Distr.  : NE - Clear Spot
Style   : folk / neo-folr / dark folk /

STLTN   1       LAVINIA BLACKWALL       MUGGINGTON LANE END             LP      06.2020
STLTNCD 1       LAVINIA BLACKWALL       MUGGINGTON LANE END             CD      06.2020

Lavinia Blackwall's work with prolific Glaswegian psych-folk outfit Trembling Bells
have earned her a reputation as one of the best voices in the scene, many critics
having likened her singing prowess to that of Sandy Denny. Along with Trembling Bells
she has released seven full-length albums and performed as the backing band to folk
legends Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and The Incredible String Band's Mike Heron. Now she
is striking out on her own with the release of her debut solo album 'Muggington Lane
End'. Recorded live, the album is a mixture of wistful longing, joyful exuberance,
wheeling psychedelia and classic songwriting. Listening to it, you wouldn't believe
that many of the vocals on the record were recorded in one take, though that's the
kind of faultless performance the classically trained soprano has become known for.
'Muggington Lane End' began its journey back in 2018, with two tracks ('Waiting For
Tomorrow' and 'All Seems Better') being recorded with former bandmates Mike Hastings
and Simon Shaw. Lavinia's storytelling skills are artfully showcased throughout the
record, 'Muggington Lane End's most common thread being the notion of dreaming and