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Sometimes bands and their self-proclaimed styles can come across as hyperbolic, yet indie folksters The People Versus truly live up to their mantle of ‘haunting folk fairytales powered by sheer pop euphoria’.

Enthralling and beguiling, when I first heard the voice of lead Alice Edwards I jumped out of Instagram mid-scroll and downloaded the band’s entire back catalogue.

Listening to 2021’s album Live At St Pancras Old Church felt like opening a haunted storybook. As their audacity and talent fused with palpable energy from the crowd, harmonies danced around Shakespeare and Greek mythology, lesbians and coastal erosion combined in unexpected ways, and the song Witch sneaked through the back window to live happily rent-free in my brain for weeks.

2022 has seen The People Versus getting busy filling tents, playing intimate gigs with Sofar Sounds, popping up at a slew of festivals, getting spotted by the ever-reliable BBC Introducing and making a name for themselves as one to watch on the folk scene. Landing at Bobik’s on Wednesday 19th October as part of a sixteen-date tour, we lucky folk in the North East now have the chance to experience their dreamy and beguiling tales of longing, love and loss. And sea monsters. Did I mention there are sea monsters too?

The People Versus perform at Bobik’s, Newcastle on Wednesday 19th October.


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