When: 7.30pm on Thursday 9 February 2017
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW
We’re delighted to be working with Andy Shauf for the first time!
Acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf has announced an extensive European tour in February 2017. Shauf will tour in support of his critically acclaimed album The Party, which was released earlier this year on Anti-. The tour follows his 13-date, sold out North American tour.
His new song, Quite Like You, has also been premiered on Clash. Its animated video, featuring an alien house party, was directed by Chad Van Gaalen (METZ, Black Mountain, Holy Fuck).
Next to receiving an overwhelming critical acclaim from music critics around the world for The Party, Andy Shauf was shortlisted for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2016, alongside Grimes, Carly Rae Jepsen, U.S. Girls and 2016 winner Kaytranada.
‘Canadian troubadour Andy Shauf is a find’ – The Guardian
‘It’s a baroque-pop exercise with echoes of Seventies smarties like Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and Steely Dan, though rather more empathetic than them’ – The Independent
‘A graduate of the school of Burt Bacharach, solo Lennon, Macca and Wings, The Carpenters, Harry Nilsson and Elliott Smith, Shauf can locate the game changing chord that great songs pivot on, for which lesser talents fumble in vain. The Party conceals killer lyrics in music of extraordinary beauty and lushness’ – Sunday Times
Tour support comes from Tasseomancy. Tasseomancy is the musical project of sisters Sari and Romy Lightman. Influenced by the likes of Robbie Basho, Broadcast, Mary Margaret O’hara and Alice Coltrane’s Turiya Sings, the band has developed a unique sound that combines the lyrical and vocal traditions of folk music with the experimental attitudes of psychedelia, new wave and new age music. In 2011, they released Ulalume, a collaborative record with Timber Timbre, while also joining the electronic queer group, Austra. They’ve since left that band to focus on their own project, and in May 2015 released Palm Wine Revisited.
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