Mittwoch 27.05.2015, 20:30

Where: Basel
Genre: Singer Songwriter

“Artist to Watch” meint ROLLING STONE, auch MOJO und THE SCOTSMAN loben, was das Zeug hält und selbst Jarvis Cocker kommt aus dem Schwärmen nicht mehr raus, wenn es um Dan Willson oder eben Withered Hand geht.

One of Scotland’s most gifted songwriters, the Edinburgh-based folk-rock troubadour Dan Willson (who records as Withered Hand), has released his stunning second album New Gods.

“The UK’s best lyricist” – King Creosote, THE INDEPENDENT

“Killer melodies, wobbly folk grooves, tunes full of warm, woozy sing-song charm” – ROLLING STONE

“Gorgeous – a must for modern folk lovers” – THE SCOTSMAN


Es ist also kein Wunder, dass Dan Willson (Withered Hand) bereits mit Künstlern wie Jeffrey Lewis, King Creosote, Herman Dune, Calvin Johnson, Little Wings and Malcolm Middleton auf einer Bühne stand und auch in Austin beim SXSW vor ausverkauftem Haus spielte.

Etwa fünf Jahre nach seinem Debüt “Good News” veröffentlicht Dan Willson unter seinem Künstlernamen Withered Hand heute endlich sein zweites Album, das in Anspielung auf das Debüt den schönen Titel “New Gods” trägt.

Active in the world of visual art and dabbling in music for many years, Withered Hand’s Dan Willson came late to singing and songwriting at age 30, in a period of reflection between the death of a close friend and the birth of his first child. The resultant material has been praised for its depth and startling honesty.

Withered Hand has been embraced by Fife-based musical powerhouse the Fence Collective (whose sovereign King Creosote guests on the new album), seen his songs picked up on MTV and cult series Skins, and gained a legion of fans including Jarvis Cocker and Rolling Stone Magazine.

A prolific live performer, recent Withered Hand shows have included collaborations with Pam Berry of seminal 90′s US noise- pop band Black Tambourine and a rotating cast of musical friends embellishing Dan’s exuberant and original songwriting alongside fragile and uplifting solo performances.

The long-awaited second album (produced by Tony Doogan — Mountain Goats/Belle & Sebastian/Pastels) features guest appearances from the likes of Pam Berry, Eugene Kelly of The Vaselines and members of Belle & Sebastian and Frightened Rabbit.

“Endlessly loveable stuff” – NME
“Top 100 Rough Trade Albums of 2014″


Sharing the evening with Withered Hand is Calgary’s Woodpigeon – “The new folk wonder from Canada.” (Die Zeit)

“This is Arcade Fire with ration books and gas masks, or Elliott Smith fronting Sparklehorse… it’s stunning, subtle and romantic.” – NME

“Hamilton’s delightfully dour and lovelorn lyrics and sprightly, sweetly mellow music, makes the morse seem wholly palatable … accomplished, quietly intelligent, playful and really rather enchanting.” – BBC

Hören & sehen:

Withered Hand: New Gods album trailer

Withered Hands sings Horseshoe

Withered Hand website

Withered Hand interview

Woodpigeon Now You Like Me How

Woodpigeon Website


Eintritt: 25.-/20.- (ermässigt)
Kombi-Ticket: 65.- (3-Gang-Menü + Konzert-Eintritt)