The celebrated tUnE-yArDs bring their live experience to Royal Festival Hall on the back of their latest album ‘Nikki Nack’.
Merrill Garbus has performed as tUnE-yArDs since 2009, and that band name has always been synonymous with forward movement – whether because of her explosive performance style or the always-surprising way in which her songs unfold.
After the success of the 2011 album W H O K I L L – it made the number one spot on the Village Voice’s 2011 Pazz and Jop poll – Nikki Nack, released in May, is brilliantly playful. It more than matches its jump-rope-chant title, with some tracks produced by Malay (Frank Ocean, Alicia Keys, Big Boi) and John Hill (Rihanna, Shakira, M.I.A.).
The tUnE-yArDs live experience is showcasing a new set-up. One that reflects their new album’s move away from sax and more towards drums, heavy bass and synth.
‘Nikki Nack distills and intensifies what makes tUnE-yArDs so unique and fearless.’ (Billboard)