The Lone Bellow + Joseph at Band on the Wall, Manchester

  • Tuesday | 26.01.16
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £10.00 Earl...

Then Came the Morning, the second album by the Southern-born, Brooklyn-based indie-folk trio the Lone Bellow, opens with a crest of churchly piano, a patter of drums, and a fanfare of voices harmonizing like a sunrise. It’s a powerful introduction, enormous and overwhelming, as Zach Williams, Brian Elmquist, and Kanene Pipkin testify mightily to life’s great struggles and joys, heralding the morning that dispels the dark night: “Then came the morning! It was bright, like the light that you kept from your smile!” Working with producer Aaron Dessner of the National, the Lone Bellow has created a sound that mixes folk sincerity, gospel fervor, even heavy metal thunder, but the heart of the band is harmony: three voices united in a lone bellow.

“each member is an essential piece of an act whose career is crescendoing as beautifully as one of their grand refrains” The Guardian

Joseph is a bewitching band of three sisters from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Expect honest words and genetically perfected harmonies. Daytrotter attests, “The sounds that they are able to summon from their bodies are heaven sent, roundly giving you chills and making you feel as if you’ve just been kissed.” The band’s ATO Records debut album will be released Spring 2016, and is produced by Mike Mogis (Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis, First Aid Kit.) Watch the band perform their enchanting tune “Eyes to the Sky” in a live ATO session here.

The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.