Experimental folk artist Joshua Burnside is something of an anomaly. With a brooding, powerful sound echoing artists of places afar and time long gone, his enthralling craft strives towards an aesthetic as much as visual as it is sonic.
Balanced with a diverse palette of sounds, Burnside deftly blends alt-folk and elements of the Irish folk song tradition with South American rhythms and Eastern European influences, whilst introducing synthetic and found-sounds, synths loops and crunching beats to create a stormy world that shifts and swirls perspective like a lingering lucid dream.
Burnside catalogued the economics of the apocalypse on his critically acclaimed second album ‘Into The Depths Of Hell’ in 2020 before a headline tour of sold-out dates across Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Galway, London, Glasgow and Newcastle. Now, the songwriter is set to take his biggest stage yet at the iconic Ulster Hall, following in the footsteps of the legendary Irish artists that have come before him.
Joshua Burnside will perform at the Ulster Hall, Belfast on Friday 23rd December 2022.