The Urban Folk Quartet
Released 1/5/2015 The Escape is the latest studio album from The UFQ.
Included in The Telegraph's Best Of Folk 2015 list.
Number 2 in Shire Folk's Top Ten Folk Album's 2015.
"This is the band at their brilliant best… [The music seems] to have that subtle natural shift, like a wind-blown wheat-field, or a Pollock painting. At times it must be like the perfect slalom run, or the moment the tube closes around a surfer – that kind of exhilaration – a shamanistic grasp of musical shape shifting." Folk Radio UK
Recorded in Birmingham and London, May 2013. Released November 2013.
"I know when I hear something special and experience the thrill of a new discovery – something to take to heart for the long term. UFQ are that. The night was a pleasure to attend and the CD has transported me straight back to joy of it all. If you get the chance to see them then snap it up, then buy this CD." - Folk Radio UK
Off Beaten Tracks was officially released at the launch party on 3rd March 2012.
"Recorded in the middle of 2011's whirlwind world tour, “Off Beaten Tracks” is a unique record; Both a travelogue of musical snapshots from the road - compositions dedicated to Spanish bus rides or The Vancouver Island coastline, for example - and a collection of highlights from the set that had people dancing the night away at festivals from The Bay of Biscay to edge of The North Pacific."
"An emotionally charged masterpiece." ★★★★ Songlines
"A defining release. Music for open ears and open minds." Nominated for critics' poll album of the year. fRoots
"Big-hearted music. Breathtaking stuff." ★★★★★ R2
This limited edition album was recorded live in concert at The Grand venue on the last night of The UFQ's second UK tour in March 2010.
Released on 12th August 2011, the day The UFQ played Cropredy, popular demand has led to this album being reprinted. This CD album is only available from this website and from live shows.
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"The Urban Folk Quartet" is The UFQ's debut album, released on Fellside Recordings in 2010. It was recorded in three days after returning from The UFQ's first European Tour by Ben and Joe Broughton and produced by Joe.
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Released 3rd March 2012, this is the second studio album from The UFQ.
"One of my favourite bands at the moment and one of the most exciting acoustic groups on the scene today. I really enjoyed their debut CD but I think they've gone well over it with Off Beaten Tracks."
Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
"The UFQ show a great deal of inspiration and invention here." The Guardian
"Fans of ambitious folk should check this out - an interesting and engaging album." The Telegraph
This limited edition album was recorded live in concert at The Grand venue on the last night of The UFQ's second UK tour in March 2010 and was released at Cropredy in August 2011.
Check out the samples below. You can download any full track for 75p or the whole album for just £7.