Due to sound check restriction the door time indicates the earliest opportunity we can give access to the venue. Live music will start 20-30 minutes after the door open time.
Deep Dark Woods plus special guests Tuesday 2nd May 2018 The Bullingdon, 162 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE Doors 7.30 pm Tickets £13 in advance, £15 on the night
The Deep Dark Woods’ new album ‘Yarrow’ was borne in a fever – scarlet fever, to
be medically specific. A disease of the last century is a fitting backdrop for songs
that dig bare handed into the loam to unearth the corpses of old English folk and
country blues. ‘Yarrow’ is Deep Dark Woods reimagined by lead man Ryan Boldt, and
accompanied by the same band that crafted prairie psychedelics and a "loose grungy
folk sound" (Paste).
Floods and plagues, ghosts and slaughter: woe to those who populate the songs of
‘Yarrow’. A gentle summer breeze swings the gallows ropes, flowers bloom callously
on lovers' graves. These anthems are definitely not from Eden.
Since the last album their outlook is decidedly more macabre, tapping into a rich
vein of gothic surrealism that aligns with some of the great murder balladeers of
our time. With Appalachian soil under his fingernails, Boldt writes in a deep tradition
of bleak and forlorn storytelling, drawing lines from Ireland to Tennessee, the Oxford
Girl to Folsom Prison.
The Deep Dark Woods have developed an international following with particular success
in the Americana realm, nominated alongside Alabama Shakes and Dawes for Emerging
Artist of the Year at the 2012 Americana Music Awards. Originally from Saskatchewan
and now based on the west coast, The Deep Dark Woods fuse spooky prairie folk with
Texas country blues and California psychedelia.