Good Habits ‘Quarter Life’ Album Release Tour
Thursday 16th May 2024
£10 Advance; £12 Door
“Good Habits wrap darkly witty lyrics in a delightfully old-world package that crashes together the timeless sounds of cellos and accordions with knowing and warm vocals that make you want to wrap this duo band around you like an old blanket.” Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls)
Good Habits are a UK folk duo forged on the other side of the globe.
Composed of Bonnie Schwarz (cello + vocals) and Pete Shaw (accordion), the pair mix vivid storytelling with eclectic sounds, drawing on their diverse musical tastes and weaving it into a fun, action-packed narrative of folky goodness.
The duo began musical life in Manchester before embarking on a big adventure in January 2020 – a once-in-a-lifetime tour to New Zealand. A three-month tour was prolonged by the pandemic, and the pair ended up happily stranded ‘down under’ for almost two years. This autumn, they return to the UK to spread their joyous musical message as they tour their second album Antipody.
Described as “engagingly clear across a rich variety of styles” (Songlines Magazine) Good Habits has performed alongside some of New Zealand’s top acts, including Nadia Reid, Ria Hall, and Lost Tribe Aotearoa, winning the Purbeck Folk Rising Award 2020. Debut album Going For Broke received glowing press in Songlines and the New Zealand Herald, and their hectic tour schedule has included performances at New Zealand’s largest festivals, including CubaDupa, TSB Festival of Lights, Resolution and countless other independent venues. Upon returning to the UK in October 2021, they will appear at Manchester Folk Festival, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival and many more.