The Danish orchestral-pop collective Choir of Young Believers plays the intimate folk bar Dulcimer in Chorlton, Manchester tonight.
Here's what promoter Hey Manchester says: "Musically, Choir Of Young Believers is located somewhere between low-key folk and orchestral indie pop. The simple yet perfectly crafted melodies are arranged around piano, guitar, banjo, drums and percussion, and draped in lush, dramatic and imaginative arrangements, resulting in a sound that is both solemn, stoic, achingly beautiful and unmistakably ‘nordic’".
If you've heard songs from the album "This Is For The White In Your Eyes" or reading the above description you may wonder how they will pull off the sound live. Well this video, 'a short introduction' to Choir Of Young Belivers visiting to New York, shows how they work as a two-piece. Whether they appear as an eight- or two-piece tonight, expect gorgeously poignant melodies.
Support tonight is the highly recommended six-piece Table, also specialists in gorgeously poignant orchestral-pop. Table have just released their debut single 'Songs You Can Sing' on Humble Soul, home of The Miserable Rich and Liz Green. This is a more minimalist and low-key take on their sound but quite solemnly beautiful. The seven inch vinyl version comes with CDR of the two songs and hessian sleeve if ordered direct or you can buy the regular version from Piccadilly Records.
What promises to be a memorable evening of delicate music and beautiful introspection for just £8 in advance. Or pay more on the door.
CLAUSTROPHOBIA [Spotify] [Last.fm]
Choir of Young Believers
This Is For The White In Your Eyes [BUY]