Despite being entirely self-financed, self-produced and self-arranged 2014’s Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour brought Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker an extraordinary and unexpected amount of attention. Their ovation-stirring rendition of the traditional ballad The Banks of The Sweet Primroses on BBC television prompted 6 Music DJ Cerys Matthews to invite them to appear in the 2015 revival of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country's Good at The National Theatre. Josienne and Ben were incredibly honoured (and not a little daunted) to perform two original compositions in the production.
Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker are currently working on their second album for Rough Trade Records to be released in 2018. They are supporting the legendary Richard Thompson on his UK theatre tour in October.