Fold is a Leeds based collective exploring different ways in which narratives & poetry can be woven into music. They aim to honestly reflect the world of today, to speak truth clearly, and to represent diverse perspectives. Fold have gained a solid reputation as a gem in the crown of the underground British music scene. When BBC 6 Music's Lauren Laverne planned a special broadcast on the eve of Record Store Day out of Huddersfield's iconic Vinyl Tap Records they chose Fold to represent the region in a live session.
James Baldwin once said that as artists “we don’t change anything, all we can do is invest people with the morale to change it for themselves.” Fold's latest album We’re the Ones is about encouraging a sense of empowerment, understanding and unity among listeners. It is also an honest reflection of our troubled times. Fold have bound together a diverse group of voices and perspectives across time & space dealing with urgent subjects. These voices come in the form of MCs, poets, historical speakers and singers. Musically they've let all of their influences freely commingle, ranging from jazz-funk through Brazilian psyche, hip hop and downtempo.
Fold's latest album project Aphelion is a tribute to the visionary black author and activist Lorraine Hansberry due out later this year. The first single Concrete Things has proven to be their most widely loved track to date.
The Meters, Sly & The Family Stone, James Brown, War, Charles Wright & the 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Curtis Mayfield, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, David Axelrod, Lee Perry & The Upsetters, DJ Cam, DJ Shadow, Portishead, Massive Attack, Lemon Jelly, Bonobo, Stereolab, Black Sabbath, The Kinks, The Cramps, Steve Reich