Adelaide's Cape

Adelaide's Cape


I've been compared to Johnny Flynn and Mumford & Sons a lot, which is a great honour, but I'd like to think there's also something a little different about my tunes...Tradition-inspired lyrical acoustic nu-folk with interesting twists and a lot of passion.


Adelaide’s Cape is the nu-folk project of musician Sam Taylor, which been active since late 2008. The lineup has changed many times since Adelaide’s Cape began, and as of 2010 consists of Sam alone, with occasional guest appearances from other talented musicians – most consistently percussionist Hannah Richardson, who has been involved with Adelaide’s Cape since its conception.

2009 saw Adelaide’s Cape play sellout shows at Norwich Arts Centre and Bristol’s Grain Barge amongst a myriad of other live dates, receive a copious amount of BBC Radio play, and sign to independent label Dustbowl Records.

In February 2010, Adelaide’s Cape will take to the road on a UK tour supporting Alessi’s Ark and Rachael Dadd, before embarking on a couple of live dates alongside First Aid Kit.

Following this, Adelaide’s Cape launches his debut EP ‘Last Sleep In Albion’ at London’s The Luminaire with guest slots from Pete Roe, Laish and Alex Sheppard. Tickets for this very special evening are available over at for the humble price of £5.

The EP will be stocked by and a range of independent retailers, including Puregroove and Rough Trade. It can currently be pre-ordered through and In celebration of the EP, Adelaide’s Cape takes to the road on a month-long headline tour of the UK and Ireland over March and April.

Later in 2010, Adelaide’s Cape is set to play a season of festivals and embark on a European tour of Germany and the Netherlands. Beyond that, the hope is plentiful amounts of touring alongside brilliant musicians and brilliant friends.


Curled / Harbour Single - Oct 09

Last Sleep In Albion EP - Mar 10

(lots of BBC radio play)