When: 7.30pm on Friday 13 February 2015
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW
When: 7.30pm on Saturday 21 March 2015
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE
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We’re delighted to helping Jane Weaver celebrate topping Piccadilly Records’ albums of the year chart!
Working as an omnipresent pop figure in her genuinely independent micro-industry for over 20 years, Jane Weaver is a rare example of a passionate and resilient northern female artist who re-creates, re-invents and refreshes where many others come and go. Her synth-pop psych and conceptual pop LPs have earned her a faithful fan base which has extended to a long discography of collaborations often released through her own musical ‘Woman’s Institute’ imprint Bird Records, which she runs with Finders Keepers Records in Manchester.
Late 2014 saw the release of her new self-produced synth-driven LP The Silver Globe, made with a wide cast of global collaborators such as soundtrack composer David Holmes, Andy Votel with extra music from Australian prog legends Cybotron, Hawkwind and sound effects from electronic pioneer Suzanne Ciani. Wearing her penchants for French wave, cosmic Deutsch rock and European fantasy films on both of her sequinned sleeves, Jane’s sixth studio album follows the highest critical acclaim for her previous self-funded album, The Fallen By Watchbird, and a campaign that bought together the unlikely coupling of artists like Wendy & Bonnie, Demdike Stare and The Focus Group.
This year Jane’s new brand of motorik cold-funk and technicolor domestic synth flourishes unite 10 new conceptual pop songs about power-plant fun-fairs, sci-fi education centres and post-apocalyptic love affairs while her characteristic gossamer vocals cross octaves to theatrical deft effect.
The Silver Globe has been voted as Piccadilly Records’ number one album of 2014! To mark the occasion, you can save £2 off the ticket price for this show when you purchase the album at Piccadilly Records – just ask at the counter.
‘The Silver Globe is arguably her most sonically adventurous work to date’ – The Quietus
‘She is amongst todays most striking sonic auteurs’ – Mojo
‘Mesmerising and inspiring, Weaver is one of this country’s hidden treasures’ – Q
GULLIVERS: Support comes from Tender Prey. Laura Bryon is Tender Prey, a Cardiff-based musician who mixes garage rock, blues and ghostly girl group clangs to shake you, soothe you and see you through the night. Tender Prey has previously made music as Le B and in noisepop outfit King Alexander. Laura will be releasing her debut album on Bird Records – and performing here with her band.
This show has now sold out!
THE DEAF INSTITUTE: Support comes from highly rated Manchester quartet Horsebeach. Piccadilly Records placed their self-titled debut album at number 3 in its 2014 end-of-year chart, describing it as ‘a gorgeous journey through Northern, jangly, dreamy guitar pop. From as far back as The Wake, through the now de rigeur C86, this is bedroom introspection gone widescreen’.
This show has now sold out too!