Monday 29 March 2021

WATCH: Organ Morgan - 'Dracula's Toothache'

I've become a little bit obsessed with this since finding it in my inbox recently. What appeared visually and sonically to be just a little bit quirky at first is, in the details, a thing of intricate beauty. If you like a good slice of folk music like me, you'll most definitely love this. Accordion, double bass, wooden spoons, sublime harmonies. What more could you possibly want?

Dracula's Toothache is the debut track from Organ Morgan, released via new London Folk collective Broadside Hacks. Named after the hermetic composer from Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood, the project draws on the inspiration of the English countryside. Originally the brainchild of Harris McMillan and Frank Wright, they're joined by Boz Martin-Jones, Maggie For├ęs and Stefano Amoretti to become a five-piece to be reckoned with. Half a decade's worth of material and years of playing together at folk nights has shaped the project into what you see now. If this is their first release, I can't wait to see what they've got up their sleeves for us next!

On the track, Harris explains: "The song came from some unpleasant realisations I had about getting older - I noticed I'd shed many parts of my life that I'd always considered integral, and kept other parts that I'd rather have lost. I found the most reliable image I had of myself was in the way others saw me - it can be difficult to live outside those expectations."

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