As part of their In The Club tour, Dutch-New Zealand trio MY BABY are bringing their roots-driven blues-trance to the Castle & Falcon.
MY BABY released their fifth album, Mounaiki ~ By the Bright of Night, last year, and it’s a high concept affair. Centred around a ‘hero’s journey’ storyline, the narrative helped drive the group’s experimental songwriting.
“This way of working allowed us to be very diverse in our songwriting. The labyrinthian dream like world, where the character travels through different ages, inspired us to delve into jazz and ragtime from the twenties, the American songbook of the thirties as well as film scores from forties film noir and Italian neorealism,” says lead singer and guitarist Cato van Dijck.
MY BABY’s passion for spectacle and theatre is clear from their live show, with Counterfeit Magazine calling their last Deaf Institute show a ‘non-stop party’. “We try to ensure the audience’s senses are captivated as we try to emulate something akin to a tribal celebration.” says Cato van Dijck. “It must tell a story where the audience becomes part of.”
Catch them at the Castle & Falcon on March 23rd – tickets are on sale now.
Full run of UK dates as follows:
20 – Band on the Wall, Manchester
21 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
22 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
23 – Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
24 – The Globe, Cardiff
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