Communion Records are a secret driving force behind some of the most popular new music being made today. With a eye for the reminiscent yet innovative stylings of musicians such as Matthew and the Atlas, Treetop Fliers and Ben Howard there are few better places to go for today’s take on the folky, bluesy, pop twinged genre which has been irresistible for as long as plaid shirts have.
I really started to prick my ears up to the music Communion were putting out when they signed To Kill A King who are a band you must see this Summer while the sun is shining and before they take off as they certainly will. Communion have capitalised on my pricked ears with the release of The Flowerpot Sessions. Recorded in 7 days with a host of musicians, known and unknown, this is very much a record which embraces the spontaneous and the creative side of music.
The music ranges from the gentle and so so pretty acoustic tunes which Communion have built their name around to the stunningly strong vocals of Kyla La Grange as well as Damian Rice covering the Grease soundtrack with Angus and Julia Stone, right through to the finale of rabble rousing rasping of Beans On Toast.
Featuring covers, collaborations and more than enough fantastic music to soundtrack a summer Communion have managed to capture the great sense of excitement and the enthusiasm for the way they approach music but at the same time they are pushing it forward and with each step success seems to be waiting for them.
It kills me that none of the songs are cleared for blog posts but if you felt like buying a record on a hunch and a nod from a stranger then you certainly wont regret it.