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LATER… WITH JOOLS HOLLAND 1st NOVEMBER
PLAYING WHELAN’S ON FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY
ALBUM NO.1 ON BILLBOARD HEATSEEKERS CHART
VICE ‘ONES TO WATCH’ & DAYTROTTER SESSION
“Joseph will make you cry (in the best, most cathartic way possible)” PAPER Magazine
“The power and range that Joseph display live cannot be captured in prose” The Observer
Portland sister trio Joseph, whose new album ‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not’ debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart last month, have been confirmed as guests on ‘Later with Jools Holland’ on 1st November. The band, who recently toured with James Bay and head out with Michael Kiwanuka next month, have confirmed European headline shows in February. Tickets for all shows will go on sale this Friday. Owing to a scheduling clash, Joseph’s London Union Chapel show has been moved to 7th February (all tickets remain valid although refunds from point of purchase will be available for anyone who is unable to make the rescheduled date).
Joseph recently performed on Conan and CBS Saturday Morning and will appear on The Ellen Degeneres show this week. The sisters were also tipped on Vice’s Ones To Watch site and completed a Daytrotter session. Please view links below:
Vice ‘Ones To Watch’
Weds 1st Glasgow Broadcast
Thurs 2nd Belfast McHugh’s Bar
Fri 3rd Dublin Whelan’s
Sat 4th Manchester Soup Kitchen
Mon 6th Brighton Komedia Studio
Tues 7th London Union Chapel
Weds 8th Bristol The Exchange
Fri 10th Amsterdam Melkweg
Sat 11th Hamburg Molotow Musikclub
Sun 12th Berlin Privatclub
Tues 14th Cologne Yuca
Weds 15th Brussels Ancienne Belgique
Thurs 16th Paris La Boule Noire
Tickets for Whelan’s are priced €13.00 incl. booking fee and on sale this Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster.ie
‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not’ was produced by Mike Mogis (First Aid Kit, Bright Eyes, Jenny Lewis), and features eleven original songs exploding with a mystical exuberance and heart-on-sleeve emotion. There is nothing like the sound of siblings singing together. Whether it’s the Beach Boys, the Everly Brothers or First Aid Kit, absorbing the same breathing rhythms and speech patterns adds an element to vocal harmonies that can be pure magic. With the release of ‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not’ (ATO Records), the mesmerising, hypnotic sound of the trio known as Joseph – sisters Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner – joins this elite company.
Choosing their name in deference to their grandfather Jo, and the tiny Oregon town of Joseph where he lived, Natalie Closner and her younger twin sisters Meegan and Allison, grew up in a musical household, but didn’t sing together until just a few years ago. Joseph officially formed when Natalie, an aspiring performer looking for a creative jolt, asked her sisters to form a band together. They quickly discovered their gift for songwriting and vocal alchemy.
‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not’ is a masterclass in pristine 3-part harmony, traversing melodies and rhythms that are indelible and ambitious. Lead single ‘White Flag’ is a cathartic rallying cry, with the sisters’ voices starting as a hum, then verging on a scream by the chorus. The anthemic album opener, ‘Canyon,’ channels Fleetwood Mac at their soaring finest. Elsewhere golden, shimmering pop songs are tucked next to the most delicate ballads: love lost and found, amplified by three unwavering voices.
€13 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos