Not many acoustic double acts are seen around these days, as people tend to enjoy being in a band or going it alone, and when a double acoustic act are found they’re often a bit predictable or disingenuous. However Bad Cardigan manage to dodge these disparaging categories, as their songs carry them through it.
The use of two guitars have been applied very well, as they compliment each other throughout each of their songs,with one providing the rhythm and other providing the riff/melody. This quality is best expressed in their song ‘Manchester to Exeter’, which can be heard below.
The songs are covered well with good song writing, not every word is profound but it’s not meant to be, it’s just songs that tell an innovative story that will keep your attention for a while. The delivery of the songs are done extremely well, with good singing voices that have their regional accents embedded within, ideal.
The band is embarking on a tour across the UK in April/May, so if you liked what you’ve heard and the venue is close, why not.
Thursday 10th: Grant’s Bar, Accrington (9pm – 11pm)
Monday 21st: B Festival, Downtown Bar, Bolton 9pm
Friday 25th: The Kestrel Suite, Burnley, Charity Event
Saturday 26th: The Middle Earth Beer Festival, Hurst Green
Saturday 3rd: Burnley Rock & Blues, New York Stage, 1.30pm
Sunday 4th: Lakefest Live Final, Tewkesbury, (time tbc)
Sunday 4th: Bristol Folk Festival, Bristol Folkhouse, 8.30pm
Friday 9th: Clitheroe – Private Function
Saturday 10th: Third Floor Gallery, Manchester (unplugged)
Saturday 24th: The Green Chimney, Colne (9pm – 11pm)
Sunday 25th: Darwen Live, Main Stage, 3pm
Sunday 25th: The Crown, Darwen 9pm
Friday 30th: Blakey’s, Blackburn, 8pm
Words by Alex Wise @al4563