THE WAY Down Wanderers will perform songs from their genre-bending new album Illusions when they play Saltaire this spring.

The roots/rock quintet, who come from Peoria in Illinois, USA, can be seen at the Live Room on April 9.

The group craft stories inspired by the heartland with a unique blend of sounds stemming from their varied musical background.

Illusions, their second album, builds on a foundation of Americana and bluegrass, featuring the band's signature multi-part harmonies injected with unexpected elements of pop, reggae, classical and jazz.

The Way Down Wanderers began when former rock drummer Austin Krause-Thompson met classically trained folk instrumentalist/vocalist Collin Krause as teenagers, recruiting jazz percussionist, classical bassist and banjo player complete the band.

The band’s self-titled 2016 debut captured attention due to its boundary-blurring style and electrifying live performances.

A spokesman said: "While their sound is a melting-pot of genres, at the core The Way Down Wanderers are storytellers. The songs on Illusions observe the cycle of life – love, loss and evolution – while looking to the future with hope."