory, the power and might of whales, the adrenaline of the hunt, and the tragic bloody realities of a whaler's life at sea.

Throughout, the band plough their own distinctive furrow of arresting folk rock, a sound that is bigger and badder than ever. Moving away from hand percussion, the interlocking rhythms are now provided by two drum-kits, a choice which adds power to the band's sound and accentuates Blackbeard's Tea Party's rockier edge. But while they contemporise British folk, here Blackbeard's Tea Party stay grounded in traditional source material, displaying both accomplished musicianship and their flair for compelling storytelling.

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Key Value
Catalogue number BTP005
Barcode 0634158790652
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 62g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 141mm x 8mm x 127mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. The Diamond 03:28
2. DLFN 04:10
3. Leviathan! 04:30
4. The Lost Triangle 06:32
5. Weary Whaling Ground 05:42