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Q Magazine “Excellent... blew me away...” The Independent “Powerful, political and pertinent”
Rambling folk singer Will Varley, who has famously walked over 500 miles along England's south coast with a guitar on his back, saw an incredible year last year with the release of his critically acclaimed third album ‘Postcards From Ursa Minor’ on 30th October via Xtra Mile Recordings. His previous two albums also received rave reviews from Q magazine & fRoots and he has been described by Frank Turner, as "One of the best singer-songwriters in the UK."
Produced by Tristan Ivemy and mastered at Abbey Road by Frank Arkwright (Arcade Fire, Blur) ‘Postcards From Ursa Minor’ is a master-class in song-writing that pushes the boundaries of the ‘one man and a guitar’ format. From rowdy drinking songs with sprawling chaotic arrangements to his sparse solo performances he covers a range of subjects with his trademark sprinkling of social commentary, politics and wry humour.
Since completing his walking tour in 2014 and being named one of Time Out's rising stars of 2015, Will has had tracks played on BBC Radio 2, 6 & XFM including mentions from Steve Lamacq, Communion Records and Rob Da Bank. Varley's highly energetic live shows, which jump effortlessly from heartbreaking love songs to hilarious shaggy dog stories, are complimented by his self-made music videos that in turn have clocked up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and bought attention to his songs from all over the world.
Between touring constantly for the past five years and co-running his own record label & the sell-out Smugglers festival where he's based in Kent, interest in Will, and his highly anticipated third album is reaching fever pitch.