Listen: Joe Banfi - "Nomads"

"Nomads" is the brilliant title track from a new March 4 EP from Joe Banfi, an alternative folk-ie who is creating some of the most interesting new music in the U.K. this year. Working with Ian Grimble of Communion, Banfi takes his striking acoustic compositions and, with disparate influences like Springsteen and Nirvana, reworks them with bold, dark strokes of instrumentation into sharply etched portraits. We tipped you to the 23-year-old Northwich songwriter last August with the release of his Iron debut EP and "Nomads", sparked by Banfi's distinctive vocals, goes even further to explore subtle production textures and moods. 

Joe Banfi - 'Nomads' (from The Nomads EP)