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When: 7.30pm on Thursday 4 February 2016
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

PLEASE NOTE: This show is sold out! Watch this space for information about a future Eleanor Friedberger date in Manchester, however.

We’re excited to be working with Eleanor Friedberger once again!

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Eleanor Friedberger will release her third solo album entitled New View on 22 January 2016. New View is the follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed Personal Record and is her first album as a signee to NYC’s seminal indie label Frenchkiss Records. The album opener He Didn’t Mention His Mother is an exciting first glimpse at New View, driven by melodic guitar lines, Wurlitzer electric piano and Friedberger’s signature, witty lyricism.

It’s been two years since the release of Eleanor Friedberger’s sophomore solo album Personal Record, which made countless year-end lists including Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Paste, Magnet, MOJO, Uncut, CMJ and more. During that time, Eleanor has kept quite busy – she live-scored unreleased Andy Warhol films alongside Bradford Cox and Dean Wareham, and sat in with the 8G Band numerous times on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Most recently, Eleanor released a new song, False Alphabet City, giving us a taste of what’s to come on New View.

New View signals a fresh beginning for the former Fiery Furnaces’ frontwoman. After living in Brooklyn for 14 years, Friedberger moved to upstate New York, and the album reflects that region’s rustic charm. The songs were arranged with her backing band Icewater and recorded in Germantown, NY, live to tape, with producer Clemens Knieper in his converted barn studio. The result is an album that feels like an instant classic upon first listen, and is Eleanor Friedberger’s best record to date.

Friedberger drew inspiration for New View from many of her musical heroes – everyone from Van Morrison, Neil Young and George Harrison, to Slapp Happy, Yoko Ono and Elyse. There are ghost notes of all of those influences on New View, but mostly you hear the singular voice of Eleanor Friedberger, whose warm, inviting alto and incredible word play continue to make her one of the foremost songwriters in the indie rock world today.

For this return to the city – her first since a sold out show at the Castle Hotel 18 months ago – Eleanor will be performing solo.

Support comes from Andrew Wasylyk – the alias of Scottish writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Mitchell. Cinematic nostalgia, elements of Baroque pop and the influence of classic 1970s songwriters come together in a diverse collection of ten songs that comprise his debut album, Soroky.

PLEASE NOTE: This show is sold out! Watch this space for information about a future Eleanor Friedberger date in Manchester, however.

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