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Basin Rock presents

Julie Byrne with Special Guests

Sat 02 Jun, 8:00pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £12.50 Standing , approx running time: 120mins (includes two support acts)

Age: 14+

American Julie Byrne was arguably 2017’s biggest break out story. Her second album ‘Not Even Happiness’ (released on Todmorden label Basin Rock) took her from relative obscurity to all four corners of the globe. Without much time to draw breathe Byrne added passport stamps from most European countries, Scandinavia, South America, Australia, Asia and New Zealand, as well as extensive jaunts around her homeland, routes that had been vividly archived in the album’s songs – bustling roadside diners, the stars over the high desert, the aching weariness of change, the wildflowers of the California coast, and the irresolvable mysteries of love.

In the live arena she enchants, leaving rooms and festival crowds mesmerised by her voice and warm presence, who find a real connection with Byrne’s intimate songs. This feeling is often shared: “When a show has that magical spirit every person has contributed, even unknowingly, in creating a space of responsiveness to each other through vulnerability, through our unified experience and honesty about our sorrow and our emergence.”

This date will be one of the last chances to see Julie on these shores for some considerable time.

“Here is something special” ***** The Times

“Byrne paints sublime, awestruck moments when simple things become overwhelming.” Pitchfork, Best New Music

“there’s so much to love about Not Even Happiness: the lightness of the finger-picked acoustic guitar patterns, the flute and string interludes, the plaintive timbre in Byrne’s voice recalling fellow outsider folk figures Anne Briggs and Karen Dalton.” **** MOJO

“the voice is a balm” **** The Observer

“otherworldy and other-timely… for all its dreaminess, it never seems fey or contrived… stunning.” The Guardian

“a beautiful, otherworldly take on classic folk and Americana…. one of the albums of the year” NME

‘Not Even Happiness’ Best Albums of 2017 according to: Pitchfork, MOJO, Uncut, The Guardian, Sunday Times, Spin, Stereogum, Paste, Aquarium Drunkard, Gold Flake Paint, Line Of Best Fit, Brooklyn Vegan, Clash, Drowned In Sound, Gorilla Vs. Bear



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