First broadcast 28/01/21
Watch ARBORIST's unique gig right here
Thursday 28 January 2021, 8pm
Live via Flowerfield Arts Centre & Roe Valley Arts Centre Facebook pages and available on YouTube from 29 January
“A striking collection of songs, containing some of their finest work yet.” - Clash Magazine
“A staggering debut of depth and substance” - UNCUT
“A poignant, beautiful record” - Lauren Laverne BBC6 Music
“Reminiscent of solo Robert Forster & early Lambchop.”
- Pete Paphides, Soho Radio
ARBORIST kicks off our 2021 Northern Lights Sessions with a unique gig broadcast from his home. ARBORIST is Mark Mc Cambridge (solo), sometimes duo, and occasionally a 7-piece band. Whatever the line-up, one thing is certain; ‘incredible songs that are all-at-once bleak yet upliftingly beautiful’
Arborist came to the attention of critics with their debut single ‘Twisted Arrow’, which features an astonishing duet with Kim Deal of The Breeders. The 2016 debut album Home Burial was nominated for the NI Music Prize and released to critical acclaim, with Mojo hailing it as “a staggering debut of depth and substance” and The Guardian naming it “an instant classic”.
Mark played his first show as ARBORIST supporting James Yorkston, before a solo tour of Ireland. This was quickly followed by some very notable support slots alongside Low, Cat Power, Echo and The Bunnymen and Guy Garvey.
The most recent album ‘A Northern View’, was released in February 2020. It encapsulates a time and place, the here and now, for better or worse. Rich in melody and mood, it is resplendent with lush arrangements and underpinned by an uneasiness that unsettles the listener just when they’ve been lured in.
One of the best songwriters on the island, ARBORIST delivers a live set that is poignant, introspective and staggeringly beautiful.