Hhymn line up city gig

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FOLK favourites Hhymn will bring their sound to Sunderland.

The Nottingam-based outfit will play Old Friends/Bookends – a monthly folk night held in The Little Room at Independent on Holmeside – on April 15.

Hhymn began as Ed Bannard and Simon Ritchie in early 2008 who went on to create debut album In The Depths, which is released in the UK in May.

Their sound, which has been compared to indie folk heroes like America’s Bon Iver and Beirut, has led to Hhymn being hailed as “ones to watch” by the likes of BBC6’s star-maker Tom Robinson.

As is typical of Old Friends/Bookends line-ups, support on the night comes from local singer-songwriters.

This time it’s Dan McClew of The Mosaics and Amy Holford, both of whom have been hand-picked by Old Friends/Bookends organisers who are established folk musicians and enthusiasts themselves.

Co-organiser of the thriving monthly showcase, Ben Wall, said: “We strive to provide an intimate and friendly setting where the best of UK and international folk music can be absorbed by Sunderland’s music-lovers.”

Doors open at 8PM. Tickets are £4 on the door.