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ARBORIST | A Northern View | Album Launch w/ Buí & Aaron Shanley

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ARBORIST w/ special guests Buí & Aaron Shanley

ARBORIST launch their 2nd album A NORTHERN VIEW in The Menagerie, Belfast. It is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album HOME BURIAL (★★★★ MOJO, ★★★★ The Guardian, 8/10 UNCUT) and has been called "a striking collection of songs, containing some of their finest work yet" by Clash Music and "skillfully amplifies Home Burial's pathos...a true Northern (Irish) star" in UNCUT Magazine. The album features the singles Taxi and Here Comes the Devil which have been played widely across BBC 6Music from the likes of Cillian Murphy, Cerys Matthews, Gideon Coe, Steve Lamacq and John Hillcock.

Arborist came to the attention of the critics with their debut single, the Americana tinged 2015 debut single “Twisted Arrow”, that features an astonishing duet with Kim Deal of The Breeders. Their 2016 debut album Home Burial was nominated for the Northern Irish Music Prize and released to critical acclaim, with Mojo hailing it as “a staggering debut of depth and substanceand The Guardian calling it an “instant classic. Uncut described the lead single, “A Man Of My Age”, as articulating, “the claustrophobia of family life with sensitive frankness amid a mesmerizing Smog-like languor”.

A Northern View portrays a raw darkness but with glimpses of beauty at the heart of it all; the kind of balance found in records like Wilco’s A Ghost is Born or Songs Ohia’s Magnolia Electric Co. The album title felt like a nice way of framing all that came-out, like a clandestine publication of some kind. Though as McCambridge explains; “I recently discovered it’s a caravan park in Donegal, so there you go.”

"A staggering debut of depth and substance" - UNCUT
"A Man of My Age feels like an instant classic" - The Guardian
"A deliciously self-assured collection" - Mojo
"A poignant, beautiful record" - Lauren Laverne BBC6Music
"Magnificent debut" - Hotpress
"A most impressive debut" - Americana UK
“Reminiscent of solo Robert Forster & early Lambchop.” – Pete Paphides

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Buí are Josh Healy and Adam Sloan on vocals, synths and guitars. Live they recruit drums, bass and other bodies to deliver the driving energy of their infectious indie pop. Introspective lyrics, but like the Fall and New Order these words are bedded in dancefloor worthy hooks.

"A lo-fi indie pop gem in which the band marry slinky 1990s slacker rock thrills to Grandaddy-esque keyboards while asserting their regional identity " - The Irish News

"It’s an aggressively easy listen, injected with enough crystal-clear writing to encourage repeat listens." - The Thin Air Magazine

"If you've never heard Buí before is a great introduction to them, and if you have, it's a good continuation of their already established sound." - The Metaphorical Boat

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Aaron Shanley is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Northern Ireland. Hailed as one of the country’s most naturally gifted songwriters, Shanley has shared bills with Hozier, Foy Vance and the Divine Comedy. Aaron’s songs have been picked up by BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music and Radio Ulster and featured in TV and film with placements in Hart of Dixie, Switched at Birth and Cupcake.

His writing has been recognised with awards including the Katherine Brick Award for Young Songwriter of the Year at Panarts Belfast Nashville Songwriting Festival, an ATOM award for Best Male and being made Artist in Residence at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.

2017 album Metal Alligator was released on Swallow Song Records to positive reviews, securing him a live session at BBC Across The Line with his band The Horrortongues.





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