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Thread #143905   Message #3324390
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
18-Mar-12 - 04:23 AM
Thread Name: Guardian on 'Shuffle Folk', 'Weirdlore'
Subject: RE: Guardian on 'Shuffle Folk', 'Weirdlore'
Has anybody else heard of "Sproatly Smith"? I did check the date and it's still March!

Ah! The open minds of Mudcat, where Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells is alive and well. The Sproats (as their legion of fans refer to them) have been around for years, even since the glory days of Myspace & Woven Wheat Whispers, & producing some cracking albums for such labels as Reverb Worship, none of which will mean anything to your average Folk Fan, who (to misquote Mark E Smith) wouldn't know the sun was up unless there was a feature in the Guardian about it.

So yes, Folknacious, plenty of people have heard of Sproatly Smith - so drop your folkrighteous quotes and get with the times least they pass you by.

And this is shaping up to be the Folk Event of the Year:

http://www.frootsmag.com/weirdlore/

See y'all there!