Belfast, County Antrim
ARBORIST released their debut album Home Burial in November 2016 to critical acclaim. UNCUT 8/10 “A staggering debut of depth and substance", ★★★★ The Guardian "A Man of My Age feels like an instant classic" and ★★★★ Mojo "A deliciously self-assured collection."
Mark McCambridge played his first show as ARBORIST in 2014 supporting James Yorkston. A solo tour of Ireland followed before impressive performances led to notable support slots alongside Low, Cat Power, Echo and The Bunnymen and Guy Garvey.
Since the release of their debut single "Twisted Arrow" in 2015, Arborist have become somewhat cult properties, thanks in no small part to KIM DEAL (Pixies, The Breeders) contributing delicate harmonies to the song. A nonchalant and thoughtful piece of Americana, conceived in Belfast, it premiered on Stereogum and The Line of Best Fit with extensive play on BBC 6 Music. It was also featured in The Guardian Guide’s tracks of the week.
With plans for their follow-up album in 2017, the future looks extremely bright for the Belfast outfit.
"A staggering debut of depth and substance" - UNCUT
"A Man of My Age feels like an instant classic" - The Guardian
"A deliciously self-assured collection" - Mojo
"A poignant, beautiful record" - Lauren Laverne, BBC6Music
"Magnificent debut" - Hotpress
"A most impressive debut" - Americana UK
“Reminiscent of solo Robert Forster & early Lambchop.” – Pete Paphides, Soho Radio