Friday 27th September: Drakes Island EP Launch - Barbican Theatre

Friday 27th September: Drakes Island EP Launch - Barbican Theatre
with support from Jamie Yost and Matthew Gordon Price
Tickets here
7pm, £5 (limited £3 early bird tickets)

Psychedelic/folk band Drakes Island release their debut EP "Only Passing Through" with support from Jamie Yost and Matthew Gordon Price.

Drakes Island

Drakes Island are an Indie folk band based in the southwest. Their sound has been compared to artists such as A Blaze Of Feather, Pink Floyd and Bears Den.

The birth of the band came from local staple Fergus Tanner who sought out lead guitarist Jamie Yost, bassist Olly Parker and drummer Matthew Gordon Price which curates a harrowing wall of echoed tones that swell into the sound attached to Drakes Island. With hints of folky roots and existentially growing ambiance , the bands inspirations shine through different windows on every path they take you down, bringing you to a junction of soulful highs and experimental lows.

Jamie Yost

Known for his soulful grit and atmospheric highs, Devon’s Jamie Yost blends his own take on poetic lyricism and introspective songwriting. His performances are not shy of raw emotion with comparisons to Daughter, Bon Iver and Dermot Kennedy.

Based in Plymouth the singer songwriter spent 2017 writing and recording his debut EP ‘Aurora’ which released on April 27th 18’ with a sell-out show at The Barbican Theatre. Yost has since spent the last year recording and touring and sharing stages with the likes of Nathan Ball, country duo Ward Thomas and the incredible Newton Faulkner. He is set to release a new EP next year ahead of his latest single ‘Smoke’.

Matthew Gordon Price

Matthew Gordon Price is an alternative folk musician based in Devon. Known for his honest and heartfelt performances, he provides a raw emotional narrative, warming acoustic melodies and ambient swells, drawing comparisons to Damien Rice, Marcus Mumford and Glenn Hansard.

The singer-songwriter is originally from the small seaside town of Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset, UK. At the age of 11 he started playing guitar, shortly before discovering his song writing abilities aged 16. Matthew has written and collaborated on over 170 pieces, which includes his debut E.P 'The Bird & The Tree', which was released on January 31st 2016 and reached the top 100 on the ‘Amazon Download Popular Chart’.