Wanderland (UK)Sun 14th May 2023
Doors 6.30pm, show at 7pm, all seated
A TLR debut show from this highly original band.
Wanderland is a London and North Yorkshire based indie folk band featuring jazz pianist and producer Matt Robinson (Snowpoet) and vocalist Natalie Wildgoose, alongside guitarist Tara Cunningham, drummer Dave Hamblett (The Magic Lantern) and Bassist Tom McCredie.
Hailed by BBC Radio 1, BBC6 Music, BBC York and BBC Introducing as ‘One of the best records in 2021’ Their music has been described as ‘Combining layers of warm analog synths, modern acoustic melodies and poetic, thought-provoking lyrics... this is folk music at its finest.’ - When The Horn Blows Magazine.
The two records ‘Songs,I’ and ‘Songs,II’ were both written and recorded in rural North Yorkshire in an old mill next to a waterfall. Some songs were written only hours before recording, capturing something deep and open-hearted, you can hear the rainy days and the star speckled nights.
The music at times is surreal and immediate, at others quiet and considered; raucous roadhouse guitar and distorted synths sit neatly alongside simple delicate ballads.
Vocalist Natalie Wildgoose paints portraits of people and places with an impressionism that makes banal domestic scenes sound like distorted dreamscapes.
This is not one to be missed!
‘Doesn’t it just make you dream…’ - Sian Eleri BBC Radio 1.
‘Wonderfully Atmospheric’ - CLASH Magazine
Amy Clark is a Scottish vocalist and improvisor based in Leeds. Since moving to the city to study jazz five years ago she has spent time learning, composing and collaborating with musicians in projects such as Awen Ensemble and K.O.G.
In her set she presents her original music, which is influenced by her love of artists like Snowpoet, Laura Marling and Gretchen Parlato. The intricacy of Amy’s melodies draws in the audience, as she tells them stories through thoughtful lyricism and improvisation. Currently in the process of recording their first EP, which they plan to release towards the end of the year, Amy and her band are developing their sound with new material as they continue to explore jazz harmony, groove and textural soundscapes to bring her compositions to life.