By Katie Haseldine
Amsterdam-based alternative band, My Baby Was Here are set to play Leeds next week, as they tour Europe performing their newest album, Prehistoric Rhythm.
Since the band formed in 2012, the Dutch-New Zealand trio have had a busy few years, along with a string of successes.
Vocalist, Cato Van Dyck, her brother Sheik on drums, and guitarist Daniel ‘daFreez’, have already bagged themselves an Edison award in the ‘alternative’ category for their second album, Shamanaid, and have been nominated twice for ‘Best Live Act’ in the NPO Radio 6 Soul and Jazz awards.
So it comes as no surprise that the group are in popular demand. Having performed at major festivals such as Noorderslag, Lowlands, and Glastonbury, and toured around Eastern Europe, New Zealand and South Africa, the band have gained a fast-growing fan base all over the world.
Their most recent album Prehistoric Rhythm is their third. It was put together with the incentive to strip the music back to produce an ancient, spiritual ambience, and My Baby have certainly succeeded in reflecting this through their latest sounds.
Their unique blend of blues, funk and jazz, with a feel-good meditative vibe, makes them stand out from any other up and coming European music act.
Not many artists can master the ability to produce tracks that listeners simply don’t want to end. Prehistoric Rhythm, however, is an album you can confidently keep on repeat.
The soulful vocals, contemporary beats and funky, hypnotic riffs, are sure to captivate any listener.
So why not go and experience the infectious groove for yourself?
My Baby play at the Wardrobe in Leeds this Monday October 2. But blink and you’ll miss them, as they’re in the city for one night only.
Tickets are £11 and are available online. ‘Prehistoric Rhythm’ was released in March 2017, and is available to download on iTunes now.