Red River Dialect

Broken Stay Open Sky

released February 2, 2018

Broken Stay Open Sky is the fourth full-length album by Red River Dialect, and their first for Paradise of Bachelors.

The London-based band (with Cornish roots) brings a windswept energy and daylight to a contemplative, gorgeously rendered suite of songs about inhabiting the landscape, and our bodies, in joy and pain alike. Informed by songwriter David Morris’s spiritual practice, and recorded largely live in the studio, this is the band’s most ambitious and emotionally affecting work to date: atmospheric but deeply rooted, equally concerned with investigating the concrete and the cosmic, both quiet details of the everyday and looming matters of faith.

Pre-order links:

LP / CD via Paradise of Bachelors (inc single download)

Other options (worldwide)

For UK pre-orders, we recommend Drift, Resident, Rough Trade, Norman Records or Jumbo!

Tender Gold and Gentle Blue

released July 31, 2015

David Morris on guitars & vocals, Robin Stratton on piano, Ed Sanders on violin, Coral Kindred-Boothby on cello & tape loops, Simon Drinkwater on banjo, chanter & metalophone. Additional guitar from Nathan Salsburg on Great Eastern Sun.

Recorded at home by David. Mixed by Jimmy Robertson and David, mastered by Iwan Morgan.

Drawing on late '60's British folk-rock and psychedelic music, this is a quiet and desperate record that is always but a squall away from breaking apart. It would all be unrelenting if Tender Gold weren't so damn pretty.
- Lars Gotrich, NPR Music

4/5 stars. Agreeably shambolic Hiss Golden Messenger-admired Falmouth folk collective led by David Morris, whose reedy vibrato chokes back sobs on evocative songs of Cornish coastal contemplation. - MOJO

8/10. A set of acoustica driven by strummed and picked guitars shot through with cello and piano. Brave and different. - Neil Spencer, Uncut

Bowing for the Rook

released July 28, 2017

David Morris - guitars and vocals, Ed Sanders - fiddle
Coral Kindred-Boothby - cello, Robin Stratton - piano.

Recorded by Jimmy Robertson at the old studio on Darnley Road, some overdubs by RRD at home.
Mixed by Jimmy Robertson at SNAFU

These songs were recorded in 2013, for an album that was intended to be the follow up to 'awellupontheway'. We had all moved away from Cornwall, and Red River Dialect was in diaspora mode. Coral and I would play guitar and cello together at the flat where I was a lodger in Hackney. Her cello work on this EP blows me away every time. Ed would visit us sometimes and play fiddle - he brings the fine feathers to two of these songs. We booked a day in a studio and set these songs down, hoping that other band-members would be able to add their qualities to the songs (primarily using strings). Later on Robin added his piano to two songs, bringing melodies that go right to the heart and the swing.


released July 16, 2012

David Morris - songwriting, acoustic guitar & vocals. Simon Drinkwater - electric guitars. Coral Kindred-Boothby - bass, cello & additional vocals. Ed Sanders - violin & harmonica. Hugh Cowling - drums & lap steel

Some of the greatest fist-in-the-air fisherman jams since the Waterboys. Awesome stuff. - Ben Chasny, Six Organs of Admittance

(the)songs, eight of them here, take the lilt and roll of British sea chanties and blow them into amplified, feedback-droning, violin squalling anthems. This is, no kidding, one of the best folk-derived, psych-filtered rock albums of 2012, a great hoary rampaging beast of a record that rakes bloody, violent claws through the symmetries of traditional folk. - Dusted Magazine

Fervid three-guitar + fiddle workouts. You could place them as an Anglo-celt analogue to folk-rock churners like Arbouretum and, especially, PG Six, though there's something of The Waterboys circa "A Pagan Place" in there, too. - John Mulvey, UNCUT