Review from Arthur
The latest Directing Hand LP Songs From the Red House (Singing Knives) is a mutha. Alex Neilson has been using this moniker to further his deep UK folk investigation and he has here co-conspired with Vinnie Blackwall. Blackwall’s femme vocals swoop and swail through glorious avant garde trails whilst stroking note plenitude from cellos, harps and harmonium. A striking affair and one of the most interestingly modern perusals of folk forms to date.
Bull Tongue Review by Byron Coley and Thurston Moore, from Arthur No. 32, Dec 2008