Stick In The Wheel
Nicola Kearey & Ian Carter have been making music as Stick In The Wheel since 2013.
The radical East London duo are known for their intense live shows exploring the raw holler of folk, synths, spoken word and intricate guitar fuzz. They present full-force reworkings of centuries-old work-songs with fragments of ancient texts that speak to contemporary issues of class – an inherently political act. Their relentless approach to questioning traditional music forms is matched only by the energy that they bring to it. Full of hope and resistance, they continue to push forward contemporary roots music, whilst celebrating music from our collective histories – conjuring the past to point toward the future.
“SITW grab hold of folk music with both hands, dragging it through the 21st century city with no fear they might somehow break it.” The Quietus
“Powerful – and deeply relatable” Pitchfork
“Maximum innovation” The Observer
“A diamond hard machine ★★★★★” Songlines
Tonebeds for Poetry is “a remarkable psychogeographic voyage into a thousand years of London culture” 9/10 UNCUT
“Hold Fast is one of the best records of the year” Marc Riley BBC6 Music