Outside Problems tour
Indie heaven is a place on earth and it's coming to a venue near you! Teaming up this year are Andrew Bird and Iron and Wine, on the Outside Problems tour. As in the name, the shows will largely take place outside, offering their music to the night sky. Both names associated with the early 00's indie scene, let this double act take you back to those simpler times!
Taking influence from Scottish folk music bluegrass and classical music, Bird's sound samples a myriad of different genres including steel band, jazz, swing, and rock, which has featured on other artists' EPs, and soundtracks to television shows and films including Orange Is The New Black and Norman. Famed for updating his tunes mid-performance, you can be sure that each gig experience will be different from the previous one.
Iron and Wine
Iron and Wine, aka Sam Beam, has been hard at work making folk rock over a decade now, with his work compared to the likes of Simon and Garfunkel, Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Neil Young and John Fahey. Prior to that, he was a film studies professor, working out of Miami University. His big break first came when his home-recorded track was featured as part of a free CD on the front of Yeti Magazine, courtesy of a friend passing on his tape to the publication.
Songs from his eight studio albums have featured on various TV shows and films, including House, Grey's Anatomy and the first Twilight movie - in fact, his song 'Flightless Bird, American Mouth' was hand-picked by the film's star, Kristen Stewart for the end prom scene.