If you asked me who The Decemberists were two months ago, I shamefully wouldn’t have been able to tell you. But last month, I came across one of their most recent singles, ‘Make You Better’. As Justin Barney, presenter of Radio Milwaukee, spoke about his nostalgic love for this band, I was mesmerised by their sound and had to check them out. Needless to say, I was not disappointed.
The Portland-based folk rock quintet have released a brilliant six-album discography since their formation back in 2000, with infamous hits ranging from the folky violin sounds of ‘The Mariner’s Revenge Song’ to the country-esque punk beats of ‘Calamity Song’.
The band released their seventh studio album ‘What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World’ on January 20th, taking a new alternative and emotional approach to their sound. The Decemberists show at Bristol’s O2 Academy on February 16th is guaranteed to have you belting out these new songs like you’re a part of the band.
Check out their new single ‘The Wrong Year’ right here: