Wednesday 28 January 2015

Bellowhead making music with junk

Published 29/05/2014 | 00:07

Bellowhead rescued bits of junk from around the globe to make instruments for their new album
Bellowhead rescued bits of junk from around the globe to make instruments for their new album

A British folk band signed to a seven-figure recording contract are to release an album backed by a paltry £10 worth of musical instruments.

Folk circuit favourites Bellowhead rescued bits of junk from around the globe to cobble together a percussion session worthy of the new album.

It includes a paint tin from Morocco as a bass drum, a cake tin from Texas as a snare, and an alarm bell and a cutlery drainer used as a hi-hat. Percussionist Pete Flood also uses old knives and forks for drum sticks.

Some of the unorthodox instruments were trialled during a Bellowhead gig at the Royal Albert Hall in April, including pots and pans as well as unwanted kitchen equipment. An instructional film showing how to make a drum kit from junk is available on the band's website at bellowhead.co.uk.

Bellowhead will release Revival, the band's fifth studio album, on June 23 and kick off a nationwide tour later in the year.

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