Friday 29 November, 7.30pm (doors)

Firefly Burning and Victoria Hume

Drawing on contemporary folk, minimalism and avant-pop, Firefly Burning’s intricate rhythms and soaring melodies evoke Steve Reich, Kate Bush and The Beach Boys.

The performance features songs from their electrifying new album, Breathe Shallow, a full-hearted expression of minimalist art-folk mapping the terrain of what it is to love and lose.


Written and recorded amid the reed beds of Suffolk, Breathe Shallow marks the band's return to the studio after their acclaimed album Skeleton Hill. Together with legendary producer Tim Friese-Greene (Talk Talk) and engineer Joe Peet, the album distills the crisp intricacy and energy of their exhilarating live performance.

Also performing is singer and songwriter Victoria Hume.

Victoria Hume self-released her debut album Limbs & Digits in 2009 and its follow-up Landing in 2012. The latter was championed by Lauren Laverne, who also picked her first EP with Lost Map records, Closing, as one of her Best of 2016. Victoria also writes about health and medicine, including long pieces of music based on interviews and workshops with people with experience of hospital-induced delirium (Delirium parts I and II), voice-hearing (The Isle is full of Noises) and chronic respiratory disorders (Singing Hospital). These pieces have been performed at clinical conferences and music festivals in the UK and South Africa. She is releasing new music through Lost Map as a series of postcards in 2019.

The Albany is supported by PRS for Music Foundation. 




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Top image: Fred MacGregor

  • RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 40
  • TICKETS: £10
  • PROMOTIONS 3 for 2 across the season. The 3 for 2 offer applies when you book at least one ticket for three separate shows or more.