Alasdair Roberts Trio with Alex Neilson & Stevie Jones

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Fri 24 Feb, 20:00

Door time: 7.30pm



With new album Pangs, Alasdair, Stevie and Alex have created a warm embrace of an album with quietly radical songs, rooted in the landscape of Scotland as much as in its musical history. Roberts' writing addresses a typically broad and esoteric range of themes - prayer and faith, childlessness and fatherhood, childhood and ageing and, with relentless inevitability, love. The thread of spiritual quest which has come to characterise Alasdair's work is most definitely to the fore in his most recent material.  

Alasdair is a restless artist. Pangs follows on from the critically-acclaimed release of his latest, essentially solo, self-titled Drag City LP in 2015 ('... another display of excellence from an artist in consummate control of his art.' Uncut 9/10), as well as his work with The Furrow Collective (alongside Emily Portman, Rachel Newton and Lucy Farrell), not to mention recent collaborative vinyl-only releases with James Green (Big Eyes Family Players) and Chicago-based musicians Brad Gallagher and Bill Lowman.

Support comes from Stevie Jones' acclaimed project Sound of Yell.

Ticket information

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  • 'Alasdair Roberts might be quietly escalating towards Scottish national treasure status.' (4 stars)

  • 'His twisting melodies and cryptic imagery remain a delight... by turns droll, pungent and lovely.'

    The Observer
  • 'An understated gem... kept me engaged until the final note.' (5 stars)

    The Sun

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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