Coming up:

Live Album Recording Show

Friday 15th January 2016 - Cube Microplex Cinema - Bristol

Thanks to all who came and made this such a special event!

We will be recording our next album in front of a live audience.

For this album, called Locks and Bolts, we have gathered and recomposed ten traditional songs, exploring stories of freedom and constraint, imprisonment and liberation.

Nick and Sarah welcome audiences to this live recording show, to be part of this new adventure for Solarference, plus to hear some brand new material for the first time in Bristol.

Cube Cinema,
Dove Street South,
Bristol BS2 8JD.

Click here for directions

Start time 8pm
Q&A with Solarference afterwards
Tickets £6, available through Bristol Ticket Shop

Event page on Cube website
Facebook event


About Solarference

Solarference is award-winning folktronica duo Nick Janaway and Sarah Owen. A genre-defying mix of live electronics and traditional folk song, Solarference perform with an intense live energy, powerful resonant songs coming to life in epic and intimate sonic worlds.



Willow Tree - Video from Sofar Sounds Bristol

Jekyll and Hyde Soundtrack - Live - Now available on Bandcamp

A perfect way to spend a spooky autumn evening? Our Jekyll and Hyde Soundtrack, recorded live in performance at Exeter Phoenix earlier this year, is now available to download through Bandcamp.

This download purchase will also include a link to the full film - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1920) - synced to our soundtrack, to download or watch online.

Click here to go straight to the music on the Bandcamp page.

Little Blue Flame: Somatic Remix

We're very excited to announce that Exeter-based Drum & Bass producer Somatic has remixed our song Little Blue Flame. It's a really delicately structured track with masses of ideas going on - have a listen:

Somatic aka Somin Griffin-Dave is a young musician and music producer based in Exeter who is still developing his sounds and skills while in full time education at Exeter college. He is particularly into Drum & Bass and Bass heavy music and has also been nourished on a diet of lots of world music, jazz, funk and soul. Not only a producer but a percussionist as well, he is part of South West Music School, Exeter Children's Orchestra and a variety of music groups at Exeter college. He is currently developing a live electronic/acoustic performance set and working with live musicians and also researching and producing a dance and music project based on the Indian poet Tagore.

Somatic on Facebook | Somatic on Soundcloud

Baring-Gould Festival Workshops

Thanks to all the participants in our Folk & Electronica workshop at Wren Music's Baring-Gould Folk Festival over the weekend. Great to see so many of you diving in the deep end to make some brilliant excitingly morphed sounds, and congratulations on the presentation. This is the rough score of the sound piece we all came up with. Thanks to Wren and thanks to all participants!

We are planning to make the software we were using in the workshop available on this website soon, so you can continue exploring. We will let you know when it is ready.