The Black Atlantic is the acoustic chamber pop band formed around songwriter and former Shai Hulud frontman, Geert van der Velde from Groningen, the Netherlands.
Having had their debut album, "Reverence for Fallen Trees” downloaded for free over 100,000 times, via various torrent websites, the band’s own website and it’s label Beep! Beep! Back up the Truck, much is expected from the bands visit to The Public.
Their music can be described as an ambient mix of acoustic instruments; repetitive piano, softstrummed guitars and minimal percussion, relying heavily on vocal harmonies.
Rhythmically the band’s approach is minimalist and percussive rather than expansive; the band tours with only a snare drum, floor tom and ride cymbal.
For fans of: Bon Iver, Sigur Rós and Fleet Foxes
Support comes from The Young Runaways and IONS
Buy tickets online or call 0121 533 7161