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tUnE-yArDs - Bedroom Ballads
Experimentation is still key for this Canadian polypop performer, with her tremulous voice and explosive performances, Merrill Garbus is looking to surprise and thrill. After finding fame with her self-recorded, self-funded debut album, she soared to critical acclaim, setting hearts racing with her live performances.
It's an experience not to be missed; Garbus' sound is completely unique, blending hippie chants and anti-rhythm, with African-tinged melodies and bedroom nursery rhymes. Grab your tUnE-yArDs tickets now on StubHub UK to see a one of a kind live performance.
tUnE-yArDs biography - Persona on Tape
Garbus' childhood years were spent travelling across America as her architect father struggled to find work during the recession of the 1980s. The search for work took her small family from The Bronx to Poughkeepsie, eventually settling in New Canaan, Connecticut. Garbus' credits this unstable period of her life, the sense of always being an outsider and the number of years she spent working as a puppeteer after college with shaping her expressive nature and the distinctive sound of her records.
Merrill Garbus committed her first album, BiRd-BrAiNs, to tape using a cheap dictaphone, ukulele, off-balance drums and free mixing software. A laborious process restricted by tight finances - the end result, a patchwork sound spanning hip-hop and folk, underlain with off-beat African rhythms. Upon completion of the album, she enlisted bassist Nate Brenner, forming an unmissable live act.
The word of mouth success of BiRd-BrAiNs, led to an impromptu world tour, along with a record deal from British independent record label 4AD. Shortly after, Garbus moved to Oakland, California to work on her second album, w h o k i l l, a record charged with complex themes and an even more complex sound; a far cry from her soft lo-fi debut.
After 18 months of touring the second album, Garbus began work on new material enlisting prodigious pop producers Malay and John Hill. Her third album Nikki Nack continues the story gloriously. A live experience like no other; grab your tUnE-yArDs tickets on StubHub UK today.
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