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Upcoming shows: Old Sea Brigade... Rachael Dadd... The Happy Soul... James Yorkston & Nina Persson... Stars... Siv Jakobsen... Weyes Blood... Jesse Malin... Coruja Jones... Rozi Plain... Sweet Baboo... Kerala Dust... Sophie Jamieson... Will Sheff / Okkervil River... SLUG... Beans on Toast... Honey Harper... The Dream Syndicate... Rachel Baiman... Anna B Savage... Joshua Burnside... His Lordship... The Courettes... Unthank : Smith... William Crighton... Ailbhe Reddy... Shannon Lay... Neil Cowley... Cindy... Sounds From The Other City 2023... Roddy Woomble... Freya Beer... SBT (Sarabeth Tucek)... Eric Bibb... The Beths... The Burning Hell... Andy Shauf... Holy Moly & The Crackers...

When: 7pm on Tuesday 28 February 2023
Where: YES Pink Room, 38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB

We’re pleased to be welcoming Rozi Plain back to YES!

Rozi Plain returns with new album PRIZE on 13 January 2023 on Memphis Industries. Out now is the first single Agreeing for Two, featuring contemporary jazz titan Alabaster dePlume on saxophone. Rozi says of Agreeing for Two: ‘This song was started when I spent a week on the Isle of Eigg writing new music. Mainly it’s thinking about how easy it can be to unknowingly make decisions on behalf of other people, thinking you might know what’s best or right for a situation where as maybe it’s just what was easiest for you… I love the saxophone line that Alabaster Deplume added – brings a bit of his trademark heart and hopefulness.’

Over the course of four albums, Rozi Plain’s hypnotic, gently askew songs have steadily sauntered their way from her birthplace of Winchester, reverberated through the bustling Bristol DIY scene, to where they now emanate from London’s creative epicentre. Acquiring a worldliness that’s reflected in her travels as a touring musician, each consecutive release has broached new sonic territory, whilst retaining a home-grown intimacy and a familial warmth of spirit. On Prize, her upcoming fifth long-player, Rozi’s unique, heart-felt approach continues to prevail, marking her as one of our most innovative and engaging songwriters.

Support comes from Crake. Crake’s distinctive arrangement of Autumnal alt-folk has received increasing attention, including a personal invitation to support Big Thief’s European tour and a 7” on the acclaimed Saddle Creek’s Document series. This was followed by the release of their debut album Humans’ Worst Habits on Fika Recordings, placing within the official top 40 folk album charts. The album centres on singer Sandle’s curious worldview, believing that life isn’t as black and white as we’ve been taught, and that queer nature may hold the key to revealing the true nature of human experience. That’s why things like slime mould – single-celled organisms that form a single body when in search of food – and brittle starfish – a type of starfish whose awareness isn’t concentrated in one place – emerge over and over on Humans’ Worst Habits and furnish it with a folklore all of its own.

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