Stick in the Wheel capture their live sound in a bottle. Six tracks recorded as a four-piece, live at live at Eastcote Studios, demonstrate what they're capable of.
The Water is the Shovel of the Shore feels like a turning point - an album that marks the arrival of a new generation of politically conscious traditional folk singers.
The recent resurgence has made it clear that sea shanties remain an important part of the UK singing tradition. Topic Records reminds us what songs about the sea can really be, as Alex Hurr explores.