"its that new album that people keep asking for"....mfc
‘samurai’ is the second album release by the mountain firework company, Brighton’s “new face of urban acoustic roots music"
like its predecessor, their debut album 'a rough guide to feeling rough' it is a self produced live studio album which faithfully captures the rough edged quality and charm of their own brand of soulful melodic contemporary folk, or as one observer put it "swampy alternative bluegrass with a dark treacle folk centre"
much of the material on this eagerly awaited release will already be familiar to their fans in the UK having been written and performed over the last couple of years, and it is sure to be warmly received by their burgeoning fan base over in the USA and Canada.
"embracing and reversioning the good bits from all sorts of musical genres” the mountain firework company deliver an original and driving sound from an all acoustic line up of guitars, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, double bass and drum kit. They are led by the Northern Irish singer songwriter Gareth Mcgahan - an eclectic finger style guitarist and banjo player, steeped in the country blues, folk and african traditions, he writes sad songs for bruised hearts and heads, which sound at once both contemporary and traditional.
"truly fit for the 21st century"