Best Group Nominee
Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
Big Machine (Topic Records)
Eliza Carthy’s folk big band took up where much-missed Bellowhead left off. Freewheeling brass, spiky guitars, energetic vocals and soaring strings reupholster ancient broadside ballads alongside a Ewan MacColl classic and more contemporary songs. Guests joining the 11-piece band include Teddy Thompson and Bristol rapper MC Dizraeli. A Top of the World in #125.