‘The Best Of Luck Club’ turned the amps up a little but lost none of the self-deprecating charm which helps make Lahey so difficult to ignore. You need look no further than album opener ‘I Don’t Get Invited To Parties Anymore’ to see how she is able to explore human frailties in such a forceful, yet poetic, manner that you can’t help but see yourself reflected in so many of the lyrics.
With a third album imminent, already released tracks like ‘The Sky Is Melting’ and ‘Good Time’ are indicative of the fact that Lahey has grown as an artist but the same old personality continues to shine through.
This week sees Lahey back on British shores and, just like the last time with Manchester Orchestra, she’s flying solo. Those 2022 dates in huge venues allowed her the freedom to explore select back catalogue cuts in a completely new way. While many solo artists might simply drop the band and hammer out the same chords on an acoustic guitar, Lahey reinvented and produced unique, yet just as stunning, interpretations of the songs we already knew and loved.
The run is brief, with just one headliner and a pair of shows supporting compatriots Vacations in Leeds and Manchester, but we recommend that you prioritise attending to get a glimpse of an artist on the verge of widescale success providing fresh takes on tracks which are anthems in any form. Leeds is now returns only, but tickets for Monday’s Manchester offering at Band On The Wall are available now.
4th – The Slaughtered Lamb, London
5th – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
8th – Band On The Wall, Manchester