Polaris Prize-nominated collective The Acorn, from Ottawa, have inked a UK deal with London-based indie Bella Union.
The Acorn is formed around core figure Rolf Klausener, and their Glory Hope Mountain is on the longlist for the Canadian version of our Mercury Prize. The album - out in their native Canada already - will receive an official UK release on October 20.
From the horse's mouth:
"The Acorn produce a unique brand of experimental, popular folk music that effortlessly marries modern and traditional forms. To check out their sublime, rhythmic sounds, click to their MySpace page."
See the band live:
6 Birmingham Yardbird
7 Brighton The Hope
8 London Luminaire with Akron/Family
9 Nottingham Bodega with Akron/Family
10 Manchester Night & Day
11 Bristol Fleece with Akron/Family