Album title: ESTREN
Release date: 30th April 2021
Sleight Of Hand Records
TEYR are delighted to announce the release of their second album, Estren, recorded and produced by Ian Stephenson (Kan, Baltic Crossing, 422, Andy May Trio). Their return marks a new focus on raw live sound, interwoven vocals, musical collaboration and rich soundscapes. The new album melds original compositions and songs, tipping its hat to the themes of travel, immigration and identity summed up in the word ‘Estren’, Cornish for ‘Stranger.’ TEYR is James Patrick Gavin (fiddle and guitar), Tommie Black-Roff (accordion) and Dominic Henderson (uilleann pipes and whistles).
The record features a wealth of guest musicians, hailing from diverse backgrounds, all with strong ties with TEYR. Within the tracklist we see the likes of award winning cellist Abel Selaocoe (Kabantu, Chesaba), vocalist Ruth Corey (NYX Electronic Drone Choir), Cornish clarinetist Hilary Coleman (Dalla), fiddler and composer Alastair Caplin (Band of Burns, The Langan Band), BBC R2 Folk Award Nominee Sid Goldsmith (Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Awake Arise), violinist Holly Harman (Twisted Twenty, Pennyfiddle Records), violist Amy Jane Hosken (Rad Orchestra), bodhran player Tad Sargent (Crossharbour, Matt Tighe & Tad Sargent), violinist Flora Curzon (Fran & Flora, Gaia Duo) and bassist Nina Harries (Akram Khan, London Electronic Orchestra). The resulting expansive sound is a new chapter in TEYR’s distinctive blend of high energy and fine craft.
Originally formed in London at the beginning of 2013 the band saw critical acclaim for their 2016 debut album Far From The Tree, and in recent years the members of TEYR’s ranks have taken on their own individual journeys; producing albums of their own and relocating to the Nordic countries. In autumn 2018 they reunited in a Finnish log cabin to begin work on the new album, and over the course of the next two years paid numerous visits to their old writing haunt in West Cornwall to complete the musical weaving. Now the trio are thrilled to return to the fray once more as TEYR and share their new vision, Estren.