THE HACKLES TUESDAY 14TH MAY 2024 Gunthorpe Village Hall 8PM


The Hackles are a shimmering old-timey indie folk trio from America’s Pacific northwest, on the banks of the Columbia River, combining sumptuous vocal harmonies, great songwriting, and beautiful instrumentation. Just the sort of band we love for one of our midweek intimate gigs.

The Hackles impressed with their debut album, but it was the follow-up,  ‘A Dobritch Did As A Dobritch Should’, that established them well beyond the shores of the USA.  The Daily Express called it “gorgeous Americana,” while RnR magazine said it was “magnificent.” Folk Radio UK praised the “intelligent, highly melodic song-writing.”

Kati Claborn and Luke Ydstie, both previously core members of the band Blind Pilot, impressed with their sumptuous vocal harmonies and writing skills, confirming them as a major force on the Americana/indie-folk circuit. The Hackles are now a trio, have a new album coming and a couple of tracks written by close friend and long-time auxiliary member Halli Anderson who now joins them on stage.

“Dobritch is a lush, melodious journey through all the good and bad in life—the things we can control and those out of our control.” – American Songwriter

“Highly refined songwriting and awe-inspiring harmonization.” – Rough Trade

“Built of wonder, reflection, strain, and curiosity, A Dobritch Did As A Dobritch Should is a mature reckoning with life’s innumerable tides. Exciting yet tranquil, expansive yet disciplined, The Hackles find their voice in a mesmerizingly rich sea of indie folk sound.” – Atwood Magazine