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Weather’s Original

The Weather Station – fronted by Tamara Linderman – are one of the most enigmatic bands to emerge from Toronto’s vibrant folk scene. They’re coming to Gosforth Civic Theatre in early September.

The Weather Station’s stunning fifth album ‘Ignorance’ was released last year to near universal rapturous reviews (“Tamara Linderman’s songwriting has reached stunning new heights” – Pitchfork). This year’s ‘How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars’, meanwhile, comes at listeners from a different, quieter, angle, but is equally as enthralling. It was recorded over a few days and performed by Linderman almost entirely at the piano – with texture provided by shimmers of lap steel, clarinet, sax and electric organ. She poses questions and ruminates on the state of the world in devastatingly sensitive shafts of light and shade. ‘I swear to god, this world will break my heart,’ she sings at one point and you’re right there with her – hanging on every word. Linderman is one of the most captivating performers you’ll find anywhere and she’s sure to have the audience in the palm of her hand when she visits us this September. DP

The Weather Station, Thursday 1 September, Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle, 7.30pm, £14. 


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