The Grahams are New York-grown, Nashville-based Alyssa and Doug Graham. As kids in the Jersey suburbs, they snuck into NYC to hear their favourite bands play, and have been performing together ever since. With their own unique brand of nostalgia-inducing alt pop, their music features nods to Americana, emotional and rebellious lyrics and mesmerising vocals.
The band’s 2013 debut about travelling the Mississippi, Riverman’s Daughter, received global success and spent 11 weeks in the Top 40 at Americana radio. Glory Bound (2015), influenced by the couple’s train adventure across America, was declared: “easily one of the best Americana albums of the year” [No Depression].
Rattle the Hocks, a film directed by North Mississippi Allstars’ Cody Dickinson, chronicled the journey and became an international film-festival favourite. On 2020’s Kids Like Us, the band shifted gears, with 70s-inspired alt-pop songs all written during a wild motorcycle ride along Route 66. Influenced by the chaotic stimulus witnessed from the road and dreamy motel-room whispers, all against the backdrop of the 2016 election, the album has moments of fantasy and the supernatural, and lush, ambitious production, and is the band’s most authentic body of work to date.
They released an EP, Sha La La, in summer 2021. Recorded in 2020, the songs reflect the artist’s need to escape and be joyous, when the world is spinning backwards. As Alyssa Graham says: “When unable to make plans, make art!”
To set the scene, the film Rattle The Hocks will screen before The Grahams take the stage.
Sunday 15th May 2022 - Starts 8pm
TICKET PRICE: £14