(Thursday) November 17, 2016 - 19:00
Islington Assembly Hall - Upper Street, Islington (Map)
14 people attended
THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER
In November 2015, at the end of a ten month period which saw him play over 200 shows, Ryley Walker decided that he should probably head home. However you wished to measure it, he was surely due some sort of holiday. The preceding months had been extraordinary. In March, his second album Primrose Green, emerged to critical hosannas from the likes of Uncut, Q, Mojo and The Guardian – in the process, earning admiration of musicians who had chalked up no shortage of turntable miles in Walker’s life.
Indeed, anyone who caught his performances throughout the course of 2015, will attest to Ryley’s apparently effortless facility to conjure a breath-taking spectacle from a standing start. Word of mouth and critical acclaim ensured sell-out audiences at his British shows, whilst a sprawling tour of the USA around Primrose Green presented a perfect chance to workshop ideas for what would eventually become his third studio album, 'Golden Sings That Have Been Sung'. After two sold-out London shows and subsequent shows with Danny Thompson last year, Ryley Walker will be back in November for his biggest London show yet at Islington Assembly Hall.
Ryley Walker's new album, 'Golden Sings That Have Been Sung', is out on August 19th on Dead Oceans and is available for preorder now.
This profound, funny, intricate album will end up being seen as his masterpiece.” 9/10 Album of the Month - Uncut Magazine
...this feeling that we, as listeners, have been granted access into Itasca’s private inner sanctum is what helps give 'Unmoored by the Wind' its quiet gravity, and her ample instrumental skills and deft songcraft make this invitation well worth your while. - Pitchfork
Tickets £13.50 +bf adv. available from http://birdonthewire.seetickets.com/go/ryleywalkeriah
Islington Assembly Hall
Upper St, London, N1 2UD
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