The Dead South

Date:Tue 22 Jun 2021
Time:Doors 7pm
Venue:J1
Price:£25 adv.

This event has been rescheduled from Tue 23 Jun 2020 to Tue 22 Jun 2021. Tickets remain valid for the new date. If you have any questions or queries please contact our box office on tickets@junction.co.uk

 

Following their sold out show here in 2019, The Dead South have chosen Cambridge Junction as one of the places to return on a short UK pit stop in June and fresh from headlining Brixton Academy.

 

 

Saskatchewan is how it sounds: A province in the prairies of Canada. Double the size of Germany, but with less than one million residents. Lots of nature, and lots of silence. Perhaps lots of time to fill the silence with natural sounds, too.

This is where the quartet The Dead South comes from, and fits perfectly within this description. The debut album “Good Company” revealed the four hatted, hairy and bearded fellas, with singer Nate Hilts as a focal point. The album is a perfect fit to the genres Folk, Neo-Folk and Bluegrass-Folk or even alternative Country with refreshing tunes to it. With impact, humor and a kind of bold manner of putting words into sound. The instrumentation stays knowingly pure: guitars, cello, banjo, kick drum, mandolin – building the acoustic fundamentals for full lead vocals and harmonies.

The first album really was a promise that is now fulfilled with the upcoming UK release of the second album titled “Illusion & Doubt”. No doubt the four piece from the prairies has matured, not only because the banjo is now being played by a lady. Harmony changes as well as excellent and virtuosic instrumental parts have been added to their incredible energetic, passionate and sometimes surprisingly catchy melodies. But Hilts and company are far from being tame: “We are definitely closer to the Pogues than to Alison Krauss. Unfortunately, we do not possess much of the delicate elegance so we try and bring more energy and entertainment to our side. You could say we are a mix of Nu-folk with a few different styles mixed in between. We tend to add elements of classical, punk, rock, alternative, bluegrass, folk and everything in between.

“Nu-Folk? Alternative BlueGrass? The Dead South not only covering one genre and that’s something great.”

– countrymusicnews.de

“This Canadian band are mixing Americana, Bluegrass and Country or even do Polka that explodes….love them or hate them, but this band is fantastic.”

– Guitar Acoustic

“The Dead South is a real authentic line up doing music history bashing at its best.”

– gaesteliste.de

“With their wide spectrum they’re way ahead of all other Neo Folk bands around.”

– Classic Rock

Doors price t.b.c.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

All prices shown include a booking fee

Generally for J1 music events the timings are: doors and box office 7pm, support 8pm, main band 9pm, curfew 11pm. Stage times are normally confirmed after soundchecks have taken place. Once confirmed Cambridge Junction will update the web listings and social media channels.

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