TREMBLING BELLS + DAN HAYWOOD'S NEW HAWKS + +
Harvey Lord + Jo Gillot
The Yorkshire House
LANCASTER: The Yorkshire House, LA1 1DB
TUE 7TH DEC, 2010 8.30pm
Trembling Bells have enjoyed much success since their inception in 2008. The band have gained favour with such musical titans as Joe Boyd, Paul Weller, The Unthanks and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy as well as unanimous critical acclaim for their first two albums, Carbeth and Abandoned Love (both on Honest Jons records). 2010 has seen the band travel to Brazil and SXSW, play triumphant gigs at UK festivals Glastonbury, End of the Road, Tapestry Goes West, Insider and ATP, various European engagements as well as a UK tour supporting Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. Trembling Bells also featured heavily in the Wire cover story alongside Alasdair Roberts documenting the emerging experimental folk scene in Scotland (Caledonia Dreaming, March 2010), while also being mentioned in Rob Youngs book, Electric Eden.
Though the bands appeal isn’t restricted to such lofty publications, having received critical recognition from sources as diverse as The Sun (4****), The Observer (album of the month and recommendation for Mercury Music Prize 2010), The Times (4****), Froots, Uncut (4****), Mojo (4****).
Dan Haywood's New Hawks celebrate the release of their long-awaited 32 song triple vinyl/double CD set of songs released on Timbreland Recording, distributed via Cargo. They have previously supported Alasdair Roberts, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Baby Dee, the Handsome Family and more.
"a weird wild-eyed mix of cosmic country and chamber-folk...opaque poetry with a deadpan English drawl that recalls Syd Barrett and Decca-era Bowie...makes for a thrilling noise” Uncut Magazine
“let the album run and a continuous flow of poetic musings and rambling verses reveals itself” The Fly Magazine
Harvey Lord has had critically acclaimed releases through Reverb Worship and Autumn Ferment Records and will be performing solo this time.
Jo Gillot is a great young singer-songwriter who has already done a live session on BBC Radio 2, with Steve Lamacq revelling in her being 'an astonishing new voice'.
Do not miss this! Live music starts shortly after doors open, 8.30pm