Folk the System: Raw Folk Punk From The Shires
Folk the System is a folk-punk band based in Banbury (UK)
"Formed in the early 1990's, folk the system's firebrand mix of folk mayhem and punk attitude soon carried them away from the pubs and clubs of their banbury home.
Headlining and supporting bands such as Citizen Fish, Blyth Power and The Rythmites (to name a few). They have played festivals and clubs from the tip of Cornwall to the wilds of the Scottish highlands gathering fans and friends where ever they stopped.
The band split up in the late 1990's after years of drinking, dancing and general chaos. But always remained friends with many a drunken night ending in plans to reform.
In late 2013 lead singer and esteemed band leader Simon Hill bought a new 12 string and sent word to his troops that the music world needed another blast of Folk the System.
How could we refuse...
2014 saw our first gigs with all 5 original members for nearly 20 years , 2015 sees us back on stage at various gigs and festivals across the uk ( Gosfest, Beacon festival, Umbrella fair and others..)
With an album released in 2015 and a track recorded for the "Bostin' Days" charity CD, the fun continues.
Being essentially a live band with a true DIY ethos, Folk the System only recorded two 4 track demos before splitting for pastures new.
"Unrest in the Wolds" is a brand new recording of some of those songs together with some new/ unreleased material.
With lyrics raging against the machine, against cruelty, corruption and everything in between, instruments being thrashed and pounded to within an inch of their lives, it's 45 minutes of 100 mph folk punk mayhem and we hope you enjoy listening it to it as much as we enjoyed making it."
Tony Partner - Guitar
Simon Hill - Vocals, Guitar, Tin Whistle
Maty Tustian - Bodhran, Drums, Vocals
John Tims - Fiddle, Mandolin
Johnny Fell - Bass
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