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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... Man & The Echo... Weyes Blood... Jesca Hoop... Beans on Toast... Whyte Horses... The Burning Hell... The Handsome Family...

When: 7.00pm on Wednesday 25 February
Where: The Roadhouse, 8 Newton St, Manchester M1 2AN

Please note: This show has been cancelled, along with the rest of the tour, after a fire in Amsterdam destroyed the band’s equipment. Please contact your ticket seller for a refund, and sign up for our mailing list above to be informed of a rescheduled show.

Gang Gang Dance are a band who are based in New York City and signed to Warp Records and the Social Registry. The group has become well known within the city’s experimental/art scene for its distinctive sound that draws equally from African rhythms, Middle eastern dance music, industrial, noise, grime and a whole mess of other genres.

While Gang Gang Dance are generally associated with fellow space cases Animal Collective and Black Dice, their music is wholly unique. Their earlier sound was chaotic and sprawling but the latest material is a combination of skewed pop music with the unpredictability of experimental/noise performances. The Independent wrote of their new album Saint Dymphna:

Having things in common with DFA electronic punk-funk, Japanese noise bands, Bjork, as well as a track with the UK grime MC Tinchy Stryder and one that sounds a lot like I Only Said by My Bloody Valentine, the third and least abstract album by these New York art-rockers could have been the work of a band who haven’t yet discovered what it is that they’re best at. But it turns out that they can do it all, with a seeming insouciance and energy to spare.

The eerie female vocals are reminiscent at times of an airy Kate Bush, trapped in a deep well with no one to sing to. The band belts out Arabian synth lines mixed with delayed shimmer guitar, over dark poly-rhythms. Their beat-heavy weird tribal-noise appeals to fans of marginal or left-centred pop music. And yes, you can dance to it.

We’re delighted to announce that Rubbed Out – aka Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip – will be playing too!

This is a co-promotion with Pineapple Folk.

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