Delighted to get the news that Taxi is the first single to be taken from the new album, A Northern View, from MM fave Arborist.
A stand-out, jolt-from-the-blue, set-piece, Taxi is a spoken word epic story inspired by Arab Strap, Belle and Sebastian and James Yorkston, who have made the droll Scottish storyteller’s delivery a constant. As singer-songwriter Mark McCambridge explains, “I wanted to do something similar with the Northern Irish voice. It’s a story about a claim from my Dad’s cousin and good friend through his youth, Henry McQuillan, that he conceived the idea of turning a famous Irish traditional song into a rock song.”
Arborist first came to the attention in 2015 with their brillaint debut single, the Americana tinged Twisted Arrow, that features an astonishing duet with Kim Deal of The Breeders and featured highly both in our Best of 2015 lists and our Best of the Last Ten Years countdown.
Great to have Arborist back, and some tour dates below for you too.
See Arborist live
Fri 16th Nov 2019 – Ulster Sports Club, BELFAST
Fri 31st Jan 2020 – The Band Room – LOW MILL, YORKSHIRE [w/ Kacy & Clayton]
Sat 1st Feb – Northern Rock Foundation Hall, GATESHEAD [w/ Kacy & Clayton]
Tues 4th Feb – The Railway Inn, WINCHESTER [w/ Kacy & Clayton]
Wed 5th Feb – Mothers Ruin, BRISTOL [w/ Kacy & Clayton]
Thurs 6th Feb – Fat Lils, WITNEY [w/ Kacy & Clayton]
Fri 7th Feb – St Davids City Hall, St Davids, WALES [w/ Kacy & Clayton]
Fri 14th Feb – PhilGrimes, WATERFORD, IRELAND
Fri 15th Feb – Set Theatre, KILKENNY, IRELAND