The Lonesome Sea

by The Button Collective

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Filled with the romance of nautical times of old, The Button Collective's new CD, The Lonesome Sea, manages to effectively translate to recording the authentic live folk sound that has seen them inspiring wonder and filling the dancefloors of bars, backyards, and festivals thoughout Australia.

Fronted by the eccentrically traditional Brodie Buttons, the new CD includes original songs of lost love as well as traditional tales of sea travel and dockyard tribulations, all backed with mandolin, accordion, banjo, fiddle, flute, drums, and double bass.

The Lonesome Sea features two original songs ('The Lonesome Sea' and 'The River, Pt. II') and two energetic takes on traditional songs (Irish-American folk ballad 'Paddy's Lamentation' and sailor's song 'Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy').


released January 7, 2016

Brodie Buttons - Vocals, Guitar
Quinton Trembath - Piano Accordion
Jake Pember - Double Bass
Ben Wilson - Banjo, Harmonica
Andrew Rickert - Violin
Christina Langham - Drums
Jennifer Hankin - Flute

The EP was recorded by Steve Law in August 2014 at Sunroom Studio, Whian Whian, mixed by Steve Law of Viscount Sound, and mastered by Steve Nossiter of Soundlife Audio.



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The Button Collective Sydney, Australia

The Button Collective is an energetic folk band based in Sydney. Brodie Buttons’ personal and intimate guitar-driven songs are backed by accordion, double bass, banjo, fiddle, drums, and rich, multi-layered vocal harmonies.

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