The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Saturday 30th September 2017 7:30pm
Rattled by the bones of convicts and steeped in campfire smoke, Bush Gothic perform darker, stranger Australian folk. Defiantly modern, achingly old, this most daring of Australian bush bands from Melbourne, Australia perform songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold. The Guardian described fiddle-singer and band leader Jenny M. Thomas as an ‘Edgy rising folk star’ and together with double bassist Dan Witton and drummer Chris Lewis they return to the UK after a wildly successful tour in 2016 leaving sold out concerts and 5 star reviews in their colonial wake.
Bush Gothic’s latest release ‘The Natural Selection Australian Songbook’ was chosen as a runner up for fRoots 2016 Album of the Year and BBC Magazines Best World Music Albums of 2016. ‘Imagining life without her music and its surprises is too bleak to even think about. Jenny M. Thomas is that transformative an artist.’ (fRoots) ‘If I get three musical discoveries of this calibre out of the hundreds of new musical experiences that come my way annually, I count myself blessed.’ (JAZZWISE) ‘Bold, inspired and beautiful in its intensity, Thomas, plus two, have taken the foundations of a folk library and built a new architecture. Bush Gothic takes your breath away.’ (The National Times).