22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Gymnast

“Under the influence of Wild Beasts and following hot-on-the-heels of new Secretly Canadian signing Woman’s Hour come Gymnast with their own brand of refined and sultry modernism.” (DIY) 

 “the local duo are a revelation, bringing the advanced artpop of debut album Wild Fleet to invigorating life. Gymnast are special indeed.” (The Skinny)

Gymnast is the Manchester and Rotterdam based project of songwriting and production duo Cathy Wilcock and Chris Lyon. A live setup of synths, electronics, and dual vocals offers up “clever pop” (Dots and Dashes) in the form of “hypnotic beats and euphoric atmospheric soundscapes” (Acid Stag) – lyrics to make you think and beats to move your feet. Having cut their teeth supporting similar sounding artists such as Salt Cathedral, Phox, Dan Croll, and Woman’s Hour, the dance-heavy influence of their current base Rotterdam has begun to creep into new work. For that, see their upcoming EP ‘Cusp’, set for release later this summer.