A special download single released on Monday 21st November 2011
In the run up to the highly anticipated release of their new album ‘The Fragile’, O’Hooley & Tidow unveil a glacial love song with a bitter twist - The Last Polar Bear.
The video for the single - made by Belinda & Heidi features the tender and heartfelt illustrations of Kate Aughey who has provided the images for the new album.
Belinda O’Hooley (The Unthanks) and Heidi Tidow are the dapper gentlewomen behind the groundbreaking Silent June; one of MOJO Magazine’s Top 10 Folk Albums of 2010. Hailed as pioneers of innovative chamber-folk, their music defies easy description, crossing folk and classical boundaries with a hint of burlesque theatricality. Their beautifully unusual songs touch on everything from dark folk tales, cross-dressing historical figures through to the invisibility of the elderly and the global economy, yet are always sure to tug on your heart-strings. Their new album The Fragile, released in February 2012, sees them touring the country with their irresistible blend of striking arrangements, sublime harmonies and cheeky Northern banter.
The Last Polar Bear is available to download on iTunes and Amazon from Monday 21st November.
For more info visit www.ohooleyandtidow.com
“Blessed with sensitivity, coupled with a great sense of humour, Belinda and
Heidi write creatively, expressing new ideas both lyrically and musically in a
The Fragile Album Tour 2012
11th TAUNTON The Brewhouse
23rd BRADFORD Topic Folk Club
1st BOURNEMOUTH Folk Club
2nd HOVE Folk Club
4th BRISTOL Folk House
5th LONDON Green Note
9th COWBRIDGE Little Shop of Calm
10th BRIDPORT Arts Centre
15th YORK Black Swan Folk Club
16th GUILDFORD Guildford Institute
20th MANCHESTER Village Folk Club
23rd NOTTINGHAM Glee Club
24th SHEFFIELD Greystones
25th LEEDS All Hallows Church
30th LUDLOW Assembly Rooms
31st GATESHEAD The Sage
25th LONDON Cecil Sharp House
25th-27th SHEPLEY Spring Festival
16th HALIFAX Calderdale Pride
20th-21st SHROPSHIRE Festival At The Edge
22nd TROWBRIDGE Village Pump Folk Festival
11th-12th BROADSTAIRS Folk Week