Thursday 4th July
Establishment, 81-83 Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1EP. Gig is in the music hall – enter through the main door on Bank Street then turn left
9.15pm Faith Eliott
Faith’s first EP “Insects” was released on Song By Toad Records in 2016. It was received to critical acclaim, played on BBC 6 Music, and the single “Pyrite Ammonite”was included on Steve Lamacq’s ‘BBC Recommends’ playlist.
Faith has since spent a year scooting around the states, where they hark from, and is now back with a new album, “Impossible Bodies”, released on 19th April on OK PAL Records. The concept for the album springs from Faith’s interest in medieval bestiaries, illustrated compendiums of animals.
Faith says of the first single “Lilith”, “I was inspired to write the song after a visit to a reptile petting zoo and seeing all the snakes in glass boxes. The lyrics chronicle an explosive escape in which the snake I call Lilith breaks free from the petting zoo and spirals off into space as the world crumbles and burns behind her. It’s a song about feeling captive in an identity, specifically as a woman, but also more generally as a body.”
8.30pm Green Gardens
Leftfield rockers Green Gardens embody an impromptu spirit. With funky riffs and exhilarating choruses, the band are as much a vehicle of energy as they are an outlet of true expression. Real exploratory sincerity sets them apart, and darker themes simmer behind the surface of a smiling four-piece.
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