DAITHí+ MIA WAKEFIELD + SPIRIT LEVEL
We are thrilled to be hosting Daithí at Future Yard this October, an Irish multi-instrumentalist producer that has long had a fascination with capturing organic sounds and samples for gig-goers to enjoy.
Daithí’s name has become synonymous with raising the bar for the live dance experience, mixing in unique elements like his signature fiddle – a symbol of his traditional Irish upbringing – alongside a chorus of talented musicians who elevate songs that have been purpose-built for a widescreen arena. Bedded in electronica, Daithí’s sound has moved beyond a fusion of Ireland’s past and a contemporary present to a world of rich texture, veering from deep house music to ambient arrangements, both in the form of instrumental narratives and vocally-charged supporting characters. The result takes the listener from the undeniably personal to the universally cinematic and you can experience it with us this Autumn. Support on the night comes from Mia Wakefield and Spirit Level.
Tickets on sale now.
2019’s L.O.S.S. album – the producer’s second full-length effort – sparked fresh life in Daithí upon it’s release. “The sound matured a lot at that time,” he notes. “It added deeper emotion. Whereas before it was all about a song constantly having to hit new heights in a conventional way, I found the music becoming more introspective, like it was leading me instead of the other way around.” L.O.S.S. would receive critical acclaim, ultimately landing a Choice Music Prize nomination. A clutch of international tour dates would be unavoidably curtailed by a global lockdown, though Daithí used this time to regroup. He constructed the popular artist’s retreat The Beekeepers in his home county of Clare. He started a band, HousePlants, which led to a second Choice Music Prize nod. He branched out into composing scores for films. He took up photography, which informed the vision of his next album.
Set for release in 2022, I’m Here Now is both the culmination of a journey that began many years previously, and the beginning of a bold new chapter. “I feel like I’m more connected to where I’m from than I’ve ever been,” says Daithí. “There’s all of these facets that have inspired my music – my bread and butter has been about taking culture and history and mixing in the personal – if I’m tracking a lot of different parts of my life, if I’m trying to search for the different parts of myself right now, I needed to revisit these places and these people – you’re the sum of your parts right now.” That sentiment is reflected in the music, a deft collision of Daithí’s propensity for storytelling, capacity to reimagine the environment around him, and the ability to open up his world to those who seek escape. “Once you stop yourself from trying to control every little detail, once you realise that the music can answer your questions and create exciting new ones – there’s a beauty in that.”
Future Yard presents
+ Mia Wakefield
+ Spirit Level
Thursday 13th October 2022
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £7 advance
Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm. Kitchen open til 9pm.
If you have any specific access requests, please read all of the details about accessibility at Future Yard here.
Mia Wakefield is 26-year-old Singer/Songwriter/Multi- instrumentalist from Liverpool. After starting out as an acoustic artist with just her guitar and piano, she has evolved by experimenting with her sound and freedom through the production of her songs. She has been inspired by The Japanese House, Kllo, Giveon and Her’s and is still working on her signature sound.
“A dreamy lush sound of acoustic guitars with electronic treatments and supported with a wonderful earthy warm vocal. Certainly an artist to keep a close eye as she develops her unique sound and style”. (Desertisland.com)