MA POLAINE’S GREAT DECLINE are delighted to embark on a Spring tour supporting their fourth album release. The band offer a beautiful blend of folk-tinged americana with their new album Molecules, due for release on the 22nd March 2024.

The final song “Molecules” is like an umbrella for so many emotions explored throughout the album. Human connections, our necessity for it, companionship and its fragility, the injustices in the world, acknowledgment of our flaws, passion, love, and hope…

Ma Polaine’s Great Decline are an award-winning band praised by MOJO Magazine for their unique blend of pop, folk, blues, and Americana. Ma Polaine’s music resonates as both comfortably familiar and refreshingly innovative, creating a truly engaging experience. With airplay on BBC 6 and BBC Radio 2, and the support of Cerys Matthews, the band’s genre-defying charm unfolds through songs that explore the intricacies of human connections, weaving tales of light and dark with uplifting melodies and heartfelt storytelling.

Throughout their journey, they have released three albums and five EPs. “City of Love,” their album from June 2020, was a pivotal moment for them, when they received “Best band/duo” award from Fatea Magazine. The band had fantastic reviews in publications like MOJO with a 4 stars review. In 2020 they were due to perform live on BBC Radio 2 for Cerys Matthews when the world ground to a halt, faced with lockdown. In spite of this difficult time they had some wonderful moments such as BBC 6 radio play on International Women’s Day.

Live, Beth has a black humour that gives the audience the chance to laugh at themselves, our human connection, love, and the complex facets of pain, with an understanding life can go a bit wonky sometimes.The band seeks to offer a raw, authentic portrayal of real-life experiences that will resonate with audiences from all walks of life. There’s a cathartic nature to Beth’s lyrics, song writing and sound that hugs the listener and draws them in.

“ album to be cherished, replete with enchanting musical treats around every corner”. – Folk Radio UK

“Ma Polaine’s Great Decline have evolved a pop-folk-blues-americana style that is warmly familiar, yet is sufficiently unhinged to keep you guessing…” – MOJO

“Packer’s voice has a superb range, but it is her interpretative skill that entrances, with the effortless shifts that imbue her evocative lyrics with rare emotional charge” – Morning Star

“ album to be cherished, replete with enchanting musical treats around every corner”.Folk Radio UK“This is 21st-century music chock full of mystery and acute observation” – Blues Matters

Doors open 7pm. Music starts 8.30pm. The venue is mixed seated and standing. Tables are limited, and available on a first come first served basis, so if you’d like a seat, we recommend arriving early!