Calexico and Iron & Wine
LONDON Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall
Following their ground-breaking and critically acclaimed collaborative EP In The Reins in 2005, Calexico and Iron & Wine are back together with a new album Years to Burn out in June on City Slang and a national tour in November.
‘ ‘In 2005 Sam Beam and Calexico teamed up on an EP that led to the promise of a full-length. Fourteen years later, here it is’ ’
‘ ‘Americana heavyweights make good on an old promise. It’s all deftly constructed and beautifully' ’
‘ ‘Years To Burn is born of a restless desire to reinvent. Uninhibited creativity’ ’
‘ ‘Alt–country kindred spirits reunite. A crossing of musical streams that could trigger power surges in the Americana force field’ ’
Singer-songwriter Lisa O'Neill opens the show, mixing traditionals with her own compositions, described by Guardian as ‘uncompromising, stunning, soul-shaking stuff ★★★★★'
‘ ‘As beautiful as it gets. You will be drawn into an authentic, sometimes otherworldly, sense of place, time, and tradition. Across a mix of originals, traditional O’Neill calmly but decisively stakes her claim as a mould-breaker’ ’
‘ ‘O’Neill performs a mix of thoroughly captivating self-written and traditional songs. Her performances are every bit as eclectic as they are authentic’ ’