One of the trailblazers of the music scene, Glastonbury Emerging Talent Winners - Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, are set to release their highly anticipated second album supported by a string of live dates throughout the UK in April 2014.
The all-female, folk influenced quartet, beloved by critics and fans alike, have enjoyed a spectacular rise in popularity over the past couple of years. Regarded by many as ‘rising stars’ of the music scene, this eccentric ensemble injects contradictions galore with their union of bright melody and sombre lyricism.
Following on from the success of their previously released material - Bridie Jackson and The Arbour went on to play a sold out show at The Sage Gateshead, several stages at Glastonbury Festival, and a support slot with I Am Kloot. The four-piece also secured live sessions on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4, and plays on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, being hailed by Tom Robinson as a favourite of 2013.
The band’s new album, New Skin, produced by Mick Ross, charts the progress of the girls developing sound, whose style intertwines melancholy with joyful rich harmonies. Sitting somewhere between the lushness of Norah Jones and quirkiness of Joanna Newsom, the girls are set to deliver a uniquely ethereal collection of haunting songs, which they will premier to their fans during their extensive Spring tour. Taking in a mixture of iconic city venues including St Pancras Old Church in London and Gateshead Town Hall, the tour will celebrate the launch of Bridie Jackson and The Arbour’s album, whilst taking the opportunity of playing to an audience of loyal fans, who have supported the girls throughout their meteoric rise from grass roots favourite, to critics’ choice.
Thu 3-Apr Brudenell Social Club Leeds
Fri 4-Apr The Brindley Runcorn
Sat 5-Apr The Stables Milton Keynes
Sun 6-Apr Farnham Maltings Farnham
Tue 8-Apr Colchester Arts Centre Colchester
Wed 9-Apr St Pancras Old Church London
Thu 10-Apr Norden Farm Maidenhead
Fri 11-Apr The Lantern, Colston Hall Bristol
Sat 12-Apr Pilton Village Hall Barnstaple
Sun 13-Apr Exeter Phoenix Exeter
Tue 15-Apr The Musician Leicester
Wed 16-Apr Artrix Bromsgrove
Thu 17-Apr Guildhall Theatre Derby
Fri 18-Apr High Forest Community Centre Sinderhope
Sat 19-Apr Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow
Sun 20-Apr The Old Bridge Inn Aviemore
Thu 24-Apr The Brewery Arts Centre Kendal
Fri 25-Apr Band On The Wall Manchester
Sat 26-Apr Gateshead Old Town Hall Gateshead
“Bridie Jackson and The Arbour are refreshingly unpretentious and movingly soulful” – Daily Telegraph “The remarkable voice of Bridie Jackson is beautiful yet haunting” – The Guardian
“Nobody I have heard makes music anything like Bridie Jackson and The Arbour” – BBC 6 Music