Record Shopping at Rough Trade East with The 40514th August, 2015

Entertainment website The 405 took Rachel Sermanni record shopping in London’s Rough Trade East record store to celebrate the release of her second album ‘Tied to the Moon.’

Rachel Sermanni Record Shopping

Rachel picked our her favourite records and books and gave readers a fascinating insight into the music that inspires her art and songwriting. The experienced was documented by photographer Carl Osbourn who beautifully captures Rachel’s thought process as she delves into the shelves.

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To find out what Rachel’s choices were, follow the link below to The 405 website to see a series of photograph’s accompanied by an explanation from Rachel detailing why she finds each record so inspiring.

There is still time to buy Rachel’s album ‘Tied to the Moon’ on CD and Vinyl from

“A Hugely Impressive Album” Folk Radio UK6th August, 2015



A Review of Rachel Sermanni’s album ‘Tied to the Moon’ by Folk Radio UK

The young Scottish Rachel Sermanni is proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the eclectic field of contemporary folk. Having released her debut, Under Mountains, in 2012, she now follows with Tied to the Moon, a more sonically robust and grittier collection that reveals a distinct rock edge to her work.

The progress in her sound is clear from the opening cut, Run, a throbbing bass underpinning the rumbling rhythm as bluesy guitars riff and an organ churns behind her soft but prowling vocals as she sings about screwing up a relationship and how “last night I was one shadow trying to kill another.” …read more

Rachel Sermanni’s Second Album ‘Tied to the Moon’ Officially Released12th July, 2015

Friday 10th July saw Rachel Sermanni’s album ‘Tied to the Moon’ officially released. ‘Tied to the Moon’ is Rachel’s second album on Middle of Nowhere Recordings and it has gone down a storm so far. It has secured some great reviews and radio airplay, including; being playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland and having several spot plays on BBC 6 Music.

We are very excited to have been a part of this album and are thrilled that it is now officially released. Get your copy from our Middle of Nowhere Store or go to

Here are a couple of the reviews so far.

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“Stunning voice and newfound swagger” – The Guardian, 4 Stars

“Minimal, murky, magnificent” – Mojo, 4 Stars

“She makes the Canadian wilderness her own” – Telegraph, 4 Stars

“Sophisticated storytelling” – Uncut, 7/10

“Unnervingly pretty and graceful” – NME, 7/10

“Strong narratives and emotional candour – one to watch” – Daily Mirror, 3 Stars

 “Stately, poetic, rooted in the traditional” – Clash

“A beautiful record, so full of intricacies that it continues to reward with every listen, allowing you to lose yourself in its stories” – The Line Of Best Fit 8/10

“Strong melodies bathed in heartfelt emotion and soothing vocal tone” – Just Music I Like 

Line of Best Fit Full Review:

The Guardian Review:

Herald Scotland Reviews ‘Tied to the Moon’8th July, 2015


Rachel Sermanni’s second album ‘Tied to the Moon’ is released this Friday. The Herald Scotland has reviewed the record describing her as “an unexpected PJ Harvey of the Highlands” and saying that “everywhere you look, there are things to love”






Read the full review here:

Preorder the CD or Vinyl now:

4 Star Review of Tied to the Moon6th July, 2015

Rachel Sermanni

With only four days to go until the release of Rachel Sermanni’s new album ‘Tied to the Moon’ on Middle of Nowhere Recordings, we are delighted that The Telegraph has give her “grungy” “Earthier” Second album a 4 out of 5 star review.

Read it here:

Rachel’s album is also set to be featured on Roddy Hart’s BBC Radio Scotland show tonight, after a week of being playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland. Tune in from 11pm today night, Monday 6th July or listen online at: