Dutch indie popster Annelotte de Graaf, also known as Amber Arcades, brings her live show to Sheffield for the second time.
Soaring, emotional, and ambitious, the songs of Amber Arcades constitute a beautiful, inviting blend of folk-tinged dream-pop.
de Graaf is now confidently buoyed by the success of her debut album, Fading Lines, which received a 10/10 score from Drowned in Sound and a 8/10 from Uncut. Spending her life savings on a flight to New York so that she could record her album there, it seems the investment paid off.
Produced by Ben Greenberg (The Men, Beach Fossils, Destruction Unit), de Graad says of the album: “In New York everything came together beautifully – the whole team, the producer and the band. It was a magical time – writing an album had been an abstract thing in my mind and recording it in New York had been a wild, surreal plan. It never really occurred to me that it would happen until I sat on the plane.”
The Amber Arcades live band last played in Sheffield in October last year, where picks from her album were warmly received in Bungalows and Bears.
This time, she plays the Harley on 19/1. Tickets available here.
Photo by Nick Helderman