Despite being based in distant Devon, Diamond Family Archive have been mainstays of the Leigh Folk Festival over a great number of years, and have gained an ardent and dedicated local following. A main feature concert performance was felt to be long overdue, and this year’s performance in St Clement’s Church is a delicious and exciting prospect and an ideal occasion for the band to celebrate and showcase the release of their new album. The Diamond Family Archive craft a mesmeric live-show from drums and acoustic guitars, lots of FX pedals, keyboards set to drone, tape delay, loops and bellows, bows, toys and broken cymbals. All coming together to create music which holds echoes of post-rock, traditional folk, spiritual soul music, psychedelic rock and lo-fi. Haunting, fragile, sublime lo-fi melancholia, atmospheric, lazy grace…some of the words used to describe The Diamond Family Archive. Strange and tender songs; personal and pastoral themes; mixed with sleepy-eyed awe creating intense, spectral folk with a distinctly British sound.