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Upcoming shows: Happyness... Holy Moly & The Crackers + Rob Heron... Skinny Lister... Sounds From The Other City 2017... The Travelling Band... Joan Shelley... James Leg + The Bonnevilles... Theme Park... C Duncan... Lowly... Chloe Foy... On The Buses... Jenn Grant... Angel Olsen... Aldous Harding... The Besnard Lakes... Julie Byrne... Tom Williams... Guadalupe Plata... Saint Sister... Nikki Lane... Mt Wolf... Sweet Baboo... Kiran Leonard... Sam Outlaw... Adam Torres... Laura Gibson... Jens Lekman... Danny & The Champions Of The World... Avec Sans... Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton... Julie Byrne... Will Varley... Jesca Hoop...

When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with Happyness once again!

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When Happyness first burst into the public conscience with 2013’s debut single It’s On You, their spirited take on US college rock was as big a surprise as it was an instant hit. The resulting full length, Weird Little Birthday, went on to feature in many of 2014’s End of Year album lists. Worldwide tours, an NME Award, a re-issue on the much-loved labels Moshi Moshi Recordings (Bar/None in US), and millions of Spotify plays later, it is with some anticipation now that the band finally reveal the full details of the follow-up.

Titled Write In, released on 7 April through Moshi Moshi and featuring artwork from the band’s own Jon EE Allan, the record was made in the band’s own studio above a now-abandoned bookshop, then finished and mixed with Adam Lasus at his LA home studio. Write In sets its stall out as an outward looking, inventive, and thoughtful progression from their debut. Drawing on an array of influences including Roxy Music, The Beach Boys, Randy Newman, Sonic Youth, Big Star and Pierre Cavalli, the direction is best summed up by Jon EE Allan: ‘I’d like to think this record looks outside the little American alt-rock sphere we were looking in on. I think we used to be very afraid of being earnest. And now we’re able to be tender or heartfelt without feeling too guilty about it. This record cost us about £500 to make, and that was mainly spent on an eight-track tape re-corder and a dehumidifier. We self-produced it in our studio [the affectionately named ‘Jelly Boy Studios’, where the band also recorded their debut]. The building’s being redeveloped at the end of the year, so this is the last record we’ll make there, which feels like the end of a chapter for us.’

Ahead of the album release, new single Falling Down now has an official video, a disorientating and retro seven-minute spectacle, as guitarist Benji Compston explains: ‘A friend of ours manages a cinema (shoutout Nyla!) and she gets free use of it every Monday night when the public have left. We showed up at midnight with an old TV and some musical equipment and a vague plan to shoot a Spiegel Im Spiegel effect with the cinema screens. Special credit should probably also go to the coffee machine.’

Tour support comes from Her’s. Her’s are a Liverpool based pop duo consisting of Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading. As outsiders from sleepy coastal towns on different coastlines, Stephen Fitzpatrick from Barrow in Furness and Norwegian Audun Laading met for the first time in Liverpool as students. The pair bonded over a love of peculiar, sardonic humour and wide eyed observations.

‘One thing’s for sure – this is one of the best debuts we’ve heard for quite some time’ – DIY

Opening the show are New Luna. Manchester-based New Luna have been played on Best of British Unsigned Music and BBC Introducing, and performed at Y NOT and Truck festivals. Their self-titled debut EP received praise from Manchester Evening News and The Revue, and ranked as Number 4 in MIMR’s Top 50 EPs of 2016.

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

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When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 26 April 2017
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be promoting a joint headline show featuring Holy Moly & The Crackers and Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra!

Holy Moly & The Crackers are a seven-piece ‘gypsy folk rock’ band from the UK. Founders Conrad Bird, Ruth Patterson and ‘Squeezebox’ Rosie lead the band with compelling charismatic style.

They released their debut album, First Avenue, in October 2012 and an EP, Lilly, a year later – described as ‘a re-imagining of three traditional folk/blues songs that evokes eras of whiskey and guns on modern punk folk steroids’. Their single A Punk Called Peter (2015) is ‘a sort of New Orleans funeral march mixed with some fine and highly danceable reggae’. Their latest single, Burning Back Wheel, was self-released in 2016. They have recently made a new album with top rock/pop producer Matt Terry at Vada Studios (The Enemy, Ocean Colour Scene, The Wonderstuff etc) which will be released in 2017.

Surely they are one of hardest working bands on the circuit with a growing and loyal fan base: over the last two years they have toured the UK extensively, and made impressive debuts in France, Germany, Holland and Portugal. In 2016 they appeared at 27 festivals, including performances at Glastonbury (Avalon Main Stage), Larmer Tree, Wilderness, Belladrum, Kendal Calling, Underneath The Stars, Towersey, Purbeck Valley, Deershed plus many more. In previous years they have appeared at Hop Farm, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown and Cornbury. At Towersey Festival the band were introduced to the main stage as the festival band of the year, and at Glastonbury they were a Avalon Stage crew highlight.

Influenced by an electric range of folk and popular music, Holy Moly & The Crackers play a exciting and visceral blend of rock, pop, folk, blues, balkan, klezmer, ska and reggae.

‘Completely at home in a smoke filled juke joint in New Orleans’ – Narc

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Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra are one of the hardest working bands in the UK roots circuit. With thousands of touring miles under their belts, they have earned themselves a sizeable fan base in the UK, Europe and beyond.

Rob Heron play their own unique brand of western swing, blues, gypsy jazz and country, or ‘North Eastern swing’ as they’ve coined it. Influenced by early 20th Century American music, with the addition of razor-sharp solos, great arrangements and original songs; their music harks back to a golden age while staying perfectly modern. The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin’!

Their debut album, Money Isn’t Everything, caused a sensation when it was released in 2012, winning a host of rave reviews – many of them five-star. Their follow up album, Talk About The Weather in 2014, also received great radio play and reviews. Throughout 2015 and 2016 the band have continued to show their passion for touring and playing live with multiple sell out shows across the UK and beyond.

2016 started with a bang with the band extensively touring across February to May – including dates in England, Scotland, Ireland and Europe! Following this, Rob and the gang played some fantastic festival slots including Glastonbury (Avalon), Red Rooster, Shrewsbury Folk and Belladrum Tartan Heart. Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra are touring the UK once again this spring to promote the release of their highly anticipated third album Something Blue, which is already receiving fantastic reviews for which some are included below.

‘Rob Heron evokes the spirit of Bob Wills and Django Reinhardt with a quintet that shuffles and boogies with panache. Infectiously good-humoured’ – Uncut Magazine

‘On this, their second album of skewed Texas swing, gypsy jazz and hot, humorous country blues they’ve added reeds and horns for a big, thick sound, but their spontaneous combustion is always unstoppable’ – Scotsman On Sunday

Completing this triple bill are The Hornblower Brothers. Championed by BBC 6 Music’s Marc Riley, dubbed ‘charmingly shambolic’ by the Guardian, The Hornblower Brothers WLTM audiences with a GSOH.

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

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When: 7pm on Friday 28 April 2017
Where: Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW

PLEASE NOTE: This show is completely sold out! Join our mailing list, above, for information about future Skinny Lister shows.

We’re delighted to be bringing Skinny Lister back – to Gorilla this time!

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Hot off the heels of a sold out UK tour in support of current album, The Devil, The Heart & The Fight – out on Xtra Mile RecordingsSkinny Lister announce a run of even bigger venues for Spring 2017. Having just played to a packed out the Ruby Lounge, Skinny Lister will return for their biggest ever tour across the country.

The tour will follow a support slot on the enormous European arena tour with American punk/folk legends Dropkick Murphys. which includes shows at London’s Brixton Academy, Munich’s Zenith venue and the 7000-capacity hall in Dusseldorf.

These two tours show the massive projection Skinny Lister are on and the formidable year 2016 has been for them. The year has seen them support Frank Turner across Germany, Austria and Switzerland before joining Flogging Molly’s festival Salty Dog Cruise around the Bahamas. They then headed out on their own East Coast headline tour with label pals Beans On Toast and Will Varley in tow where many of the shows were sold out well in advance and signalled a big step up for the band Stateside, with an ever-increasing fanbase begging for more!

September saw the release of third album The Devil, The Heart & The Fight, which has received critical acclaim, including picking up support from BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, and reaching the Top 40 Indie Album Chart in the UK and the US Americana/Folk Chart at No. 38. And rounding off the year, the band head back to the US in November for their biggest headline tour to date; the show in Charlotte, NC is already sold out and Boston is looking likely to sell out very soon.

With 2017 already looking like yet another incredible year – there’s seemingly no end to what this hard-working, hard-partying, fun-filled band can achieve.

‘A visceral and deafening experience’ – 5/5, The Independent

‘Considerably upped their game’ – 4/5, Q Magazine

‘A kaleidoscope of high octane folk punk via Dexy’s and The Pogues‘ – Louder Than War

Tour support comes from AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad). For their sixth album, garbage­pop veterans AJJ chose to reinforce their strengths and leave any limp frivolities behind. They reconvened with producer John Congleton, who oversaw 2014’s sonically expansive Christmas Island, but recorded and mixed the album in a mere nine days, having arranged most of the songs during tour sound checks and down­time in the van. This made for a confident stride into more elaborate arrangements and wider dynamics while staying just as dour. They also opted, amid some sensation, for the simplified band acronym.

This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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When: 3pm until late on Sunday 30 April 2017
Where: St Philip’s Church, Encombe Place, Salford, Lancashire, M3 6FJ

Hey! Manchester is delighted to be curating a stage at this year’s Sounds From The Other City – our ninth year in a row! SFTOC is a one-day music festival that celebrates the diversity of Greater Manchester’s ‘other city’.

The 12-hour event places many of the city’s favourite promoters –  including Now Wave, Comfortable on A Tightrope, Grey Lantern and Bad Uncle – into several of our favourite venues and drinking establishments along Chapel Street.

Hey! Manchester is excited to be returning to a very special venue in 2016: St Philip’s Church. The building is one of Greater Manchester’s finest Georgian buildings, dating back to 1825, and its Greek style is unique in Salford.

Our line-up this year features The Lovely Eggs, The Proper Ornaments, Hannah Peel, Tom Williams, Fazerdaze, Living Body and OLA – a diverse collection of artists, ranging from rock ‘n’ roll and dream pop, via folk and shoegaze, through to ambient music. We love them all – and we’re hoping you might too. Give them a spin below:

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Tickets, giving access to all stages, are available in person from Common, Islington Mill, The Kings Arms, The Old Pint Pot (all booking fee-free) and Piccadilly Records. and online via Skiddle.com.


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When: 7.30pm on Friday 5 May 2017
Where: Band on the Wall, 26 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JZ

We’re delighted to be working with The Travelling Band again – this time, at Band on the Wall.

It’s been a bittersweet rollercoaster year for The Travelling Band with not one, but two founding band members leaving suddenly either side of a 17-date UK tour celebrating ten years on the road together. Having quite literally regrouped, the widely respected Manchester based band are now ready to launch their new line up at Band on The Wall on Friday 5 May.

With the band now focussed around the songwriting talents and production skills of Jo Dudderidge and Adam Gorman and the rhythmic driving force of enigmatic drummer Nick Vaal, they have entered a new collaborative phase in the band’s lifespan. The introduction of AMA UK instrumentalist of year Chris ‘CJ’ Hillman (pedal steel and guitar), Harry Fausing Smith (sax, fiddle, guitar and clarinet) and newest recruit Sam Quinn (bass), the new live experience reveals an exciting new chapter for the band’s harmony drenched eclectic mix of Alt-folk, Rock and Americana.

Presented by Sideways Saloon Records and longtime collaborators Hey! Manchester, this special one-off evening will see the band playing new songs from their forthcoming (inevitably delayed) fourth studio album, due for release in the summer. This stellar line up includes performances from newly recruited Sideways Saloon artist Elle Mary (of Elle Mary & The Bad Men) as well as the equally hotly tipped South Island Son who have been recording their new single Down the slopes with Adam Gorman at The Travelling Band’s recently established Pinhole Sound Studios in Ancoats, Manchester.

The party won’t stop there with special guest DJ sets seeing this incredible night through until 2am.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Band on the Wall’s box office (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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When: 7.30pm on Saturday 6 May 2017
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

We’re delighted to be working with Joan Shelley – this time, at the Eagle Inn!

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Joan Shelley‘s new album, Over And Even, was written in the back of an abandoned beauty parlour on the island of Thessaloniki. The whole thing had something to do with Vashti Bunyan. That’s what Joan told me, but Joan Shelley is a poet, so she makes things up.

In a small, dark room that smells of expired hair-do chemicals, there is talk of hypnosis. All the windows are blacked out. ‘Look into my eyes.’ White walls are blinding in the ancient sunlight. A bowl of oranges shines like solid gold, waiting for you. There is a small classical guitar, a sunburn, and a key that turns a lock, and songs come pouring out.

Maybe the Greek deal was really about Leonard Cohen. That’s Joanie’s jam: songs wide open enough to let the wind blow the curtains around, and solid enough to hang a ton of heartache on. She writes smart, beautiful songs full of poetry, history, mystery and nature. Like all the best sad songs, they will make you cry. Then they will drag you outside and leave you flat on your back, staring up at the stars. Joan lands on a note like a laser beam on a diamond. Colours fly around the room, and her voice bends between them. People say her voice reminds them of Sandy Denny. It’s more than the vocal range. It’s a quiet power that draws you in.

Maybe Over And Even wasn’t written last winter on a Greek island. Maybe these songs were written a hundred years ago in a farm house somewhere in Kentucky. That’s where Joan is from, and that’s where she and guitar player Nathan Salsburg recorded all the basic tracks live.

All the people who played on Joan’s new record – and Daniel Martin Moore who recorded and engineered it – are friends. That comes through somehow in the sound of the album. Will Oldham and Glen Dettinger are genius harmony singers. They leave the perfect amount of space for microscopic shifts in Joan’s voice, without sacrificing their own awesome idiosyncrasies. Nathan Salsburg’s guitar follows every twist of the melody. When the song breaks your heart in two, Nathan is there with a high E-string to sew it back together.

Joan Shelley’s voice flows out like a river. It never travels in a straight line. It follows bends and curves carved by history. We are all lucky just to be swept away, and go with her wherever she’s going.

Support comes from Jake Houlsby. Described by BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne as ‘sublime’, Newcastle singer-songwriter Jake Houlsby has steadily been attracting more and more attention since releasing his debut EP, Yannina, in 2015. Influenced by the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Fleet Foxes and Willy Mason, Yannina picked up widespread acclaim with national airplay on BBC 6 Music courtesy of Lauren Laverne and Tom Robinson, as well as considerable blog coverage on the likes of The 405, Crack In The Road and Folk Radio UK, and led to support slots with Gaz Coombes, The Lone Bellow and Paper Aeroplanes.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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When: 7pm on Tuesday 9 May 2017
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

We’re delighted to be working with James Leg for the firs time – plus special guests The Bonnevilles!

James Leg (aka John Wesley Myers of the Black Diamond Heavies, Lee County Killers) has just released his third solo album, Blood On The Keys. Back in his days with the Heavies, Leg laid the foundation for his solo work with his down-n-dirty keys, fervent live performances and trademark gruff black snake moan.

Following the success of his acclaimed 2015 solo album, Below The Belt, Leg recorded once again at the Masonic Sounds located in a Masonic Lodge in Dayton, KY, and had the album mixed by renowned producer/engineer Jason Soda (GospelbeacH, Everest) at SodaCuts in East LA.

Leg, the son of a Texas preacher, started playing piano when he was just six. Raised on southern gospel music, he began preaching at the church his father pastored at the age of 14. Two years later he became infected with the lure of rock-n-roll and eventually alcohol and drugs. It was this contrast of good and evil, heaven and hell that would affect not only his music – solo and otherwise – but also his impassioned live performances evoking some sort of fervid snake-handling Pentecostal preacher in the middle of a lung-busting, jugular-popping sermon (just replace the slippery vermin with a fifth of whiskey and Leg pounding on his signature Fender Rhodes and you get the picture).

‘Part Howling’ Wolf, part Iggy Pop, he’s the new standard-bearer for the rebels, the new punk in a land of posers’ – Elmore Magazine

Tour support comes from The Bonnevilles.

The Bonnevilles are shaking Northern Ireland in a way it hasn’t felt since Van Morrison & Them obliterated Club Rado in 1964 and Stiff Little Fingers blew apart The Trident in 1977! The Bonnevilles don’t so much play punk blues as use it as a spring board to create a completely new genre. Their new album, Arrow Pierce My Heart, is evidence of a band at the top of their game.

The Lurgan duo take Mississippi Hill Blues and Punk Rock and mix into their own unique dark Northern Irish Punk Blues stew.

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

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When: 7pm on Wednesday 10 May 2017
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

We’re delighted to be working with Theme Park again – this time, at Soup Kitchen!

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Theme Park have announced details of their new single. LA (Stealing My Friends) is the follow up to You Are Real, which was released in 2016 and gained support from the likes of Radio 1, 6 Music, Noisey, Clash, DIY amongst others.

Taken from their sophomore album, LA (Stealing My Friends) is a pop classic in the waiting about friends succumbing to the draw of cool La La Land with it’s surf, sea and Hollywood elite. The single was recorded as part of sessions produced both by Fryars and the band themselves in their own home studio.

Theme Park are three friends from London. Twin brothers Marcus and Miles, who met in the womb, and Oscar who entered their lives soon after at primary school. Chats during weekend tennis squads confirmed their growing love of music, and when miles and Marcus decided to form a band having finished university, it seemed only natural that Oscar would become the third member.

‘If you like Metronomy when Joe Mount was rocking a falsetto all day every day, and you dig Hot Chip‘s seminal 2006 video for Over and Over, then you will certainly enjoy the plinkety cool grooves of this London trio’ – Noisey

‘Rejoice, and perform rollercoaster-like loop the loops – Theme Park are back’ – DIY

Support comes from Manchester-based indie pop outfit Faitala. Faitala was founded by New-Zealand born David Faitala. As a three-piece, they were invited to play a live session on Marc Riley’s BBC 6 show after he saw the band play locally at one of their early live shows.The infectious pop of their first release, Plush, from that three song session was subsequently picked up and played extensively by fellow DJs Tom Robinson on his Music Introducing Mixtape, Gideon Coe and XFM’s John Kennedy. In November 2016 they released their debut EP, Departures. The first track from the EP, Forty-one has already received credits from BBC Introducing Manchester, Amazing Radio and Tom Robinson’s Fresh Faves.

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

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When: 7pm on Friday 12 May 2017
Where: Band on the Wall, 26 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JZ

We’re delighted to be working with C Duncan again – this time, at Band on the Wall.

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Delving into more expansive and experimental territories, Glasgow’s prodigious talent C Duncan released his second album The Midnight Sun last October to critical acclaim. Blending electronic elements and sweeping synth sounds with his signature layered vocals and dreamy instrumentation, the follow up to his Mercury Prize nominated debut Architect, won huge praise from the likes of the Guardian, The Sunday Times, Mojo, Uncut and The Quietus.

With a brand new and bigger live show in tow, C Duncan has blossomed into a fully accomplished live artist. Having fast-tracked from playing basement venues alone to selling out 900-capacity venues within a year, his live show has come along hugely. Now joined by a four-piece band, they provide the perfect backdrop for his hushed vocals and help execute the plentiful harmonies with mesmerising precision. After completing a live run later this month, the band will support Elbow on their mammoth UK run, before another set of headline dates in May.

‘There is also an innocence to these songs, a spirituality that, in a year of bold musical statements and political upheaval, provides a soothing tonic; an escapist episode of spectacular beauty’ – The Guardian

‘C Duncan is the real thing. He writes melodies you feel you’ve always known, harmonies that satisfy your ears and cadences that strike with and at your heart’ – The Quietus

‘A polished and focused affair that demonstrates the breadth of Duncan’s sparkling ability……..not many do this better’ – Uncut

Tour support comes from Modern Studies. Modern Studies are a chamber pop band from Perthshire-via-Glasgow-via-Yorkshire. Their quietly experimental landscape songs are played on analogue synths, cello, double bass, drums, guitars, a wine-glass orchestra and, at the creaking centre of things, a Victorian pedal harmonium.

The band came together in early 2015, when Glasgow songwriter Emily Scott recruited old pals and collaborators Pete Harvey (King Creosote, The Leg), Joe Smillie (Call to Mind, boss of Glasgow’s The Glad Cafe) and Rob St. John.

Opening the show is Manchester duo We Were Strangers, who have already played alongside Tiny Ruins, Rozi Plain, De Montevert, Kathryn Williams, Lucy & The Caterpillar, Young War and Blue Rose Code. Their song I Believe has already chalked up over 15,000 plays.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Band on the Wall’s box office (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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When: 7.30pm on Friday 12 May 2017
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with Denmark’s Lowly for the first time!

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Lowly are a five-piece noise pop band from Denmark. They appeared out of nowhere in April 2014 with the release of the bewitching Daydreamers. The sound, already so rich and full, was like being put under a magical spell.

Initially brought together – in hindsight I’d suggest by a visionary alchemist – purely to fulfil part of a short music project at the school they all attended, Nanna, Thomas, Steffen, Kasper and Soffie immediately found the chemistry so many musicians search years to find. The individual influences of each, so different it seemed to begin with, truly give Lowly that unique sound, one that has been developing over the course of the last year.

In the fall, Lowly released their EP Sink Way Into Me and the single Fire was described as ‘ABBA’s Super Trouper remixed by Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker’ by Ed Nash from The Line Of Best Fit.

The music is at times intricate yet deep and sensual, the fascinating rhythms of drummer Steffen create a perfect counterpoint to the gorgeous melodies of Soffie and Nanna. The overall effect of this in tandem with the liquid bass and keyboard lines create a set that has you on the verge of crying and dancing all at the same time. There isn’t a band out there today like them, which is thrilling. To make music that is both emotional and influential at this early stage, shows that Lowly are a band of limitless possibilities.

Lowly released Heba, their debut album on Bella Union, on 10 February.

‘A remarkable debut, it doesn’t sound like anyone else, it sounds like Lowly, who on Heba are a band completely on top of their own game’ – The Line Of Best Fit, 8.5/10

‘An overwhelming onslaught of beauty’ – Stereogum

‘Jazzy, soaring widescreen pop’ – Brooklyn Vegan

Tour support comes from Pavo Pavo. Pavo Pavo are an experimental pop band from Brooklyn, NY. Their debut record, Young Narrator in the Breakers, was released on Bella Union in November 2016. The band started writing together while studying music at Yale, and since then its five members have worked closely with indie and classical heavyweights such as Here We Go Magic, Roomful of Teeth, Dave Longstreth and San Fermin. Stereogum describes their music as ‘weightless pop that sounds like it was beamed down from a utopian future’.

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