March 12, 2020 in News

“Pomme De Lune” single & video release: 20/3/20

We’re incredibly excited to announce that our latest single “Pomme De Lune” will be released next Friday 20th March 2020!

Taken from our forthcoming album ‘Tall Tales’, and featuring Alice Quayle on bassoon, “Pomme De Lune” will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google, and all your digital platforms of choice, and will be accompanied by a glorious animated music video by the supremely talented Mariana Leal (who also did the cover art illustration).

“Pomme De Lune” has been a live favourite at gigs for a little while now, and we can’t wait to share the studio version with you!

September 5, 2019 in Uncategorized


There is one night in the year that we look forward to more than any other – a night of joyful tradition, community spirit, and profound cultural depth.

That night is, of course, Halloween.

This year, we’re excited to let you know we’ll be marking Halloween in our own inimitable way with the release of our new EP ‘Gory Stories’! Kicking off with “Edward Gorey’s Gory Stories”, the first single from our hotly-anticipated debut album, ‘Gory Stories’ will also include three classic Halloween tunes given the Ringlefinch treatment – and more spooky noises than you can rattle a shackle at.

We’ll be celebrating in style with our very own Halloween launch party, in association with the excellent gang at Folkroom Records, at the Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon on Friday 1st November. Our frightfully talented friends Forty Elephant Gang and Anna Byrne will also be playing – tickets are available now, so come celebrate with us for a night of ghoulish revelry and gruesome glee that you won’t soon forget!

Costumes are strongly encouraged

March 7, 2019 in News, Videos



It’s been a busy few weeks at Ringlefinch HQ lately, as we finish recording on the album and get to work on mixing –  it’s all sounding great, and we can’t wait to share the songs with you! But we’ve also been beavering away behind-the-scenes on a new secret project as well, and today we’re tremendously excited to share with you our brand new lyric video for our song “Hell“!

Taken from our EP ‘Mass Trespass‘ (available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc, and on CD via our website), “Hell” is an autobiographical jaunt through one man’s life – a song about discovering independence and identity,  self-expression, and songwriting. And going to Hell, of course.

Since “Hell” has rather taken off on SoundCloud (with over 94,000 plays at the time of writing!), we’ve been bombarded with people asking for the lyrics. We naturally thought, “What better way to share them than through the medium of a re-edited public domain 1930s cartoon about a man, his dancing dog, and his vaguely terrifying tuba?”.

Huge thanks to everyone for your support, and we hope you enjoy the video!


January 23, 2019 in News


Hello hello!

Is the week treating you well? It’s certainly treating us well, as we’ve just passed a mighty 100,000 plays on SoundCloud for the songs on our EP ‘Mass Trespass’! This is a real watershed moment for us, and is tremendously exciting given how well work on the album is going at the moment. Huge thanks to everyone for your support!

We’re getting in the mood for our show at Loughton Folk Club tomorrow (Thurs 24th) by looking back at some of our highlights from last summer – in particular our sets at boutique fests Magical Festival and Edstock! It’s hard to remember July when it’s -2’C outside, but these photos are definitely tickling some happy memories…

Ringlefinch at Edstock 2018 [Photo:]

Ringlefinch at Magical Festival 2018

In the meantime, we’re booking up shows at festivals this summer and pulling together our plans for getting out on tour later in the year. Stay tuned for more details once things start getting confirmed over the next few weeks!

Much love,

May 19, 2018 in Blog

Doing It Yourself in the Digital Age

2018! It’s an exciting time for music.  The industry has changed beyond all recognition over the last 20 years,  as the Internet has changed how we find and listen to music and big record labels have scrambled to react. In many ways, it’s harder for bands to make a great album these days as labels are much more cautious – there is far less money around for artist development and for taking risks with bands who are unsigned or who don’t fit a particular musical niche. That means more bands have to go it alone when it comes to recording…  though we’d argue that is not inherently a bad thing!


Although label support and funding has dried up considerably in the Internet age, we have better access to more information than at any time in human history.  Even better, recording technology has advanced to the point now that it’s entirely possible to get good results with relatively modestly-priced gear and with skills learned from experienced professionals sharing their know-how online. So while it’s that much harder to get a recording session in Abbey Road Studio Two, it’s that much easier to get a decent-sounding recording of a great song in a humbler setting – without having to compromise on the band’s vision. Witness the explosion of diverse, vital, tremendously exciting songs taking over 6 Music in the last few years.


Ringlefinch is a band built on DIY. Most of us are self-taught on our instruments, and we’ve shot all our videos ourselves (as well as doing everything for many of our recordings, particularly the soundtrack we did for comedy film Making It). For our debut album, we’ve been taking this to extremes – not only recording and mixing the album ourselves, building on the lessons we learned from working with the marvellous Ben Walker on the Mass Trespass EP, but doing so in a studio that we built (gear and all!). It’s maybe not the quickest way to make an album, but we’ve learned a huge amount, it’s a lot of fun, and most importantly it’s sounding great so far!



Of course, this doesn’t mean that it’s a golden age for the musicians or recording / mixing engineers themselves – although information, skills and tools are easier to access, the money itself hasn’t been democratised in the same way  as the bigger labels try to protect their bottom line by mostly putting out songs that sound like the last big thing, rather than trying to find the next big thing. It’s that much harder, then, for artists and engineers to make ends meet while also making interesting, challenging music. Perhaps this is where blockchain technology (such as Imogen Heap’s Mycelia initiative) can help make the difference, by ensuring the rights – and the money – are more closely tied back to the people who made the music in the first place?