The name Folk Noir invokes a collection of images coming from an Era of the past. A time of poets and writers, inspirations from the Occult and new views on the World we live in. A world with dark bohemian magic and various Arts. Folk Noir, the band collects these images and blends them into a new kind of dark folk music.
Folk Noir performs music with the use of (English) multi layered vocals, various medieval folk instruments, aswell as modern influences.
With their self written lyrics in English and translucent storylines Folk Noir brings a new dimension to alternative music, in which they evoke a darker kind of folk...
Folk Noir started out as a two person project between Oliver s.Tyr of FAUN and Kaat Geevers of L.E.A.F.
In 2012 Stephan Groth (FAUN) and Alex Schulz have joined this project to grow into a full-four-member band.
Meanwhile in 2013 they have developed into a respectable liveband which combines fragility with a powerful festivalshow.
In the end of 2014 they had a lineup change. Co-founder Kaat Geevers will now more focus on her band L.E.A.F. and Livy Pear joined the band. She enriches Folk Noir with her amazing voice and is going to play acoustic guitar and bass guitar.
FOLK NOIR - A darker kind of folk
Es erklingen duestere Balladen, die sich von filigranen Folksongs bis zu modernem Postrock steigern.Mit Oliver s. Tyr und Stephan Groth von der international erfolgreichen Band "FAUN", der bezaubernden Ausnahmestimme von Livy Pear und Alexander Schulz am Schlagzeug gelingt es FOLK NOIR,
folkige Klaenge in einer mitreissenden Kraft und Intensitaet erklingen zu lassen. Mumford & Sons treffen auf Drehleier und Laute, die zwielichtige Stimmung eines Tim Burton Films wird musikalisch auf die Buehnen des 21. Jahrhunderts getragen.
Folk Noir is:
Oliver s.Tyr on vocals, guitar & bouzouki
Livy Pear on vocals, acoustic guitar & bass
Stephan Groth on hurdy gurdy, piano, flute & vocals
Alex Schulz on drums, sampler & percussion