Yorkston Thorne Khan share new track ‘Bales’
16th March 2017
Yorkston/Thorne/Khan release their new album Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars on 7th April. It follows the band’s debut, 2016’s critically acclaimed Everything Sacred, and presents a confluence of currents, among them the north Indian sarangi; jazz-tinged bass, reminiscent in places of Danny Thompson; acoustic guitar that owes a debt to Elizabeth Cotton, Dick Gaughan and Mississippi John Hurt; and three very different vocalists - James Yorkston (East Neuk of Fife), Jon Thorne (Isle of Wight) and Suhail Yusuf Khan (New Delhi).
‘Bales’ features vocals from both James and Suhail, and it is a sign of the strength and breadth of this unique group that they can undertake such beautiful ballads alongside their more exploratory, out-there moments. This harmonious and singular collaboration is indicative of the album as a whole. A collection of traditional Indian and UK folk songs, originals and idiosyncratic covers, Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars does not only bring together Indian classical music and jazz, then, but kosmische too; Yorkston also cites dub reggae, Uilleann pipes and the Madagascan guitarist D’Gary as influences. That breadth, says Thorne, is critical: “I think YTK is a fine example of how music operates without boundaries as a common international language and a source of cross-cultural unity. It’s an important message in the times that we live in.”
Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars is available to pre-order now on deluxe LP – double heavy weight vinyl, with vinyl only track ‘First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ and 24” foldout poster, standard LP - double heavy weight vinyl, with vinyl only track ‘First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’, CD – 12 page booklet and digital download.
Produced by YTK and recorded entirely onto 24 track 2” tape at Analogue Cat studios in Northern Ireland by Julie McLarnon, Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars comes after a period of steady touring for the band and reflects the confidence and increasingly fluid interplay between Yorkston, Thorne and Khan. The trio will head back on the road in April for a headline UK tour and have also confirmed appearances at Latitude, BBC 6Music in Glasgow and Green Man festivals.
24th - 26th March – 6Music Festival, Glasgow
27th March – Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham TICKETS
28th March – The Crescent, York TICKETS
29th March – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate TICKETS
30th March – Dreel Halls, Anstruther TICKETS OR ON DOOR
31st March – Oran Mor, Glasgow TICKETS
1st April – ‘Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer’, Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy TICKETS
2nd April – Cluny 2, Newcastle TICKETS
3rd April – Junction 2, Cambridge TICKETS
4th April – St. John on Bethnal Green, London TICKETS
5th April – Komedia, Bath TICKETS
6th April – 10FeetTall, Cardiff TICKETS
7th April – Laugharne Weekend, SOLD OUT
8th April – The Phoenix, Exeter TICKETS
13th – 16th July – Latitude Festival, Southwold
21st – 23rd July – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
17th – 20th August - Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons