Mole's Uninvited Guests – The Sprigs

One more to round out what has been a very busy year for Mole.

"Nothing had been heard for some time now...not a sound, and the animals had fallen into a deep sleep. The dishes were done, the fire burnt out. There sat an unfinished puzzle on the dining table, a messy pile of scrawled poems on the sideboard and a partially enjoyed novel strewn over the arm of a chair.

Yet in all of this quiet, a faint rumble and clatter began to sound. Not one of mechanical origin but certainly something moving closer...and most certainly in a hurry…"


All music by The Sprigs
Images by Beverley Gooding
Inspired by Kenneth Graham’s ‘The Wind in the Willows’
Introductory text by The Sprigs
Additional text by Wesley Knowler included in cassette version.

Avaliable as a 320k MP3 or 16bit FLAC 

The Sprigs

“Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.” The Sprigs, bursting from the cold damp earth and into the light for a short while. Slap-dash free-folk from south of the river Thames with one CD-r released via Infant Tree in early 2021, and not much else to show or tell. Characterised by Time is Away as a ‘Beautifully scrappy meeting point between diaristic real-world clatter and a particular strain of folk-pop romanticism’.

The Sprigs bandcamp