Artist

The Dunwells

Leeds-based English folk-rock outfit the Dunwells formed in 2009 around the talents of siblings Joseph (vocals, guitar) and David Dunwell (vocal, piano, banjo, guitar), their childhood friend Jonny Lamb (drums), and local players David Hanson (lead guitar) and Lee Dawson (bass), the latter of whom left the group in 2011 and was replaced by Lamb's cousin Rob Clayton.

Specializing in lush five-part vocal harmonies and employing a heady mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation that has drawn comparisons to Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes, and folk-rock legends like the Eagles and Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Dunwells released their debut album, Blind Sighted Faith, through the Playing in Traffic label in February 2012. Resequenced, retitled, and with some alternate versions and remixes, the album was released in the U.K. in 2013 as Follow the Road. The following year, they delivered the EP Show Me Emotion. In 2015, the Dunwells returned with another EP, the four-song Lucky Ones, which featured production from the band along with James Flannigan. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi