A BASINGSTOKE indie folk/rock band have been busy putting together an exciting new album and they have been releasing some special tracks along the way.

The Clearing is a band that takes influences from 60s folk and jangle to early 90s indie music. 

The band, which includes members Al French, Dan Clark and Joe French, has been releasing tracks on Bandcamp, Spotify and all other streaming platforms as the album is put together.

Dan, who is the band's bassist, said the album is now "at the halfway mark".

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He said: "We have to record and release the same amount again, we're aiming for around 10 tracks on this album so we need to record and release five more tracks.

"It's great! Our fans get a musical treat every other month or so to buy or stream and when the album is complete they will be able to buy a physical copy at the launch."

The Clearing's latest track which is called By a Silver Vine is now available to listen to on Bandcamp with a streaming release on all platforms expected on Wednesday, January 31.

The band released its first album eponymous in 2019 and on top of producing music its recording space regularly hosts a variety of other musical talent from in and around the Basingstoke area.

Dan hopes the band's work will help make Basingstoke be recognised on the musical map nationally.

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He continued: "Believe it or not, Basingstoke is a hotbed of talent in music and so much more, far from the national joke it's painted out to be.

"We're proud to do our part as a band to enable Basingstoke artists, it's where it's at. Basingstoke being recognised on the musical map nationally is only a matter of time and space."

The next song to be released is Trick of the Light which people should be able to hear in February.

The band told the Gazette it hopes to finish the album by the end of the year.