Elijah Wolf kicks off his UK tour with Hackney's The Shacklewell Arms, on 31st August 2021. His stunning new collection, ‘Brighter Lighting,’ was released at the end of February, when everything was frozen in time by the lockdown. The end of August beckons a brighter, warmer time when the bustle of real life has tentatively come back and seeing this album played live is at the top of our summer to-do-list. “At its core, this is an album about stopping in your tracks long enough to observe and appreciate all the beauty that surrounds you, even when things seem like they’re at their worst,” says Wolf. “It’s about looking into the darkness and finding the light.” Recorded with acclaimed producer Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Andrew Combs) and an all-star band including Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, ‘Brighter Lighting’ marks the start of an adventurous new chapter for Wolf, who moves beyond the spare and isolated bedroom folk of his earlier work here in favor of a more collaborative, immersive sound. The album’s arrangements are lush and textured, fueled by vintage synthesizers and psychedelic guitars that come together in swirling Technicolor landscapes, and the writing is bold and ambitious to match, hinting at everything from Fleetwood Mac to Kurt Vile as it reckons with doubt and hope, anxiety and comfort, loneliness and connection.
Presented by Bad Vibrations.
This is an 18+ event