Mi Mye + Swelt + Nature Kids
If Belle and Sebastian listened to Pavement…
+ Nature Kids
Sunday 22nd October 2023
The New Adelphi Club Hull
£5 Advance on this page
Mi Mye hail from the far north of Scotland and Wakefield (the centre of Indie pop), England, playing (mostly) indie alt-folk. They are sometimes just lead songwriter Jamie Lockhart and sometimes a mixture of Emily (flugelhorn, synth, sampler), Rob (drums), Sam (bass), Chad (guitar) and Morgan (keys). Lyricist and fiddle player Jamie learnt to play in the Highlands, and often leans on his roots of folk music and story telling to produce beautiful songs of empathy and hope. When joined by the band, which he will be for this show at Adelphi, they weave intricate arrangements with Jamie’s beautiful stories and layers of harmony, producing a bunch of cool indie synthy dreamy bangers
Mi mye have released 5 Studio albums. They have had radio plays from Lauren Laverne, Mark Riley, Tom Robinson, Tom Ravenscroft, Gideon Coe and Emily Pilbeam and played sessions on Marc Riley and BBC introducing. The band have played all over the UK and shows in Italy and Barcelona, and have played festivals like Blue Dot, Kendal Calling and Deer Shed.
Weaving tapestries of sparse, melancholic compositions, swelt meld influences of folk, Americana and post-rock. The four-piece, composed of members of Talons, Repo Man and Iceman Furniss Quintet, formed in Bristol in 2020 and spent the next two years writing and playing intimate shows around the city.
Delicate melody and vulnerability form the core of the band’s atmospheric arrangements, using voices and strings to create open harmony.
Swelt’s debut release, ‘Red Mountain EP’ was released by Candlepin Records on the 28th October 2022. The release was followed up by a new single, ‘My Only Reflection‘, released on 18th May 2023. On 11th August 2023, swelt released their new single, ‘I Thought This Winter Would Never End‘.
The band have played with artists such as Tara Clerkin Trio, Clémentine March, Peel Dream Magazine and Kiran Leonard, performing at venues including The Shacklewell Arms, The George Tavern, The Victoria, The Louisiana, The Establishment Wakefield and Dareshack for promoters including Bad Vibrations, 1% of One, Bodys and Gravy Train.