Americana band The Deep Dark Woods reveal Leaf date as much-tipped acts Bully and Falseheads join a raft of Liverpool bands playing tour dates, Getintothis’ Lewis Riley delivers this week’s wrap up.
Fans of alt-country and roots will be delighted to hear news of Americana outfit The Deep Dark Woods announcing a date in Bold Street’s Leaf courtesy of Harvest Sun.
Their first Liverpool gig since a sold out date in 2014, the band, native of Saskatchewan in Canada, will play the city centre venue on Wednesday, May 7.
They released their latest album, Yarrow, in October last year, a magical collection of their work after a four year hiatus. It saw a re-energised and re-invigorated band, fronted by Ryan Boldt, find a sweet yet dark optimum and return to their spellbinding best.
Based in West London, Nilufer Yanya has been a success story of the capital’s open mic nights. Twice rejected from a music degree she has fought her way to being one of the most talked about artists of her genre.
She’ll play at Liverpool Central Library as part of the Get It Loud in Libraries series that has seen Cherry Glazerr, She Drew The Gun and Lucy Rose perform in one of the cities’ most loved spaces. With Turkish, Irish and Bajan heritage she is sure to bring a soulful warmth into the venue on Saturday, April 7.
Update: The Get It Loud In The Library date with Nilufer is to be rescheduled.
Meanwhile, Nashville rockers Bully will call into Buyers Club on the second night of their UK tour on Friday, May 11. Fronted by the snarling mischievous Alicia Bognanno, they released second album Losing in October last year, featuring the single Feel the Same.
Also heading to Liverpool, are high energy alt-rock duo Rews will call in at The Shipping Forecast on Saturday, March 17 as part of their 15-date UK tour.
They’re Shauna Toxhil and Collette Williams and are heading out off the back of their new album Pyro.
Bedford brothers The Wholls will be at EBGBs on Thursday, March 22 as part of their biggest tour to date. Part of This Feeling’s #BigIn2018, their 2017 debut album features tracks X21 and Perfect Waste of Time which embody a true rock and roll sound.
Meanwhile, Reef have announced a date at Arts Club on Saturday, April 28 as part of their UK tour. The Glastonbury band are most well-known for their 1996 hit Place Your Hands which peaked at number 6 in the UK.
False Heads are the latest big name to feature at Sound on Duke Street, they’ll play on Saturday, March 24.
Finally, Sunstack Jones will play with Deja Vega at Baltic Triangle venue Hangar 34 on Thursday, February 8. The latter feature first at The Jacaranda with CMD presents as part of Independent Venue Week.
Our track this week comes from the debut self-titled, six-track album by Vain Male.
Bill Nickson features on bass guitar on the track Emotion(less), a smooth sonic vibe with an especially chilled outro. He’s playing Getintothis’ Independent Venue Week gig at EBGBS alongside Stealing Sheep and Pale Rider – buy tickets here.