YOKE LORE // LITANY
MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE ANNOUNCED
Co-headline announced, Mon 17 June 2019
Tickets onsale, Fri 29 March, 10:00am
Hailing from as far afield as New York and Harrogate, the former’s Yoke Lore and latter’s Litany bring their unique brands of indie-pop to co-headline Manchester’s Deaf Institute, for one very special night celebrating two singer/songwriters breaking through in their field.
“Sprawling, Intense” – Line of Best Fit
Fresh from the release of his latest EP Absolutes, Yoke Lore explores the grey areas between black and white ideas while building upon the lush, sonic palette of his past works. The new music finds multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and visual artist Adrian Galvin polishing his heartfelt anthems and ruminating on finding balance amid respective oppositions by breaking through the notion that truth necessitates purity. “These songs all gravitate around the struggle between two sides of something,” Galvin explains. The opening track, “Fake You,” is about the difficulty of realizing your perception of someone doesn’t necessarily match who they really are.
The former Walk the Moon and Yellerkin member’s solo musical endeavour combines echoing waves of banjo, vocals, and percussion to create unforgettable pop songs with tactile sincerity and conviction. Galvin first hit the ground running in 2016 with Yoke Lore’s debut EP, Far Shore, released on B3Sci Records. In 2017, the title track of his 2017 EP “Goodpain” hit #1 on Hype Machine, and quickly after his songs caught fire on Spotify, racking up over 10 million plays throughout the year.
Goodpain also garnered attention from major tastemakers such as NYLON, Consequence of Sound, Billboard and more. Yoke Lore toured extensively through 2017 with acts like Aquilo and Overcoats, while also making his way to the UK for The Great Escape and festivals like Field Trip in Toronto and Billboard Hot 100 in New York.
Following the success of his song “Goodpain,” Galvin was invited to Spotify’s New York City studio to record a stripped-down version the track, as well as two covers for his Spotify Singles: “Last Christmas” by Wham! and “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden. His holiday song graced Spotify’s Holiday Singles playlist alongside covers by Demi Lovato, Sam Smith, and Miley Cyrus.
After a successful first-ever run of headline tour dates, Yoke Lore found an unexpected new fan in pop idol Taylor Swift, who added his cover of “Truly Madly Deeply” to her “Songs Taylor Loves” Spotify playlist in 2018. Galvin released his third EP, Absolutes, in July 2018 after a cross-country spring tour with FRENSHIP. He then headlined a run of west coast shows in October, leading up to a show supporting Bastille.
“Making icy-pop that will make you dance and cry” – The FADER
Litany is the alias of 25-year-old songstress Beth Cornell from Harrogate, England. Her effortlessly cool brand of alternative pop, has seen her amass MILLIONS of streams on Spotify, whilst receiving critical acclaim and airplay from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Sirius XM and Beats1.
Formerly working with producer Jake Nicolaides, the duo created a sonic catalogue with a real ode to adolescence and had a stream of successful cult hits including Bedroom, taken from their debut EP, 4 Track, which has since garnered almost 10 MILLION streams on Spotify. Heralded for her whimsical synth melodies and candid lyrics, July 2018 saw the release of ‘Call On Me’, oozing 90s influences and some of Cornell’s most confident vocal cut to date. Her smoky top line delivers nostalgia-ridden lyrics, referencing everything from VHS rentals to specialist video game moves.
Fresh from wowing crowds on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival and playing two sold out London headline shows in October last year, Cornell sets out on her 2019 dates, ahead of her forthcoming, follow-up EP.
Yoke Lore and Litany co-headline Manchester’s Deaf Institute for one very special show this summer, Mon 17 June.
Tickets go onsale, Fri 29 March, 10:00am
Available at: https://www.gigsandtours.com/
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