Merry Hell – Sister Atlas: New Single


Here’s the second of the Hourglass Trilogy of songs from Wigan folk-rockers Merry Hell SISTER ATLAS. It follows the Leave It In The Ground single released last month.

In the second song, written by lead female singer Virginia Kettle, Sister Atlas celebrates the strength and commitment of our young people in calling for a halt to the current climate destruction and to search for ways in which the damage can be reversed.

This can either be focused on the example and inspiration of one young girl, or the wider actions of an increasing number of our children who wish for more than to have their future sacrificed to ignorance and greed. A salute to Greta Thunberg and more power to those who have taken up the challenge. Please feel free to spread the music and the love!

The single and accompanying video comes just a few days after the band were delighted to be announced as winners of the Folking Award for Best Live Act.

Winners in other categories included such folk legends as Oysterband, Eliza Carthy, Ralph McTell and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman.  More info from those decent types at

This coincided with a resurgence of interest in the back catalogue, with the band’s most recent full-band album Bloodlines re-entering the top 5 of Amazon’s Modern Folk chart, and the band also managed to pass 10,000 friends on Facebook – not bad for a folk-rock charabanc from Wigan! 

In other news, Virginia is set to release her own album in July AND you can read a Why I Love on Leonard Cohen written for us by Bob Kettle from the band on our website.


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