1. Fakenham Fair
2. Roll Her Down The Bay
3. Vignette I
4. I Drew My Ship Across The Harbour
5. Kafoozalum / The Priest's Miss
6. Cholera Camp
7. Vignette II
8. Whiskey Is The Life Of Man
9. Spectre Review
10. Widow's Curse
11. Bruton Town
12. Trip To Bucharest / The Flight Of The Folk Mutants Parts 1 & 2
13. Vignette III
Independent 5***** A superb second album. Jazz, classical, dance, barbershop, rockabilly, folk… it’s all in here, a costume box full of characters raging with unruly life. A Jocaobean rock’n’roll that celebrates whiskey, haunts lovers and draws a sharp sword.
Observer Music Monthly 4**** A triumphant expedition into the past, which for all the antiquity of its songs is also a thoroughly modern piece of music-making - as its title suggests, cutting edge.
MOJO 4**** Musically complex with liberal allusions to morris, jazz and military bands and laced with humorous nuances, it carries its instrumental weight lightly. And when they hit full stomping mode, nobody does it better.
Q Magazine 4**** The biggest, rowdiest and quite possibly, best thing to have happened to English folk. Matachin makes an excellent job of bottling their unique live experience.
The Daily Mirror 4**** One of the country’s greatest live outfits. They should be a greater source of national pride. This second album is a party for old and young alike – rip-roaring, musically exuberant, gleefully anarchic, culturally criss-crossing brilliance.
fRoots Humour, pathos, spirit, vitality, thrills, spills, huge choruses and piles of instruments. They have plenty more adventures to come, but in the meantime this is still a big, fat, stomping winner.
The Sun 4****
Financial Times 4****
Mark Rutterford - Visit Fakenham fair, drink whiskey, get cholera!