FIRST SINGLE RELEASE: THE KILLING TIMES
TEN THOUSAND MILES
"New production ideals meet old tunes, old poems are adapted, new songs are written on old themes, traditional tunes find themselves underpinning contemporary lyrics. Like the Daisywheel on the album’s cover everything is cyclic and self supporting, the final picture is arrived at via any number of musical detours.
What emerges is a self-assured work of great ambition - and no less listenable for that. Recorded between Tasmania and Scotland under the guidance of Scottish auteur Luke Plumb (Shooglenifty/Andy Irvine/The Mae Trio) Daisywheel is a great sounding record, the instrumentation and playing as logical as it is modern, the production as supportive as it is appropriate... All the tradition and innovation in the world is meaningless if the recording doesn’t grab the listener and this is where Daisywheel triumphs. Put simply it’s a record with traditional roots that could take its place and hold its own on any current playlist".
~ Mick Thomas, November 2019
“Every now and then I come across an artist who makes me sit up and pay attention. Ruth Hazleton is one such artist. When she sings, I believe her. Her songs are welcome in my ears and my heart .”
~ John Schumann (Redgum), November 2019