A fine selection of young York-based bands from the city’s underground scene.
Roots singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier is celebrating the release of her 11th album ‘Dark Enough To See The Stars’ with a rare UK tour in November.
In 2019 Mary was nominated for a Grammy Award and named International Artist of the Year by the UK Americana Music Association.
Back in April 2019, 22a label founder and multi instrumentalist Tenderlonious travelled to Lahore in Pakistan to take part in some improvised recording sessions with a Pakistani instrumental quartet called ‘Jaubi’. Two albums came from those recording sessions that have been met with mass acclaim. The music has been described as East meets West – Spiritual, Indian jazz-fusion and psychedelic ragas with nods to golden era hip hop. Part of the Music Venue Trust Revive Live tour, with buy one get one free tickets available.
Birmingham indie-rock five-piece Swim Deep return to York as part of Music Venue Trust’s Revive Live Campaign.
Part Chimp have made it their business to shake speaker-stacks, fry brains and induce jouissance and tinnitus alike during their twenty two year, five album existence. It was about time they came to play in York then really!
With a long Philadelphia based and intwined in that city’s experimental and D.I.Y. community, Rosali released her third album, No Medium, in May last year and it was one of our very faves of the year. A generally loose and alive, country-rock feel, well balanced with sparser, folkish numbers. Rosali’s voice sounds amazing all through and the songs are heartfelt and relatable. It’s proper good.
Previous collaborators include Mary Lattimore, Sarah Louise, Mike Polizze (Purling Hiss), Mike Sobel, Jayson Gerycz (Cloud Nothings) and Charlie Hall from The War On Drugs who along with J Mascis and The Weather Station Rosali has opened for on tour. A collective stamp of approval right there.
Weetwood Mac are a Leeds based Fleetwood Mac covers act, paying homage to the greatest band to ever form, split up… and the rest of it. Featuring members from Hope & Social and Ellen & The Escapades.
Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track, and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Having released her 16th album Gimme Some Wine to rave reviews at the end of 2021, Eleanor McEvoy one of Ireland’s foremost songwriters is now back on the road following the release of her latest riveting single ‘South Anne Street’.
perspex released their ace debut album to absolutely zero fanfare back in May so we thought we’d belatedly throw a party to celebrate. Trueman & The Indoor League are back with a reshuffled line-up featuring one of the guitarists from Captain Starlet who open. So there you have it. It’s a party. We’ll likely have some DJs in the front bar and there will be refreshments available.