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Upcoming shows: Amber Arcades... Haley Bonar... Emanuel and The Fear... Merchandise... The Wave Pictures... Alabaster DePlume... The Lovely Eggs... Will Varley... Avec Sans... Robocobra Quartet... Robert Chaney... Kristin Hersh... Ryley Walker... BC Camplight... Robert Ellis... Steve Gunn... Rachael Yamagata... Living Body... Man & The Echo... Weyes Blood... Jesca Hoop... Hannah Lou Clark... Beans on Toast... Whyte Horses... Animal Noise... The Burning Hell... Theme Park... Andy Shauf... The Handsome Family... Haley Bonar... Skinny Lister...

Amber Arcades

When: 7.30pm on Sunday 30 October 2016 Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF We’re delighted to be working with Amber Arcades for the first time! The swirling, steely songs on Amber Arcades’ dazzling debut are the work of Annelotte De Graaf, a woman inspired by ‘time, continuity, coincidence and magic’, as well as early-morning jetlag (on Turning […]


Haley Bonar

When: 7.30pm on Monday 24 October 2016 Where: The Brudenell Social Club, 33 Queen’s Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 1NY We’re excited to be working with Haley Bonar again – this time, in Leeds! Haley Bonar has spent a lot of the past few years poring over her past. That has something to do with the sound of her […]


Emanuel and The Fear

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 2 November 2016 Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW We’re delighted to be working with Emanuel and The Fear for the first time in six years! ‘My freedom thus consists in my moving about within the narrow frame that I have assigned to myself for each one of my undertakings. I shall go […]



When: 7.30pm on Thursday 3 November 2016 Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE We’re delighted to working with 4AD’s Merchandise for the first time! Merchandise have announced details of their new album, A Corpse Wired For Sound, due for release on 23 September via 4AD, alongside the video for a second new track, End […]


The Wave Pictures

When: 7pm on Thursday 3 November 2016 Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE We’re delighted to be welcoming The Wave Pictures back to the Deaf Institute! London-based trio The Wave Pictures – Jonny Helm (drums), Dave Tattersall (guitar and vocals) and Franic Rozycki (bass) – return with their brand new album Bamboo Diner […]


Alabaster DePlume

When: 7pm on Thursday 3 November 2016 Where: The Klondyke Club, 1 Burnage Range, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 2HQ We’re delighted to be returning to Levenshulme’s Klondyke Club for the first time in 10 years – with Alabaster DePlume, The Magic Lantern and Mikey Kenney! Stretching the word ’folk’ around a moving, living spirit, this three-sided concert is here to […]


The Lovely Eggs

When: 7pm on Friday 4 November 2016 Where: Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW We’re delighted to be promoting The Lovely Egg’s biggest show to date! Following the release of their critically acclaimed album This is Our Nowhere last year and their sold-out tour last year, champions of the UK underground scene The Lovely Eggs return […]


Will Varley

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 9 November 2016 Where: Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW We’re delighted to be promoting Will Varley’s biggest Manchester show to date! Rambling folk singer Will Varley has travelled further than ever since a 500-mile walking tour along England’s south coast. Third album Postcards From Ursa Minor has whisked him from Kent […]


Avec Sans

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 10 November 2016 Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW We’re delighted to be working with Avec Sans for the first time! Following the release of their iTunes-charting debut album, Heartbreak Hi, in July 2016, London-based duo Avec Sans release their Hype-Machine-topping rework of Bon Iver track Perth. The band’s album is […]


Robocobra Quartet

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 10 November 2016 Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE We’re delighted to working with Robocobra Quartet for the first time! Mining influence from jazz, hardcore punk and contemporary classical music, Robocobra Quartet sound like little else. With an expanding, contracting and ever-changing line-up, the group began performing live in 2014 after studying […]


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