Dropping out of college at 17 and travelling to Europe, Zach Condon had his first taste of world music, and it's a trip that stuck.
Recording the bulk of debut record Gulag Orkestar in his bedroom at University upon his return, he incorporated instruments from every corner of his experience, blended folk with baroque pop and a Balkan influence to create a record that defied convention but made perfect sense.
Returning this year with new record No No No, Beirut's first in four years and out on the excellent 4AD label, the title track is a perfect cut of graceful indie thick with brass and poise that effortlessly falls into your heart.
Having sold out a massive date at Brixton’s o2 Academy, Beirut add this special show at St John at Hackney Church. Grab two tickets and bring someone to tango with.
Presented by Eat Your Own Ears.
This is an 18+ event.