On Thursday 22nd March at 7.15pm Gabby Young & Other Animals play an exclusive free show at Covent Garden Apple Store. See details HERE!
With a list of accolades as long as a pair of stripey tights, Gabby Young And Other Animals, (or the “World’s Finest Purveyors of Circus Swing” – Clive Anderson, Loose Ends, R4) release their highly anticipated second album, ‘The Band Called Out For More’, on 11th June 2012.
Lead single ‘In Your Head’, also out June 11, allows fans to connect with the upbeat party tempo of the first album ‘We’re All In This Together.’
Its witty animated interactive promo video, in which you can ‘choose’ which animal to be saved from an evil ringmaster, was produced by Gabby’s friend Georgina Hurcombe (Lovelove Films).
So is it all a metaphor for music industry? ‘Perhaps,’ sighs Gabby, with a smile. Make your own mind up by checking it out here:
Written by Gabby and her partner Stephen Ellis, who also produces, the new album is a giant sonic step forward: its colourful avant-garde sound exudes the best bits of music hall, burlesque, 1920’s flapper music and torch songs.
‘My sound’s matured,’ she says. ‘I never say it’s different but I’ve honed my craft. I’m very happy and settled where I wasn’t before.’
Gabby Young’s twisting roots have carried her and that stunning voice from her native Wiltshire around the UK to land with a bang at the centre of London’s music scene. In 2008 she formed the 8-piece band that complete the magical musical fairground we know today.
Young’s avant-garde fusion of globally-influenced folk combines Balkan brass, jazz and swing to produce what has been affectionately dubbed Circus Swing by those who realised there was no existing genre to encompass Young’s sound.
First album ‘We’re all In This Together’ received positive write-ups by many of the UK’s major newspapers, including The Guardian, The Sunday Times and the London Evening Standard.
The band headlined their biggest date in the capital at KOKO last October and as a result Gabby was asked to headline and curate New Year’s Eve at the South Bank.
Festivals planned for 2012 include Secret Garden, Green Man, Standon Calling and Shambala. Plus more TBC….Watch this space.