Twelfth Day are happy to be hard to define. With their two distinctly different voices, the fiddle and the pedal harp, they build layer upon layer of a complex and ever-evolving sound, rich with rhythm, harmony and texture.
Their songs confront societal conventions by exploring a wealth of urgent current issues, such as gender roles, power balance and the challenges of working in the arts as a young woman; the threat of climate change and society’s reluctance to act; and the struggles of mental health.
In their new album Face to Face (out November 2019, and their first featuring their full band) their multi-layered influences come together to create something entirely individual. There’s the radio-friendly catchiness and self-proclaimed respect for Beyoncé; there’s the swagger and surprise of jazz and funk; there’s the precision and technique of classical. The only label to truly hit the high note is ‘contemporary’: Face To Face could only be made now, and only by Twelfth Day.
“a boldly brilliant record, suffused with dark humour and wildly inventive musicianship” ★★★★★ fRoots
"genre-blending style that is both edgy and inventive. . . A bold, intriguing set." ★★★★ The Guardian