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The Salt Flats


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This is the first EP by The Salt Flats.

Recorded in Belfast in early 2011, it includes adaptations of traditional and modern folk songs, inspired by dusty 78s, LPs and field recordings made at a Yorkshire Shanty Festival.

It features modern and traditional elements including vintage synthesizers, rhythm boxes, omnichord, harmonium, guitars, percussion and lots of harmonies.

The Salt Flats are:

Katie Richardson (no relation to Mark or Ewan) is a musician, actress, and performer who will turn her hand to anything if you ask nicely or give her some wine. She loves to perform with lots of different musical outfits but especially her own, Katie and the carnival! She has built and played with puppets in Belfast, Belgium and Italy, acted, designed and composed music for theatre productions in the uk and Ireland, done a film course in NYC, climbed mountains in lots of different continents and has had highs including performing at the meteor awards with duke special and singing in venues such as Westminster Abbey and the Royal Albert Hall! Lows include sitting down and being bored briefly back in 2006.

Cara Cowan (not related to any other members) is a musician, artist, fashion follower, vegetarian and very passionate animal lover. She began gigging at the tender age of 16 and since then has been a member of many band lineups and has experimented with many different musical styles and hairdos! She has settled on a distinct sound of her own that fuses conventional pop with a modern folk element.

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