In The Studio…The Jar Family
Towards the end of July, we were joined here at Monnow Valley by the very lovely Jar Family. Hailing from Hartlepool in the North East of England, the ‘inventor’s of industrial folk. The Jar Family consist of six songwriters and musicians that, rather than strive for success in isolation, decided to join forces to pool their talent.
This week wasn’t filled with your stereotypical rock n roll antics.. these guys were up at the crack of dawn each morning making the most of the 27 degree heat we were lucky enough to see here in Wales that week, jumping in the river, making use of our gym, going for long countryside walks and all this before breakfast!
Joined by producer Rupert Christie, The Jar Family were here recording the first half of their highly anticipated third studio album. They will be back later this year to record the second half, touring the UK in the meantime, including many festivals.
Expect great things from this album, a truly unique sound combining traditional folk with a twist of their individual personalities, one not to be missed!
Overall, a highly enjoyable time had by all at Monnow Valley, with the whole studio family getting involved with the hand claps and foot stomps! Check out The Jar Family at a venue near you soon, you will not be disappointed!