The Once will be bringing their trademark harmonies to the UK in early 2019 for a welcome string of UK dates. The Newfoundland based trio are touring in support of their recent ‘Time Enough’ album. The dates include The Islington in London and a show at Celtic Connections in Glasgow. More about The Once, those tour dates and a recent video for ‘Any Other Way’ from ‘Time Enough’ follows:
THE ONCE 2019 UK TOUR DATES
Friday 18th January - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Saturday 19th January - The Castle, Manchester
Monday 21st January - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tuesday 22nd January - Think Tank Underground, Newcastle
Wednesday 23rd January - Drygate (Celtic Connections), Glasgow
Friday 25th January - Pepper Canister Church (Tardiest), Dublin
Sunday 27th January - Black Box (Out To Lunch Festival), Belfast
Tuesday 29th January - Wardrobe, Bristol
Wednesday 30th January - The Islington, London
Thursday 31st January - Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
Friday 1st February - Diamond Jubilee Town Hall, Kirton-In-Lindsey
Sunday 3rd February - The Green Door, Brighton
Within the nine songs on their new album Time Enough, The Once offer some of the most vulnerable and honest material of their career. The up-tempo album opener, “I Can’t Live Without You,” reflects on women battling with self-image issues and offers wisened words to be the positive change in their own lives. The gritty guitar driven “Before The Fall” succumbs to the notion that we must accept our past and use those memories to grow. Riff rocker “Any Other Way” reflects the fact that true love accepts us at our worst but insists we do the work to be our best selves to keep it together.
The Once continue to stay true to the root strength of their harmony driven sound, while extending the borders into fresh yet familiar territory. They craft a sonically understated, but emotionally fulsome sound that accomplishes what they've always done so well: stun listeners with perfect vocal harmonies, thick enough to stand on.Building on the wave of creative energy that defined their last album, Time Enough is a striking and subtle sea change for the band.
The story of The Once is one of growth, propelled by the rare chemistry that comes from a decade of writing and touring together. Their songs have been placed in international film and television, they have YouTube videos with millions of hits, and there's a trail of trophy nominations and wins from the East Coast Music Awards, the International Folk Music Awards, the Canadian Folk Awards, and the JUNO Awards in their wake.