August Bag is a “countryman blues” band from the East Midlands, they have released their debut EP ‘Country Blues’ which is available to listen to now.

They say their music is “Minimalistic songs with inspiration sought in the outdoors are the foundations of the music. The songs are stripped down to the essentials, in a conscious reminder of the essence of song writing. Each song is composed and rehearsed outdoors, thus making the environment an integral part of the creative process.” 

This incredible EP will immediately have your full attention, each single tells a story beautifully and is a joy to sit and listen too. The acoustic sounds combined with the delicate vocals creates a chilled atmosphere, the guitar riffs capture your attention and help to give each track their own unique sound. As you listen to the tracks you can’t help but feel that you are having a personal gig by the band which I feel adds more of a magical feel to this brilliant EP.

This EP is impossible not to listen to from beginning to end, from the vocals to the brilliant instrumentals. They have managed to write the kind of songs you find yourself singing along to on first hearing. The lyrics will capture you imagination, they draw you in and you cannot help but sit and listen to every word, they really help to make each single stand out, they really help to make this EP sound so special.

I love everything about the EP, I love how they have managed to create an EP full of acoustic sounding songs and they have managed to create memorable tracks that sound so magical.


Great job!

By Ollie Cooper