SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
James Yorkston, Heimathaften Neukölln, 9pm
While Scottish indie folk singer-songwriter James Yorkston isn’t necessarily a household name around the world, it hasn’t kept him from carving out a peachy little niche for himself. Hailing from Fife, Scotland, Yorkston was an early member of the Fence Collective, the name for the group of artists that were signed to King Creosote’s now-defunct Fence Records.
Since 2002, Yorkston has released eight studio albums with London-based Domino Records, the most recent of which was last year’s The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society (or TCRAWS). More so than other albums, it’s a collaborative effort, featuring tracks with KT Tunstall, the Pictish Trail, Fimber Bravo, Emma Smith, Jon Thorne, and Rob Smoughton of Hot Chip. The latter’s bandmate, Alexis Taylor, also contributed vocals in addition to producing the album.
Yorkston will be bringing his delicately-laced, spoken word-infused brand of melancholic folk to Heimathafen, as perfect a venue as there ever was for music like his. Natalye Childress
Heimathafen Neukölln, Karl-Marx-Straße 141, 12043 Berlin; 030 56 82 13 33; U: Karl-Marx-Straße; admission €15.