Live at the Waiting Room on Thursday 10th September
Piney Gir + Darling BOY + Polly Garter (Free Gig!)
This is very last minute, but we couldn’t resist helping out a damsel (and her band) in distress!
If you were planning on seeing our friend Piney Gir and her band in Middlesbrough this week, and disappointed that the show couldn’t go ahead in the end, then don’t despair… rather than twiddle her thumbs and stare idly out of her hotel room window, Piney has kindly agreed to bring her band to play a relaxed, intimate set at the Waiting Room on Thursday night! They’re a big band, so it might be a little bit stripped-back, but we’ll see what we can do.
What we can guarantee is it’ll be totally ace! Piney Gir hails from the American Midwest, home of wide open plains with sunflowers that grow as far as the Earth curves. The ‘you’re not in Kansas anymore’ jokes never wear thin, because Piney embraces her heritage, bringing it with her to the UK, where she’s lived for over a decade now (but yes, she does have a sparkly red shoe collection… and yes, she wears a lot of gingham!)
The Piney Sound? Perfectly-formed indie pop with tuneful riffs, and her lovely voice unifying it all. With that lyrical rhyme/reason that you can’t quite put your finger on; it’s pleasing, charming and poetic.
And her new album, Mr Hyde’s Wild Ride, is a belter! Piney’s easy way with melody belies an album of new and different shades to her previous albums. Change is in the air, and the characters that populate these songs seem ready to tell it like it is, like Dorothy Parker’s snappy comebacks, as surprising to them as it is to us. Being Piney Gir, though, she can’t resist the perkiness of a finely honed, heavenly tune. First single, Keep It Together, deftly channels 60s beat pop and Stereolab all at the same time, a lover’s lament laced with urgency and optimism, piped in directly from her
As this is SUCH short notice, we’re doing it as a complete freebie (although we might pass the hat around at the end), so feel free to come and join us in the backroom for some fizzy pop fun. We’ll open at the doors at 6.30pm, and be onstage after 8pm. We’ve also got exclusive little sets from two of Piney’s esteemed band members, Darling BOY and Polly Garter, so it’s all turned out nice in the end...
Have a listen: