New York’s singer-songwriter Julie Byrne is set to visit the south coast when she plays at Brighton’s St George’s Church on Saturday 9th June. This concludes a brief UK tour before heading over to Portugal for three dates.
I first became aware of Julie towards the end of last year when she was featured in The Guardian’s top fifty albums of 2017 with Not Even Happiness. Her second studio album was a follow up to her 2014 release Rooms With Walls and Windows.
Not Even Happiness received rave reviews internationally, many of which describe Julie’s sound as otherworldly. I don’t know if that is the word that I would go for but I see what they mean. It doesn’t take long to fall in love with her simple but beautiful tracks sound, especially as ‘Follow My Voice‘ and ‘I Live Now As A Singer.’
If you are a fan of the likes of the Velvet Underground’s Nico, Vashti Bunyan or Anges Obel then I would strongly suggest that you join me over in Brighton for this show. St George’s Church in the Kemptown area of Brighton is likely to be a special venue and I for one cannot wait. There were queues around the block for her last time in Brighton during her appearance at The Great Escape.
You can pick up your tickets now for £18.15 from seetickets.com/event/julie-byrne/st-georges-church-brighton.