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Upcoming shows: Ultimate Painting... Meilyr Jones... Skinny Lister... Freakwater... Angel Olsen... Simone Felice... Stephen Steinbrink... Jenny Hval... Tom Brosseau... Public Service Broadcasting... Peter Broderick... Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker... Amber Arcades... Haley Bonar... Emanuel and The Fear... Merchandise... The Wave Pictures... Alabaster DePlume... The Lovely Eggs... Will Varley... Avec Sans... Kristin Hersh... Ryley Walker... BC Camplight... Robert Ellis... Steve Gunn... Weyes Blood... Jesca Hoop... Beans on Toast... Whyte Horses... The Burning Hell... The Handsome Family...

When: 7.30pm on Sunday 4 April 2010
Where: Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE

We’re excited to be organising an intimate Easter Sunday special featuring New York City’s Emanuel & The Fear.

It comes with good reason that New York City-based orchestral-rock band Emanuel & The Fear bestowed the name upon themselves. After all, the definition of courage is standing up to fear itself, – and stand up they do, despite the obvious obstacles of playing small stages. Through intelligent and complex composition and a penchant for melodic pop, Emanuel & The Fear create extravagant and climatic electro/orchestral arrangements that ebb and flow around honest and poetic lyrics, delivering an audio experience of grandeur.

With influences that swing as far off as Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Glass and all the way back to their peers such as Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes, Daft Punk and Sufjan Stevens, Emanuel & The Fear exploit their relentless talent and eclectic adaptability in a culmination of epic and theatrical proportions. They sequestered themselves for the better part of 2009 to record their first full-length masterpiece entitled Listen, released on Paper Garden Records in March this year.

‘They found their voices in the age of Sufjan and Arcade Fire and the Polyphonic Spree. In their minds, no emotion is too small to warrant the full orchestral-pop treatment. Fortunately, they’ve got tunes.’

Joining Emanuel & The Fear for this Easter Sunday special are Manchester’s own Walton Hesse and James Kelly. This promises to be a diverse, fun line-up.

Tickets, costing £3, are available on the door

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