Future Yard looks ahead to summer of music

Looking ahead at Future Yard and following on from the Coral-tinted highs of last Monday, the Birkenhead live music venue has recently announced a lineup of gigs that will fill up your calendar with some amazing acts.

The Zangwills

Indie bangers you can lose your head to! Hailing from Northwich, The Zangwills make the short journey to Wirral when they headline Future Yard on Saturday 10 June.

Made up of Jake, Sam, Adam, and Ed, each member brings very different influences to a four-piece which, along with Jake’s unique voice, is reflected in their distinctive, instantly recognisable sound.

Tricky to pin down for comparison, the band cite David Bowie, Patti Smith, The Cure, and The Strokes among their influences.

Yet in the live arena, they’re a group that truly come into their own, hosting a reputation for their incredibly strong live sets, now including Jess Lees on backing vocals. Experience it for yourself in the live room this summer.

The Zangwills tickets here

Abassi Hi Power Summer Special

Zion Train Dub Club return to Future Yard to present Abassi Hi Power Summer Special in the garden on 24 June for an all-dayer celebrating the outer limits of sound.

A special album launch party of Zion Train’s brand new album Dissident Sounds (released 20 June), this party under the summer sun will feature the legendary Zion Train themselves as well as fellow dub explorers Dub DefendersLotone Sound and Sugar Shack Sounds.

Abassi Hi Power Summer Special tickets here

Current Affairs

Glasgow’s Current Affairs perform in Birkenhead on Friday 21 July as they support their brand new album ‘Off The Tongue’.

Written from within the world of crumbling services, broken bonds and wounded spirits, Off the Tongue rolls off an ecstatic rage, filled with hope for you, them and everyone else. 

Ultimately, Off the Tongue is a rallying cry away from hopelessness, forgiving your fears and laying them to waste. Their album holds a place for you to be angry and focussed – a reminder that, In lieu of having anything else, we’ve always got each other, and an uncertain future is for us too.    

Current Affairs tickets here

Josephine Foster

An ethereal world of expansive folk awaits. Josephine Foster comes to Future Yard on Tuesday 5 September as she stops by Birkenhead in support of her brand new album ‘Domestic Sphere‘.

Known for her soft vocal quiver and era-spanning folk sound, on her new LP Josephine performs solely with her electric guitar and subverts the usual range of her voice to embody other frequencies and sounds beyond the surface layer of the songs.

It’s an altar cloth of songs stitched together as liturgical music for a restless homestead, whose values insist simply that everything is music and that our daily life is a sacred, innately creative practice.

In such a world creaking doors reveal natural orchestras with wailing cats in service of melodic collaborations with Tennessee songbirds, Foster’s world is an extra-sensory radio play in two acts, where songs overlay structures like creeping vines.

Josephine Foster tickets here

Main image: Future Yard. Credit: Caitlin Sullivan

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