Wednesday 29 May 2019, 7.30pm
An intimate two night residency for the Irish group Lankum, debuting a new live show, plus special guests.
Lankum have an alchemical ability to combine traditional folk roots with contemporary undercurrents to forge music that is dark, mysterious and transcendental. Comprising brothers Ian Lynch (uillean pipes, tin whistle, vocals), Daragh Lynch (vocals, guitar) alongside Cormac Mac Diarmada (fiddle) and Radie Peat (harmonium, accordion, vocals), Lankum channel a diverse set of influences and histories to create a beautifully rare thing: a songbook from and for the people. Born of years criss-crossing Dublin's folk, squat and experimental scenes, their two albums Cold Old Fire (2013, recorded under former name Lynched) and Rough Trade debut Between The Earth and Sky (2017) breath new life into ancient/modern rituals with urban punk fervour, rural psycho-geography and, underpinning it all, the eternal drone of the uilleann pipes.
“The most convincing folk band to come out of Ireland in years.” – The Guardian
“An object lesson in how to perform old songs in new ways” – The Independent
“They do mark a turning point in folk… that authentic voice of the streets is back in a big way.” – Mark Radcliffe
ANDY THE DOORBUM has been writing and recording his own music since he was 9 years old, first on boomboxes with his stuffed animal band, then on four-track cassette recorders, and eventually on digital consoles. He now operates out of a hand-built home studio in Inglewood. The "Andy the Doorbum" name arose when he started working the door at the punk rock dive bar The Milestone Club (est. 1969) in Charlotte, North Carolina when patrons gave him the nickname due to his unkempt appearance and 7 day-a-week work schedule at the legendary venue. When it came time for him to release the album he had been recording in the doorbooth (3' x 4') while taking admission and giving out wristbands, the name stuck. He spent his formative years coming into his own as an artist and musician in the Charlotte area underground. In a live setting Andy the Doorbum is known for blending his haunting music, accompanied by powerfully raw live vocals, with lights and costumes to create a live stage show experience that is a visual/theatrical performance that embodies an artistic vision both strange and surreal; somber and uplifting; a journey that takes the viewer through a string of emotions from "cathartic and inspiring" to "completely unsettling."