Fuel Cafe Bar
448 Wilmslow Road Manchester, United Kingdom
Fri 09 Oct 2015
“Just try not to like it – it’s actually impossible.” – Guardian
Moniker of Denmark songwriter Bjarke Bendtsen and the varying collection of musicians he cobbles together, The Migrant wanders through folkpop tunes with an elastic, psychedelic haze.
After two internationally recognized albums, Amerika (2011) and Beads (2013), new LP Flood douses with broader instrumentation and more power, while maintaining Bendtsen’s meditative and lulling high trill and hypnotic, fingerpicked guitar.
Traveling through the States Bendtsen fell in love with Austin, Texas and he’s been coming back to Austin regularly since then. While backed by fellow Copenhageners on his European tours he has a group of Austinites to back him in the States.
Overseas The Migrant has supported Kurt Vile and played SXSW and CMJ Festival and in Denmark lately supported Villagers, Wild Child and The White Album.
Yields are a Manchester based trio / duo / solo project based around the songs of Simon Connor, with key collaborators Chris Briden and Brendan Williams. Vocal harmonies are intertwined with intricate acoustic lines and layered electronic textures. Atmospheric, spine tingling tunes, with a penchant for the melancholy.
Performances to date include Kendall Calling and Festival Number 6.
“melt-in-your-mouth alternative pop fare;…there’s something unique I haven’t quite heard before…”
“folky vocals come pealing from the speakers like a scattering of falling leaves: “Rope” is a pretty, spectral little thing, a sparse three minutes of wonder.”