"...This EP is a beautiful little thing and needs to be loved and cherished by people who appreciate well crafted and heartfelt music..."
"...a lovely little EP..."
"...great songs well delivered...
...brilliant trio who have dazzled us with two headline spots in the last 18 months."
Natalina Castiglioni: Vocals
Del Halpin: Guitar, Slide
Ian Montague: Guitar, Vocals
The pigeonholing of music can be a foolhardy and ultimately futile pastime so rather than finding a meaningless label let's say that Crayon Angels are some pleasant humans playing some nice songs for grown-ups.
To expand on that ever-so slightly - Crayon Angels are an acoustic guitar driven trio combining songs influenced by some of the British greats (Richard Thompson, Ray Davies, Andy Partridge etc.), delivered by a soulful female vocal and coloured by atmospheric electric and slide guitars.
Others, who know about these things, have written that they are "quintessential English Pop/Folk crossover at its finest" and "quietly magnificent". Well, if you insist...
Their second EP ‘Postcards’ has just popped out on the Submarine Broadcasting Company label and has been receiving airplay in all the right quarters (BBC Radio's Genevieve Tudor, Along The Tracks, Blues & Roots Radio, Mike Davies, Liz Franklin, Chris Arscott, Brian Player, Fiona Elcoat among others).
The subject matter of their songs touches on such thorny issues as: older person love (not always a welcome thought close to meal time), bedsit love affairs past, the ludicrous behaviour of middle-aged men and memories of summers long gone. Crayon Angels have, you'll note, neatly sidestepped the fairies, wizards and maidens-fair that can act as a barrier to some against acoustic music.
Live, Crayon Angels have recently appeared at such convivial and well established venues and events as The Harrison, Slackfolk, the Running Well and Bishops Stortford acoustic clubs and the Loughton and Lost Horizons folk clubs and are earning a nicely growing reputation as all-round good eggs.