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Mike Barnes

Oysterband : Deserters

The recent breakthrough of Bellowhead in the UK is yet another of those moments when the English discover that they have a vibrant, deep and long musical heritage. ‘Deserters,’ from the indefatigable Oysterband, is as good an entry point to this world as any, giving a taste of the old and new, the mellow and the energetic spiced with a lyrical style that is political without being polemical. Mike Barnes tells.

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