Release Date: Feb 3, 2017
Record label: Topic
After forming then exercising a new 12-piece band in promotion of Wayward Daughter, her 2013 career-spanning anthology, U.K. folk maverick Eliza Carthy set out to write a new album that would capture the group's unique clamor. The result is Big Machine, the ensemble's first recorded set with their wayward leader. Not unlike fellow Brits Bellowhead, the Wayward Band injects a similarly robust brass and string pomp into Carthy's folk-rooted music, though with the undeniable rock edge that she often leans on.