Folk band Hatful of Rain have been nominated for the Best Band award at the Spiral Earth Awards 2015.
The Sussex-based foursome are in the running for the award alongside folk veterans Bellowhead and Fairport Convention and HoR’s lead singer, Chloe Overton, is excited just to be nominated.
She said: “It is such an honour to be recognised along with some of the greats of the folk world; Bellowhead and the Fairports are legends and it’s wonderful to be nominated along with such enduring talent.”
The Hatfuls have been causing a stir in the folk world since the release of their first album “Way Up On The Hill” in 2012, followed by “The Morning Key”, recorded at the Levellers’ Metway studio, in May 2014.
Both albums received national radio play and were universally praised by the likes of Bob Harris, Mike Harding, Rosanne Cash and Ralph McLean. Following the release of “The Morning Key”, the band did their warmly received first national tour throughout the UK.
The bands latest single “Scarlet Ribbon”, a heartbreaking story of a young women’s experience of domestic abuse, was released in November 2014 with all the band’s profits donated to Sussex Domestic Violence charity Rise.
The Awards are decided by public vote so to lend your support to the Hatfuls of Rain, visit the Spiral Earth website, http://www.spiralearth.co.uk/spirals-2015/