Yorkston/Thorne/Khan announce new album, UK tour dates and hear new track


Yorkston/Thorne/Khan (Credit: Jon Pountney)

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan are back with exciting new project and UK tour dates, Getintothis’ Kris Roberts provides the details.

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan are set to release their latest project Navarasa – Nine Emotions on January 24, featuring nine songs all based on the nine emotions of the arts.

The project centres around the centuries-old organising principle of Navarasa, the nine (nava) emotions (rasa) of the arts, with each song being paired perfectly to each of the nine emotions.

The individual artistic emotions include: Shringara (love, beauty), Hasya (laughter, mirth, comedy), Raudra (anger), Karuna (sorrow, compassion or mercy), Bibhatsya (disgust), Bhayanaka (horror, terror), Veera (heroism, courage), Adbutha (surprise, wonder) to Shanta (peace, tranquillity).

Having previously released the first track Westin Winds from their upcoming third album, connected to the emotion Adbutha, the three-piece have now unveiled their second track The Shearing’s Not for You, a song that the group explain is a traditional song that James Yorkston first heard sang by Aberdeenshire Traveller Jeannie Robertson, and tells the story of a soon-to-be mother being abandoned by the father of the soon-to-be child.

Navarasa: Nine Emotions is available to pre-order on Dom Mart-exclusive deluxe double vinyl (coloured vinyl with three exclusive songs + patch), double vinyl (with the three exclusive tracks), CD and digitally.

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The trio have also announced a 2020 UK tour to accompany the project, starting in Glasgow on January 22 and ending in Peebles on March 28, find the full list of dates below.

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan play:

  • January 22: Celtic Connections at Drygate Brewery, Glasgow
  • March 10: Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
  • March 11: Kings Place, London
  • March 12: Mac Arts, Birmingham
  • March 13: The Met, Bury
  • March 14 : Music Room, Liverpool Phil, Liverpool
  • March 15: Bristol Folk House, Bristol
  • March 19: Stapleford Granary, Cambridgeshire
  • March 20: Selby Town Hall, Selby
  • March 21: CatStrand, New Galloway
  • March 22: Summerhall, Edinburgh
  • March 23: Perth Theatre, Perth
  • March 24: Eden Court, Inverness
  • March 25: The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore
  • March 26: The Barn, Banchory
  • March 27: Tolbooth, Stirling
  • March 28: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles