The Knitting

The Knitting

 London, England, GBR

Bright layered soundscapes with big lush vocals........Sigur Ros meets Cocteau Twins meets Craig Armstrong....


The Knitting is the brainchild of Gilbert Linley (aka 'Gilbert'), a London-born drummer/keyboard player who studied classical music and composition at Oxford University before writing soundtracks for film and television for some years. A debut album completed in 2007 under the moniker 'Gilbert' received excellent reviews and extensive national radio play, gaining a digital release soon after on the Indie label, Shifty Disco Records. The music was subsequently performed live by 4/5 people (playing an array of drums/percussion, bass, organs, violins, horns, singing and spoken word) extensively throughout the UK including notable sets at the 2007 Green Man Festival, 2008 Loop Festival, and 2009 Udderbelly. In 2010 a new album - 'Wahoola!' - was finished and the decision was made to release it under a new name due to the profusion/confusion of other music artists sharing the name 'Gilbert'...


'Gilbert' - 2007 Album

'Wahoola!' - 2010 Album