BRIT award-winning singer-songwriter Beth Orton will perform live at Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) just weeks after releasing a new collaboration with The Chemical Brothers.

It has been four years since Beth performed on the PAC stage but on Friday, July 20 she returns with a full band show and new music. However, the use of the word ‘new’ is a little inaccurate when it comes to her latest collaboration with The Chemical Brothers, a cover version of Tim Buckley’s ‘I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain’, which can trace its roots back to the late ‘90s.

Beth said: “During the process of making my last record ‘Kidsticks’, I felt a liberation around how I made music and how I looked at the music of my past.

“With that same spirit of adventure, I am taking a last look over my shoulder at what got lost along the way. She added: “I recorded a cover of Tim Buckley’s “I Never Asked to be Your Mountain” with the Chemical Brothers.

“Sometime in 1998 possibly. I imagine the track got put to one side, slotted into that book that I told myself I’d read someday and never did and the track got forgotten.”

But the track was found by chance, during a house move last year and has now been released as a homage to the memory and brilliance of Buckley.”

Beth is at PAC on Friday 20 July, 8pm. Tickets are available from the Box Office or online at