Leaves From The Family Tree

Polly Paulusma

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Folk, Singer-Songwriter
Wild Sound
July 21, 2014

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From humble musical beginnings in a Clapham garden shed, Polly Paulusma has come a long way.

After eight years and two albums with indie label One Little Indian, she now owns her own record label Wild Sound and this year releases her third studio album Leaves from the Family Tree.

To make it, she e-collaborated in a dizzying flurry of cyberwaves with alt.folk heroes John Parker of Nizlopi and Adem, the US singer-songwriter Erin McKeown, rock violin diva Anna Phoebe, and the hottest film composer du jour Michael Price, who's recently won an EMMY for his Sherlock soundtrack.

Ruth Barnes, 6Music: "Pure folk pop genius"

Tom Robinson, 6Music: "Just shows, all you need is talent? one woman, a guitar and a voice"

Songheapsays: "A paeon of touching tenderness"

Netrhythms: "Be swept up by the sheer sense of joy"

Paulusma released her first two albums Scissors in my Pocket (2004) and Fingers & Thumbs (2007) on Bjork's label One Little Indian to international critical acclaim. With a BBC Radio 2 play-listing she toured the UK with Jamie Cullum and Gary Jules, in Europe with Bob Dylan and PJ Harvey; and the USA with The Divine Comedy, Joseph Arthur and Coldplay; she played Glastonbury, the V Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, The Fleadh and Glasgow's T in the Park.

Uncut **** "The finest young British female singer-songwriter to emerge over the last 12 months"

MOJO **** "Complete pure and personal"

The Independent "The most literate songwriter of her generation"

Nic Harcourt "The best album to come out of the UK this year"

Allmusic.com **** "A spectacular debut"

Paulusma's joyous third album, Leaves from the Family Tree, is an honest reflection of family life: birth, death, failure, success, compromise and the beautiful capriciousness of daily existence.

Paulusma, now 36, is a thinker; in her songs the Cambridge English graduate writes about the everyday with a loving eye for detail. She still writes, records and produces songs in her garden shed as she always has.

She has founded her own label, Wild Sound, on which to release both this and her feature film soundtrack works. She is also a film producer and supervises Cambridge University students in literature.

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Catalogue number WLDSND001
Barcode 0859707838672
Number of items 1
Packaging type Custom
Imported No
Weight 40g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 5mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Last Week Me 04:28
2. Blood Red Coat 03:31
3. Hallelujah 02:30
4. Story Of My Life 04:04
5. Most Of It 03:46
6. Two Houses 04:00
7. Don't Ask Me 04:07
8. Ocean 02:32
9. Lynch Pin 04:04
10. All Is Well 04:44
11. Wedding Day 03:30
12. Take Me Home 05:31
13. Don't Ask Me (Radio Edit) 04:11