New Video Alert: Oly Ralfe – A Forest in the City

by Thomas Blake

Oly Ralfe of the Ralfe Band released Notes From Another Sea, his debut solo album, earlier this year, and it was a quietly beautiful surprise, a collection of piano instrumentals that would make Chopin weep (you can read my full review here if the mood takes you). This week sees the release of a video for A Forest in the City, one of that album’s most enigmatic tracks. Listen below. And what’s more, Ralfe is playing a special one-off show in London’s St. Pancras Old Church on Wednesday 10th October (that’s this week, folks). He’ll be augmented by a classical ensemble and supported by the wonderful Garance Louis with her quirky, spiky, francophone chamber-pop. Get down there for 7.30; it’s likely to be one of the most unique gigs you’ll see this year.