Celtic Connections: Stick In The Wheel + Quinie
Stick in the Wheel
+ Gaze is Ghost, Northern Central + Chloe Robertson
Saturday 26th January 2019
Tickets available via See Tickets or in person via Tickets Scotland
East London folk band Stick In The Wheel are headed by singer Nicola Kearey, and guitarist/producer Ian Carter. Known for their fierce, raw delivery, this is culturally and politically switched-on music, with the group widely commended for their timely appraisal of English Folk. They reconnect modern audiences to the past, drawing unexpected parallels between then and now. With four BBC Folk Award nominations, their debut “From Here” (2015) was fRoots’ Album of the Year and a MOJO Folk Album of the Year.
Their Second album Follow Them True is an UNCUT 2018 Album of the Year and were cited as the UK’s most exciting new folk band. They continue to question the notion of what folk music is, and what it means in 2018, expanding the radical sound of their debut whilst remaining totally connected with the tradition.
The sold-out album launch at London’s Borderline cemented their reputation of being at the forefront of the English folk resurgence, and live highlights this year included the main stage at Cambridge, Port Eliot, Shambala & Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings II weekend at the Roundhouse.
Having recently released their debut MIXTAPE ‘This and the Memory of This’ which features collaborations with Lisa Knapp, Om Unit and Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Stick In The Wheel continue to push boundaries with energy, passion and intensity.
“Powerful—and deeply relatable” Pitchfork
“Precision folk with anger, lust and blood” The Guardian ????