A page of wonderful folk music, originally started to fill the 3 months of summer break.

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Today’s delight is a great band called The Alexander. The duo comprises the talented musicians James Wenzel and Alexander Bercow; James handling the lyrics, and the eponymous Alexander the prime guitar.

The lead on this post, 'Lakes', is a great song, straight from the handbook of Justin Vernon himself and probably my favourite on the EP. I also like 'Islands (Bit Too Much)' with a fantastic female vocal addition and a catchy chorus. Honourable mention goes to the great guitar work on the EP opener 'Oceans' giving it a very folky feel I appreciated.

The EP is currently on free download on bandcamp, and I cannot do much more than implore you to have a listen. For those of you who have joined the future on Spotify, it can be streamed there too from here. Of course, take the time to like them on Facebook and show some indie music support!