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Upcoming shows: Ultimate Painting... Meilyr Jones... Skinny Lister... Vinny Peculiar... 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: 7pm on Friday 15 April 2016
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

We’re excited to be welcoming Liima – featuring members of Efterklang – to Manchester for the first time!

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Liima is a new band formed by Finnish percussionist Tatu Ronkko plus Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg of Danish act Efterklang.

Their debut album ii features songs written in Finland, Berlin, Istanbul and Madeira during four week-long residencies, each place influencing the sound, sometimes literally through field recording and sampling. Every residency ended with a live concert, performing the freshly written songs in front of an audience.

Translated from Finnish as ‘glue’, Liima found the spontaneity of writing and performing in a limited timeframe hugely liberating. From a simple live set-up – synthesisers, drum samplers, vocals, effects pedals and a bass guitar – the four were able to draw upon their creative dynamic, playing by intuition like a collective conscience, to shape improvised sketches and ideas into songs.

They took the same instinctive approach when recording the album. In October 2015 the band, along with producer Jonas Verwijnen, headed to Vox-Ton studio in Berlin, recording the album in just three days, playing everything together live with no overdubs. ii was mixed to tape by Francesco Donadello.

Support comes from Last Harbour. Manchester’s Last Harbour play honest, heartfelt music that moves from dusty laments to doom-filled rock, from starkly beautiful duets to hazy ambient passages. There is a dark, gothic heart to the band yet their music is always beautiful and transcendent. Paler Cities is their forthcoming 7″ single on Gizeh Records and marks the follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed Caul album. These two new tracks are a more direct version of Last Harbour’s signature form, leaning towards a more stripped back, less textured post-punk sound. expertly navigating the intimate and the expansive.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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