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A Hurricane A Thunderstom is the third album from Glasgow based band The Second Hand Marching Band. Self-dubbed as untraditional folk; I’ve spent all morning thinking of another way to categorize their particular brand of folk to no avail.  There is a familiarity here that likens their sound to ‘traditional folk’ music but with 16 + people hammering away on a variety of different instruments the result is more intense and dynamic than what you get from the classic folk dude blissfully strumming his guitar—which is still great.  Folk with an edge?  Party folk? Dance music with a blue grass feel?

In short, The Second Hand Marching Band sounds like how you want Mumford and Sons to sound.

– Emma

 

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