Preview: Mitski at The Haunt, Brighton

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Following the release of Puberty 2, (one of 2016’s biggest critical hits, and her fourth record), Japanese-American artist Mitski is visiting a handful of locations in the UK on her worldwide tour, including this spring with a stop in Brighton.

It’s the first of six UK dates for Mitski, and the only ones planned on a tour that so far stretches out to the end of July. Playing several US venues at both ends, and stopping in multiple European countries, you’d be sorely mistaken to miss one of the rising stars of Indie Rock when she arrives on our shores.

The Haunt itself, is a multi-purpose venue that has played host to many indie acts like Peace, Palma Violets, Wild Beasts, Foster The People, and even club nights, including the famous Itchy Feet. A converted cinema, it’s hard to imagine a more fitting venue for Mitski to showcase tracks from her latest album Puberty 2, an astonishingly musically diverse record which blends the artist’s forthright lyrics with creative production for an overall cinematic grandiosity and compelling storytelling.

Tipped as one of 50 acts to watch out for in 2017 by The Guardian, now is certainly the time to get on board the fanbase. She’s unlike almost anyone else in her genre, capable of creating punch-the-air anthems like ‘Your Best American Girl’ to rival the best American Indie Rock bands of the moment, and making unnervingly poignant tunes like ‘Happy’ and ‘Crack Baby’.

Tickets for Mitksy’s tour are available here

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