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Barbican announces The Milk Carton Kids for January 2024, plus supporting act for Dillon

Milk Carton Kids

The Milk Carton Kids 

The critically acclaimed folk duo, The Milk Carton Kids, known for their mesmerising harmonies and soul-stirring performances, return to the Barbican on Friday 19 January 2024 to perform their new album, I Only See the Moon. This marks their first show at the Barbican in five years, coinciding with the exact date of their previous performance in January 2019.

Comprised of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, the duo have created a signature sound that is both nostalgic and contemporary, with their songs exploring universal themes of love, loss, and longing. Their unique blend of contemporary folk has garnered widespread acclaim and earned them three GRAMMY nominations.

Their seventh studio album, I Only See the Moon, resonates with a sense of returning to their natural and comfortable musical roots, while simultaneously igniting fresh inspiration akin to their initial encounter.

As Ryan remarks, "I haven’t been as happy with the collection of songs that we’ve put on record probably since our first record, and it’s because of a lot of the lessons we’ve learned over the years, including giving yourself time and space."

The concert will showcase a fusion of two voices harmoniously entwined, accompanied by delicately flawless acoustic instrumentation.

Produced by the Barbican

On sale to Barbican Patrons and Members on Wed 31 May 2023
On general sale on Fri 2 June 2023

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+ Nalan

Brazilian-born and Berlin-based solo artist Dillon returns this June to perform her album 6abotage, following her sold-out show at LSO St Luke’s in November 2016.

6abotage is the fourth studio album from Dominique Dillon de Byington aka Dillon and is a collaboration with producer Alexis Troy. It was written, produced, and recorded in complete isolation without Dillon and Alex ever being in the same room, a process that reflects today's zeitgeist.

6abotage is love letter, cry for help and consequence all in one – it’s painful and desperate, but also soothing and devotional. Dillon said:” Together with artist and producer Alexis Troy, whose work I have admired for years, I was able to access a part of me that had yet to be artistically explored.” The singer-songwriter and pianist, who bridges pop, art song and electronica, released her debut album This Silence Kills in 2011, which was followed by 2014’s The Unknown and 2017’s Kind (German for ‘child’) – all out on German electronic music label BPitch Control.

Support comes from Nalan - Berlin-​based music artist, formerly known as slimgirl fat and part of the German rap trio Gaddafi Gals.

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