Waking the Witch, a Leeds-based band, formed in 2003 and hit the UK acoustic music live circuit in 2004.
Best described as 'indie acoustic', the band consists of Rachel Goodwin, Patsy Matheson, Becky Mills and Jools Parker. They have appeared at countless major UK festivals including Glastonbury, Trowbridge and Cambridge.
'Boys from the Abattoir', their latest album, was released in the UK on 5 February 2007 with a nationwide tour to support its release.
Their two previous albums were Like Everybody (2004) and Hands and Bridges (2005).
Their name may be influenced by a song called "Waking the Witch" on Kate Bush's 1985 album Hounds of Love.
Waking the Witch play the Holmefirth Folk Festival and tho Holmefirth Festival of Folk.