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Upcoming shows: Gabriel Minnikin & Cassie Josephine... Robert Forster... FOXTROTT, Wake Island & L.A. Foster... Aidan Knight... MiNNETONKA... Laura J Martin... Daddy Long Legs... Weird Dreams... Matmos... Olga Bell... Merz + Julian Sartorius... Darren Hayman’s Thankful Villages... Alexis Taylor... Mull Historical Society... Howe Gelb... Honeyfeet... Withered Hand... Cristobal and the Sea... Little Scream... Michele Stodart... Irma Vep... Miracle Legion... Kevin Morby... Kiran Leonard... Karl Blau... Hey! Manchester at Festival No.6... Danny & The Champions Of The World... Eleanor Friedberger... John Murry... Meilyr Jones... Skinny Lister... Jenny Hval... Haley Bonar... The Lovely Eggs... Will Varley...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 26 May 2016
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

We’re excited to be welcoming Gabriel Minnikin back to Manchester – this time with Cassie Josephine, plus support from Jo Rose!

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Gabriel Minnikin and Cassie Josephine found each other on the Music Nova Scotia stage when on the same bill. Gabriel had eyes for Cassie and ears too. A musical romance budded into a collaboration of country and indie folk where stories, harmonies, and flirting guitars abound.

Before that fateful night, Gabriel was a founding member of acclaimed country outfit The Guthries and then a world travelling solo artist touring with the likes of First Aid Kit, Justin Townes Earle, The Handsome Family, Caitlin Rose, and his marvellous talent of a sister, Ruth Minnikin. Gabriel recorded his last solo album, Parakeets with Parasols, in Manchester, UK in 2012 and soon headed back to East Coast Canada where he met Cassie just releasing her first EP, Cutlery ’N’ Cryin. These two songwriters share the stage and their sound, but, as in any healthy relationship, they keep their independence; they are each other’s band but they sing and write their own songs, often opening for the other within their single set.

With thoughtful, poetic lyrics, alluring harmonies and melodies that both haunt and toe tap, Gabriel Minnikin and Cassie Josephine have a grand time makin’ music together and sharing it with friends, family, and music lovers alike. G+C are currently writing and recording their first album together in Halifax, NS – a vinyl split that makes them both giddy to think about, and bringing their tunes to venues across the East Coast.

Opening the show is Jo Rose, who has been touring with his first set release, Spurs, for the past year. The songs from this record, bearing the influence of acts such as Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, Songs: Ohia and Smog have been played extensively around Europe at shows supporting Thea Gilmore and First Aid Kit.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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When: 7pm on Tuesday 31 May 2016
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

PLEASE NOTE: This show has sold out! For information about future Robert Forster shows in Manchester, join the mailing list above or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Please also be aware that there is no support act for this show and that Robert Forster and his band will begin their set at 8.15pm.

We’re delighted to be promoting Robert Forster’s first Manchester show in eight years – with his band!

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Seven years.

Seven years since Robert Forster‘s last album The Evangelist (2008). Seven years since one of Australia’s most respected singer-songwriters released what was widely regarded as his best solo album, and one that more than lived up to the many high points of his legendary band The Go-Betweens. Seven years for fans and critics alike to ask, what the hell was he doing?

Quite a lot, as it turns out. Record producer for acclaimed albums by Brisbane bands The John Steel Singers and Halfway. An extended stint as a music critic for the Australian periodical The Monthly that was so well received, a collection of his writings was published as ‘The Ten Rules Of Rock And Roll’ in 2009 – and was reissued, revised and updated in 2011. Curator and compiler of G Stands For Go-Betweens. Volume 1 – the first of three lavish boxset compilations charting the career of an Australian music icon, of which he was founding member, singer and songwriter.

Still… seven years. Long time, musically speaking. Time for writing songs, time for gathering musicians, time spent preparing for what was to be the next chapter of his musical life – a refreshed creative direction that took shape as the new album Songs To Play. Ten very different Robert Forster songs recorded on a mountain top half an hour from his Brisbane home, in an analogue studio, with a troop of young musicians: talented multi-intrumentalists Scott Bromley and Luke McDonald (from The John Steel Singers), Matt Piele (drummer from his touring band), and violinist and singer Karin Baumler.

‘I had originally envisaged the gap between my last album and my new one as five years,’ Robert says. ‘I wanted time to pass, for there to be a cut-off. I knew what happened next would be the start of something new.’

‘Five years became seven.’

The resulting album is really nothing like he’s ever done before, although it retains many of the qualities we know from his songwriting: highly melodic, with incisive, witty lyrics attuned to real people and real lives. The surprise will be the spirit of the record, its sense of adventure and fun – especially after the meditative reflections of The Evangelist (recorded a year after the death of The Go-Betweens co-founder Grant McLennan).

Seven years has brought a bolder, wilder approach to sound … and a set of truly inspiring compositions. Pop songs. Five minute epics. A bossa nova tune. Singer-songwriter classics. Add the more experimental and detailed production assistance of Bromley and McDonald and no wonder – from the album’s opening lines on the super-charged Learn To Burn – Forster is bursting to get out and tell his story.

Time’s a sequence and you wait for changes. Problem is you know I’ve got no patience. I’ve got no desire to be the fourth person in line.

Seven years in the making. And worth every minute.

‘Songs To Play is his strongest work for decades’ – 9/10, Uncut

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When: 7pm on Tuesday 31 May 2016
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

We’re delighted to be working with Pop Montreal to present FOXTROTT, Wake Island and L.A. Foster!

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Come party with some of Quebec’s most exciting rising acts as Canada’s premiere music festival POP Montreal is taking bands on tour for its first ever POP Off Europe!

This tour is headlined in Manchester by FOXTROTT. Marie-Hélène Delorme is a self-taught singer, songwriter, producer and beat-maker from French-speaking Montreal. She started out releasing remixes and supplying beats for other local talents, before breaking cover as FOXTROTT with her 2012 debut, Shields, an emotionally arresting three-track EP. Her debut album, A Taller Us, was recently released to critical acclaim.

Support comes from Wake Island. Wake Island are an electronic duo formed by Lebanese musicians Philippe Manasseh and Nadim Maghzal, based in Montreal and New York City. The band fearlessly blends electronic dance music with indie rock songwriting to create a positive, uplifting experience. Their new album OUT, released 30 April via Oh Hi (an artist collective they formed), was mostly self-recorded in isolated cabins across the Quebec Eastern Townships and mixed at Montreal’s Breakglass Studios with Jace Lasek (Suuns, Wolf Parade, The Besnard Lakes).

Completing this triple-bill is L.A. Foster. Edmonton-born singer-songwriter L.A. FOSTER has spent much of the past ten years dividing her time between Montreal and Buenos Aires as a performer, DJ and radio host. She also served time as a member of Montreal’s Karneef, and was also the second vocalist in Mozart’s Sister. However, 2015 was the first time that Foster released music under her own name. The EP, Saudade, blends influences from her travels with elements of cumbia and reggaeton, brushing up against early 90s soul and house. The EP also saw Foster collaborate with Stephen Ramsay of Young Galaxy, who handled production duties.

This show is presented in collaboration with Pop Montreal.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar, Common (both no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 1 June 2016
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

Please note: This show was originally due to take place on 4 March but has been postponed to 1 June. Original tickets remain valid, and all other details are the same.

We’re delighted to be working with Full Time Hobby’s Aidan Knight for the first time!

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Canadian troubadour Aidan Knight has announced the release of his UK debut Each Other, which will be available 22 January 2016 via Full Time Hobby – and he has unveiled a majestic new track from the album, entitled The Arp.

Each Other was recorded at the Bathouse Studio, just outside of Kingston, Canada, and home to Millhaven Maximum Security Prison. Aidan’s band sequestered themselves in the studio for over two weeks with producer Marcus Paquin (The National, Local Natives, Stars). The band and Paquin were meticulous with each song, piecing together the raw energy of the live show along with the layered textures that could only be captured in the studio. An exhaustive process to say the least which Knight reflects on in saying, ‘Marcus, guided an unruly collection of ideas and a sometimes impulsive person (me) with remarkable patience (Marcus is also a new father).’ Each Other was mixed over a very cold winter by Mathieu Parisian, known for his work with Patrick Watson and Karkwa, and a man familiar with intricately elaborate recordings.

It’s hard to pin down the specific sounds that influence Aidan as Each Other possesses its own unique mood and atmosphere. Challenging yet comforting, a poignant album for our time, steeped in melancholy but with a brittle optimism and ultimately a joyful auditory experience for any true music fan.

Tour support comes from New York-based violinist and composer Hannah Epperson. Armed with her violin, loop pedal and voice, sonic weaver Hannah Epperson arranges beautiful musical landscapes without indulgence or over-saturation. As a stirring solo performer and talented collaborative artist, she has joined forces with a versatile cast of collaborators across a spectrum of genres, including poet Shane Koyczan, Julianna Barwick, Porcelain Raft, We Are The City and numerous others. More recently, these creative explorations have included composing and performing for interdisciplinary film and dance companies across the country and in New York, where she now resides.

Local support comes from David O’Dowda. Formally the front man for alt-folk band Table, and keyboard player with indie band Sizer Barker, O’Dowda now spends much of his time composing music to picture. This year he has just completed composing his first feature film starring Clarke Peters (The Wire). His songs are regularly used on TV promos worldwide – the most notable this year being trailers for Homelands and The Affair. His second EP as a solo artist was written and recorded in a week, and was released late August 2015.

Please note: This show was originally due to take place on 4 March but has been postponed to 1 June. Original tickets remain valid, and all other details are the same.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Gullivers’ bar, Common (both no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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When: 7.30pm on Thursday 2 June 2016
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

We’re delighted to be working with MiNNETONKA for the first time!

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Born out of a love of Twin Peaks, landscapes, and photography, MiNNETONKA’s music combines Badalamenti-warm synths with spectral beats.

Guitars echo seemingly endlessly away, whilst MiNNETONKA’s quiet, almost whispered vocals draw you ever closer. Rising from intimate beginnings to a stuttering peak, then fading away, its disappearing refrain will leave you yearning for more.

Produced and co-written by Bill Ryder-Jones, and with an album to follow next year, Birds Of Prey is a bewitching indication of things to come and a perfect introduction to the world of MiNNETONKA.

Support comes from Benedict Benjamin. Benedict Benjamin is Ben Rubinstein, formerly of The Mariner’s Children and Peggy Sue (Wichita). His debut album Night Songs is a collection of timeless compositions recorded in a series of churches, bedrooms and kitchens across London and Kent with producer Dan Blackett (Landshapes, Bella Union).

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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When: 7.30pm on Friday 3 June 2016
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

We’re delighted to be welcoming back Laura J Martin!

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Following the release of her acclaimed sophomore album Dazzle Days, Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Laura J Martin is back with new album On The Never Never, released in March on Shape Records via Kartel Music Group.

On The Never Never tells of the disconnect Martin felt when returning home to Liverpool to find that all individuality had been erased and replaced by gleaming empty flats. With former thriving communities dissolved, Paul Kingsnorth’s 2009 study of a nation losing its identity, Real England, loomed large in her mind when writing the album: ‘Everywhere is becoming the same as everywhere else.’

What better antidote to the homogenisation of culture, communities and individuality than ripping up your own rule book and ‘veering from the norm to truly experience life’? A different approach was needed so she flew to the USA to make the album. ‘It was written on the piano with the intention of getting other players involved as I wanted to make this record differently than I had before,’ Laura says.

A chance conversation with Lambchop’s Matt Swanson and Tony Crow proved fruitful and they planted the seeds of an idea in Martin’s head that recording in Nashville and working with Mark Nevers was a real possibility. Swanson and Crow join the all-star band for On The Never Never, alongside Silver Jews’ Brian Kotzur on drums and The Jesus Lizard’s Duane Denison – reviving Fame-era Jimmy Johnson – on electric guitar.

Of recording in Nashville, Martin says: ‘It was a chance to totally surrender to new surroundings, step into the unfamiliar and see where it would go. I like that Mark can do the traditional Nashville “system” style recordings but has a background in punk rock and making things work no matter the budget or situation. His records always sound great – fat, round and never trad. He also makes the best sandwiches.’

Shot through with wit and humour alongside the sociopolitical themes – one of the characters talks of bleaching toilets and taking trips to Lanzarote – On The Never Never skips through waltz timings, bears influences from Scott Walker to the Compass Point Allstars and picks up a guest vocal from Benjamin Zephaniah along the way. With On The Never Never, Martin has produced a hopeful record, full of joy, beauty and tongue in cheek looks at those in charge.

‘A musician of startling originality… Musically she comes from the school whose alumni include Tom Waits, Kate Bush and Joanna Newsom’ – The Sunday Times

‘An extraordinary and eclectic mix of flute, loops, mandolin and xylophone’ – Uncut

Support comes from Oh Man, The Mountain. Drawing influence from roots folk and blues, southern gothic Americana, 90s indie rock and the disassociation from it all that living in the rainy city tends to bring – Oh Man, The Mountain is an honest attempt to express the confusion of living and loving in a broken world.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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When: 7.30pm on Sunday 5 June 2016
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

We’re delighted to be welcoming back Daddy Long Legs!

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Daddy Long Legs, New York City’s most blueswailing trio, have been spreading their gospel throughout the globe since the release of their debut album Evil Eye On You (Norton Records, 2012).

Now the boys return with their second full length offering, Blood From A Stone – 13 stunning new studio tracks produced by Matt Verta-Ray (Heavy Trash), which sees the band maintain the wild, raw energy of their first record, but reveal a growth in both songwriting and production. The end result is the original, unbeatable, revival-tent mayhem that alternately sweats, bleeds, shouts and stomps real-deal roots and blues. Hear the thump and bash of drummer/percussionist Josh Styles, searing slide and rhythm from multi-talented guitarist Murat Akturk, and the signature howling harmonica of Daddy Long Legs himself.

The band has performed onstage with The Sonics, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Alabama Shakes, The Jim Jones Revue, and backed Chicago legend T. Valentine on his album The Vampire. A recent tour of Spain heralded them winners of Best Live Performance of the Year – a true honour! For fans of Howlin’ Wolf, Captain Beefheart, Little Walter and Dr. Feelgood.

Main support comes from Bobbie Peru. Bobbie Peru are an eclectic rock band formed by Robert Genovese in Manchester in January 2006. Bert is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who is originally from Waterbury, Connecticut, USA who was signed by Manchester label Storm. The band’s music is heavily influenced by indie, garage and post-punk movements. Their sound is an unpredictable mix of stabbing/distorted guitars, social commentary and an abrasive rhythm section.

Opening this triple-bill are Bones Shake, a scuzzed, fuzzed blues three-piece from Manchester. They play everything into the red; violent bottle neck blues riffs, drums kicked, pounded and twatted, and squeals of reverb drenched vocals all combine to help save your soul.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re delighted to working with Tough Love’s Weird Dreams for the first time!

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Weird Dreams is the nom de plume of the now Paris-based multi-instrumentalist, Doran Edwards. New record Luxury Alone represents a transformation from the 2012 debut album Choreography’s guitar and harmony driven powerpop, to a more introspective synth and fantasy focused sound.

Luxury Alone was inspired at different points by the work of Daido Moriyama, Robert Ashley, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Eliane Radigue and Broadcast. An abstraction of personal, private emotion and a projection of a fantasy image, the album was written, recorded and mixed in a four-year period of uncertain times that documents loss, derealisation and the constructing of a new identity.

Edwards was joined by Dave Wade Brown and Michael Bateson-hill in the studio, and plays live as a five piece with Bateson-Hill (keys), Samuel Mason (guitar, backing vocals), Matt Turner (bass) and Cedric Monzali (drums).

‘The Ladder is a track to get lost in; it’s spacious, contemplative character swells in and out of consciousness to create a beautiful, carefully crafted piece’ – The Line of Best Fit

‘Heaven’s Hounds is a dreamy synthpop song that takes you on a fantastical journey’ – Stereogum

Support comes from San Eco. Throughout 2012, through a wall separating two studios in Manchester, two men were eavesdropping in on the completion of each other’s projects: Six Degrees by Morris Cowan (Wigflex) and The Manchester Underground EP by Tom Edney & the People Pleasers. Although differing vastly in style, their ears were drawn to the colour and melodies of the music they were creating respectively; Cowan’s bouncy and vibrant electronic post-rock techno, and Edney’s bombastic and emotive indie-pop songwriting. This curiosity led to conversations that would expose myriad shared influences, and form an agreement to try out some ideas together. Three years on, Morris Cowan and Tom Edney are set to release San Eco, their debut album in summer 2016. It’s a ten track odyssey that seamlessly blends Edney’s catchy pop-hooks with Cowan’s ethereal soundscape production; material with medicinal qualities, and the ability to make you dance; like a brisk walk down a Cornish coastline, soundtracked by Panda Bear and Caribou.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar, Common (both no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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When: 7pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

We’re delighted to be working with Matmos for the first time!

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Ultimate Care II is the new album from renowned conceptual electronics duo Matmos (Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt). Recorded in the basement studio of their home in Baltimore, the album is constructed entirely out of the sounds generated by a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II model washing machine. Like its namesake, the album runs across its variations as a single, continuous 38-minute experience that starts with the grinding turn of the wash size selection wheel, and ends with the alert noise that signals that the wash is done.

Between these audio-verité book-ends, we experience an exploded view of the machine, hearing it in normal operation, but also as an object being rubbed and stroked and drummed upon and prodded and sampled and sequenced and processed by the duo, with some occasional extra help from an ultra-local crew of guest stars (some of whom regularly do laundry chez Matmos). Dan Deacon, Max Eilbacher (Horse Lords), Sam Haberman (Horse Lords), Jason Willett (Half Japanese) and Duncan Moore (Needle Gun) all took part, either playing the machine like a drum, processing its audio, or sending MIDI data to the duo’s samplers. The vocabulary of the Ultimate Care II, its rhythmic chugs, spin cycle drones, rinse cycle splashes, metallic clanks and electronic beeps are parsed into an eclectic syntax of diverse musical genres. The result is a suite of rhythmic, melodic and drone-based compositions that morph dramatically, but remain fanatically centred upon their single, original sound source.

Like their promiscuous DJ sets, the palette of genres in play reveals Matmos’ hybrid musical DNA: Industrial music, vogue beats, gabber, Miami bass, free jazz, house, krautrock, drone, musique-concrete, and new age music all churn up to the surface and are sucked back into the depths. In this moiré pattern of textures, the listener encounters elements that sound like horns, kick drums, xylophones or sine waves, but in fact each component is meticulously crafted out of a manipulated sample of the machine. In other hands, such relentless conceptual tightness would court claustrophobia. Happily, Matmos’ willingness to transform audio and engage pop structure bypasses arid, arty thought exercises and produces instead their signature effect: abject and unusual noises yielding weirdly listenable music.

The duo know how to rein back the processing too. In its starkest passage, we hear the rinse cycle of the machine run uninterruptedly for four minutes as a slow filter sweep combs across the oceanic frequency range. The result is a kind of Environments LP that never was: the Psychologically Ultimate Washing Machine. It’s a gesture that’s likely to infuriate some people and tantalise others. Is this the conceptualist emperor’s new clothes, a wistful domestic reverie, a parody of recent moves in ‘object oriented’ philosophy, a feminist point about alienated domestic labor, an elegy to a discontinued model that stands in for unsustainable and water-wasteful technologies generally, or simply an immersion in the beauty of the noises of everyday life? Sucker-punching ambient pastoral, the album ends with a techno-industrial-booty bass workout that recapitulates motifs from across the entire composition before grinding to a halt, its task completed. Funny and sad, bouncy and creepy, liquid and mechanical, Ultimate Care II swirls with perverse paradox, but the agitation at its core offers vital evidence of Matmos’ abiding faith in the musical potential of sound.

‘At once atmospheric, industrial and experimental, Ultimate Care II is kind of like Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music had the old geezer from Freeport, N.Y. crafted it out of love instead of vitriol’ – Paste Magazine

‘Ultimate Care II is reliably dream-like, the sort of album you never quite hear in the same way twice; passages jut out or fly under the radar’ – SPIN

Tour support comes from Some Truths. It takes someone with a particular kind of approach to get something emotionally resonant and with references to all kinds of electronic/dance and experimental micro-genres from the modular synth. Some Truths brings a zinc hot soul as well brutal sonics and steams of new rhythmic pleasure to the alien electronic soundscapes of his releases and live shows. Some Truths is a project from Ralph Cumbers aka Bass Clef, an artist known to throw curveballs and cowbells at the best of times. Some Truth’s show are generated entirely on modular synths, with each live performance totally unique, composed at the soundcheck, the only way.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar, Common (both no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 June 2016
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

We’re delighted to be working with Olga Bell for the first time!

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Born in Moscow and raised in Alaska, Olga Bell is an American composer, producer and performer based in Brooklyn. A prodigious classical pianist as a child and teenager, Bell graduated from the New England Conservatory before moving to New York City to pursue electronic composition and songwriting. Her critically-acclaimed 2014 album Krai, described as ‘spectacularly well-unified and exceptional’ (Wondering Sound), was premiered at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and appeared on The Quietus’ Best of 2014 list.

Bell makes original music, remixes and videos under her own name. As half of Nothankyou, Bell makes dance music with British musician Tom Vek. From 2011 to 2013 she toured as a vocalist and keyboardist with Chairlift and Dirty Projectors.

The lead single from second album, Randomness, recently received a Best New Track designation on Pitchfork after it was premiered by Dummy, who described the house-influenced track as ‘the fuel of self-manifestation’. It is followed by ATA, the second single from Bell’s highly anticipated LP Tempo – set for 27 May release via One Little Indian.

‘A strange, fanciful kind of mutant pop, with the most fortuitous kind of randomness built right into the equation’ – Pitchfork

‘Grand compositional ambitions and a dynamic voice…the arty, adventurous edge of pop’ – The New York Times

Tour support comes from Dana Kunze, a ‘band that lives under a road’.

Local support comes from Veí. Veí is the alias of multi-instrumentalist, sound designer and producer Jonn Dean. A versatile artist, Dean has produced a wide variety of pieces under the Veí moniker, spanning numerous genres from brooding glitchy hip hop to more subtle orchestral works. His recent focus has been that of creating dark and haunting soundscapes which utilise his vast library of field recordings, samples and experimentation.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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