Posted on Monday 24th February 2020 at 14:45
Saskatchewan folk-bluegrass outfit The Dead South are back in the UK this week for a run of dates to showcase their brilliant latest record, Sugar & Joy, which was released in October.
The tour rolls into Birmingham’s O2 Academy tomorrow (25/2) before carrying onto huge shows at O2 Academy Brixton (27/2), Rock City (28/2) and Exeter Great Hall (29/2).
Described by Pop Matters as an album that “shows there’s a lot of life in the corner of roots music where playing loud and fast while leaving room for a slower, more nuanced songs is considered a great combination,” The Dead South continue to develop their unique sound and prove they are one of the front-runners for folk music.
Whilst Sugar & Joy is the album the band are predominantly curating setlists around, the Canadian outfit have recently dabbled in their back catalogue and pulled out tracks from all of their previous albums – Good Company, Illusion and Doubt – as well as debut, self-released EP, The Ocean Went Mad and We Were to Blame.
The Dead South use a combination of banjos, mandolins, cellos and guitars to create a unique blend of traditional country-rock and contemporary folk.
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